Tokyo Paralympics: Swimmer Reece Dunn sets world record to win third gold of Games

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Reece Dunn broke a new world record by winning his third Tokyo Paralympics gold medal. The medals flowed for Great Britain on Day 7.

Dunn won the men’s SM14 200m individual medley with a world record of 2:08.02 seconds.

This is his fourth Tokyo Games medal - his first Paralympics. He has already won 200m freestyle, 4x100m relay golds, and 100m butterfly bronze.

He won his win after winning cycling golds for Sarah Storey & Ben Watson.

After winning the 16th gold medal in C5 for women, Storey was named Great Britain's most successful Paralympian.

Watson made his Paralympic debut and won the men's C3 time trials by more than 56 seconds.

Crystal Lane-Wright won a second cycling medal, as did the tandem pair Lora Fachie/Corrine Hall. George Peasgood took home bronze in the men's C4 time trials to go with the triathlon silver he had earlier won at the Games.

In the pool, Bethany Firth won silver and bronze, respectively, in the women's SM14 single medley. Hannah Russell and Stephen Clegg were awarded bronze medals in the S12 100m freestyle races.

Columba Blango was awarded bronze in athletics in the men's T20 400m. His late push down the final straight earned him a personal record of 47.81 seconds. Olivia Breen took bronze in T38 long jump.

Reece Dunn won four medals at Tokyo Paralympics

Dunn overcomes pain to win the gold

Dunn, 25, was only able to break into the British swimming scene in 2019. He has since won four medals at the Paralympics and is still working on the backstroke.

He finished second at the last turn, but he powered through the freestyle leg to touch the first time, 0.14 seconds faster than the previous world record set by Dai Tokairin of Japan in 2019.

Gabriel Bandeira, Brazil's Gabriel Bandeira took silver with bronze to Ukraine's Vasyl Kreinyk.

Dunn said that she didn't know where she was. She had to do a max on every leg. Dunn also stated that her breaststroke felt the best in a long while. However, Dunn was still in pain for the last 50 meters.

"Breaststroke is difficult in me with the shoulder that I have at the moment, it's sub-optimal, and every length of my arm felt as if it was going to fall apart."

Firth, Fiddes and Firth added two more medals to GB’s impressive pool haul. Valeriia Shabalina from the Russian Paralympic Committee won the gold medal in the women’s SM14 individual medley.

Fiddes was previously disqualified from the heats, but this was overturned on appeal.

Jessica-Jane Applegate, a British teammate, just missed out on the third medal at the Games. She finished fourth.

Clegg was able to win his second bronze medal in Tokyo with a close finish in the 100m freestyle. Russell, a three-time Paralympic champion, came in third in the women's race.

From the desk to the top of the podium

Watson worked as a chartered surveyor at a desk five years ago during the Rio 2016 Paralympics. He was a guest at a talent identification day. Fast forward to 2021, and he is a Paralympic champion.

He ran 35:00.82 in his first event at the Games. This was 56.59 seconds faster than Steffen Warias (silver medallist), whose German compatriot Matthias Schindler won bronze.

Fin Graham was just a hair short of winning the Games' second medal. Jaco van Gass, three-time Tokyo medallist, placed sixth.

Watson stated that she doesn't believe it. She has never won a time trial at the World Cup or World Championship. Watson said that she was the bridesmaid and it would be a great honor to win the big one." Watson spoke on Channel 4.

"Paralympic champion. I don't have any words to describe it. It's incredible. Since the beginning of this journey, we have worked hard for it.

"In 2016, I was 93kg and had a desk job. Now, I'm here as a Paralympic champion in 2021."

He said, "At the beginning of 2016, I was drinking and partying. Now I am here." Go for it if you want it and have the desire.

George Peasgood, Ben Watson and their medals

Peasgood, who won the Games' second medal in a different sport than triathlon silver and bronze in time trials, made history.

Since 1997, ParalympicsGB and Team GB have won the 1,000th medal.

Pilot Hall and Fachie won silver in women's time trials, just days after winning pursuit gold in the Velodrome. Lane-Wright took silver behind Storey in C5 time trials.

After crashing out of Rio 2016, Stephen Bate, Adam Duggleby and pilot Adam Duggleby were unable to retain the men's B-time trial title.

Sophie Unwin, pilot Jenny Holl, were fifth in the women’s B time trial.

Brit watch

Alfie Hewett, Rio silver medallist and top seed, and Gordon Reid, are through to the men’s doubles final of wheelchair tennis with a 6-2/6-1 victory over Takashi Sanada and Shingo Kunieda from Japan.

Jordanne Whiley reached semi-finals in women's singles and defeated Dana Mathewson from the United States 6-3,3-6 7-5 in quarter-finals.

David Smith, the BC1 champion, is through to the final in Boccia. Scott McCowan, the BC3 bronze medalist, will be competing after he lost his semi-final.

After Megan Shackleton, Sue Bailey, Billy Shilton, Aaron McKibbin and Will Bayley reached the semi-finals of their respective events, GB's table tennis players will be guaranteed three more medals

Daniel Sidbury finished sixth in the T54 1500m and David Weir, six-time Paralympic gold medallist, was 10th. Sidbury beat the previous world record but still missed out on the medals. Marcel Hug of Switzerland set a new world record with a time of 2:49.55.

In the quarter-finals, China defeated GB in women's wheelchair basketball.

Watch the world

American Oksana Master won her first Paralympic summer gold by winning the women's H4-5 time trials - her ninth Paralympic Medal across both the summer Games and the winter Games.

Masters won a medal in cycling, after previously being on the podium in biathlon, cross-country skiing, and rowing.

Japan's Keiko Sugura, 50, won the C1-3 women's time trial in Shizuoka, her prefecture. This made her Japan's oldest gold medallist.

Cuba's Omara Durand Elas won her sixth Paralympic medal in the T12 400m. Hashemiyeh Mtaghian Moavi, a woman in F56 javelin became the first Iranian woman with a world-record throw of 24.50m to win Paralympic athletics Gold.

However, Matt Stutzman, the United States' armless archer and one of the most well-known Paralympians in the world, was disappointed to lose the London 2012 silver medallist in the men’s compound open class last-16.