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Ukrainian biathlete pulls out of event after father captured…

Ukrainian biathlete Anastasiia Laletina was forced to pull out of the middle distance sitting event at the Beijing Winter Paralympics on Tuesday after her father was captured by Russian forces, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian paralympic committee told Reuters. Laletina's father is a soldier in the Ukrainian army. The spokesperson said they had no further details on his capture. Russia's invasion of Ukraine last month, which Moscow describes as a "special operation" to disarm the country, prompted the International Paralympic Committee to ban

Tokyo Paralympics: Gordon Reid reaches semi-final as GB win…

Defending champion Gordon Reid reached the men's singles semi-final at the Tokyo Paralympics with a three-set victory over Argentina's Gustavo Fernandez. The British fifth seed came through 7-5 3-6 6-1 against the world number four in two and a half hours. Earlier, archer Victoria Rumary won bronze for GB in the women's W1 event while there was also table tennis bronze for the class 8 team of Ross Wilson, Aaron McKibbin and Billy Shilton after they lost to China in the semi-finals. Boccia player David Smith bids to retain his BC1

Tokyo Paralympics: Sarah Storey becomes Great Britain’s joint most…

Becoming Great Britain's joint most successful Paralympian of all time was a "dream come true" for Sarah Storey after she won her 16th gold medal in the C5 time trial in Tokyo. The 43-year-old, appearing at her eighth Paralympic Games, tied the record held by swimmer Mike Kenny. She dominated the time trial, winning by 92 seconds as British team-mate Crystal Lane-Wright took silver. Storey has the opportunity to win a 17th gold in Thursday's road race. "I never set out on this

Tokyo Paralympics: Sarah Storey wins 15th Paralympic gold

Sarah Storey put in another world record-breaking performance on her way to claiming her 15th Paralympic title - Britain's first gold of Tokyo 2020. She beat team-mate Crystal Lane-Wright in the final to retain her C5 3,000m individual pursuit crown, after beating her own world best in qualifying. The 43-year-old is just one behind Mike Kenny's British record of 16 golds. There was also silver for tandem pair Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby in the B 4,000m pursuit. Bate and Duggleby were defending