Today we were delighted to spot a picture of Tom Young being congratulated on his performance so far in the Games by Price Harry.
Yesterday, Tom took part in the S8 100m backstroke; he came fourth, just half a second away from Ollie Hynd who took bronze. This morning he’ll compete in the heats for the SM8 200m individual medley, ahead of a 5:30pm start.
We’ll be cheering Tom on!
On day five of the Paralympics, Team GB has won a staggering 54 medals, bringing us in at second place in the medal tables, right behind China. Fingers, toes and eyes crossed we maintain this position till the end.
During this time, Duerr’s has been paying special attention to the progress of three Paralympians; Thomas Young, Natalie Jones and Rik Waddon.
Swimmer Tom Young, 21, has performed fantastically and so far placed fourth in the 400m Freestyle, fifth in the SB7 100m Breastroke and seventh in S8 50m Freestyle.
Natalie Jones, who claimed two gold medals in Beijing, has so far placed seventh in the 400m Freestyle S6, and a won a Bronze medal in the 200m Individual Medley S6, hot on the heels of Team GB’s golden girl Ellie Simmonds.
Rik Waddon is a Team GB cyclist who has taken 9th place in the Men’s Individual C1-2-3 1km Time Trial and after a dramatic final, took the Silver medal in the Mixed C1 to 5 Team Sprint. The British riders have done staggeringly well this year and have won five gold track medals and fifteen medals all together.
It would be an understatement to say that we were proud of Team GB, especially Tom, Natalie and Rik!