Jody Cundy strikes gold as ParalympicsGB take total to nine in Rio
Published 09/09/2016 | 18:11
Great Britain's gold medal total moved to nine on Friday's second day of the Rio Paralympics - as Jody Cundy triumphed four years after the expletive-laden rant which changed perceptions of Paralympians.
Cundy won the C4/C5 one-kilometres time-trial in one minute 04.492 seconds to claim his sixth Paralympic gold.
The 37-year-old from Wisbech had hoped that landmark would come in front of a home crowd at London 2012, but officials ruled against him.
After hurling invective and water bottles in the direction of the officials, Cundy refocused on Rio - and he delivered.
Moments later Georgina Hermitage won the T37 100m final at the Olympic Stadium a nd, in the next final, Sophie Hahn claimed victory in the T38 100m final.
Britain's 10th gold soon followed in the swimming pool as 15-year-old Ellie Robinson won the S6 50m butterfly.
Robinson, who was inspired by Ellie Simmonds, now her team-mate, triumphed in 35.58 seconds, a Paralympic record.
Britain's first gold medal of Friday's second day came in the velodrome when Sophie Thornhill and her tandem pilot Helen Scott triumphed in the women's B one-kilometre time-trial.