21 September 2008


GREAT Britain’s gold rush came to a halt as throwers Daniel Greaves and Stephen Miller were unsuccessful in the defence of their Paralympic titles in Beijing. Silver was the order of the day as Miller and swimmers Jim Anderson, Robert Welbourn and Fran Williamson all finished second, while Greaves and Natalie Jones, in the pool, won bronze. Miller had a 12-year unbeaten run ended in his fourth Games when the Gateshead Harrier, who has cerebral palsy, finished second in the men’s F32/51 club throw with a best of 34.37m as Tunisia’s Mourad Idoudi set a world record of 35.77m. Greaves came third in the men’s F44 discus with a best throw of 53.04m, 2.08m behind winner Jeremy Campbell of the United States.

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