GB dressage team make it five straight Paralympic golds

Mon, 03 Sep 14:23:00 2012

Great Britain claimed dressage team gold for the fifth straight Paralympics to add to their success last month at the Olympics.

Great Britain's Lee Pearson - 0

The victory gives Lee Pearson his tenth Paralympic title and he can move level with wheelchair racer Tanni Grey-Thompson and swimmer David Roberts with 11 Games golds if he wins his freestyle competition today.

“I think this has been our strongest team, but it has been the toughest gold to gain," he said.

Sophie Christiansen's individual gold secured Britain the overall prize while there were silvers for Sophie Wells and Deb Criddle in their classifications.

And with two individual golds and three silvers to go with their team title, British trainer Michel Assouline had every reason to be pleased with the performance so far in Greenwich.

“This is history for us,” he said.

“Very rarely does a country have a rider in each grade and this is the first time a country has ever won a medal in each grade.

"Our priority was to win team gold and as many individual medals as possible. It’s fantastic.”

Sportsbeat / Eurosport

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