Jonnie Peacock bags another gold and everything else you missed overnight at the Paralympics


Jonnie Peacock and Jody Cundy were among the seven Great Britain gold medal winners on Friday at the XV Paralympic Games in Rio. There were three silvers and six bronze in a day two haul of 16 medals as ParalympicsGB's total climbed to 27, second only to China. Britain now have 12 golds.

Here's what else you missed overnight...

Jody Cundy battled nerves to claim gold.

Jody Cundy
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There was a cathartic success for Jody Cundy in the C4/C5 one-kilometre time-trial, four years after the expletive-laden tantrum which changed perceptions of Paralympians. Cundy was wary at the start, but overcame his nerves to claim a sixth Paralympic title and third on the bike after three as a swimmer. His first was 20 years ago in Atlanta.

Britain kept on winning gold last night.

Peacock was peerless in successfully defending the T44 100 metres title he won at London 2012. It was Britain's fourth athletics gold of the night as the track and field squad belatedly got into the medal mood. Georgina Hermitage won the T37 100m final, Sophie Hahn claimed victory in the T38 100m in the next final. And Libby Clegg, with her guide Chris Clark, then won the T11 100m. There was a T44 long jump silver for Stef Reid and a F32 club throw bronze for Gemma Prescott. Kadeena Cox also won bronze, behind Hahn, and competes in the velodrome on Saturday.

Libby Clegg was disqualified...then reinstated.

Great Britain's Libby Clegg and guide Chris Clarke
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Clegg's triumph came at the end of a rollercoaster day. The 26-year-old thought she had won her semi-final in a world record time, but a protest was lodged by a rival who alleged Clark had dragged her along. She was disqualified, but Britain appealed successfully and Clegg was reinstated. She then won ahead of Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina, who finished fourth and was disqualified.

Gold for 15-year-old Ellie Robinson.

Ellie Robinson
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Britain's only swimming gold on day two - and third in all - was claimed by Robinson in the S6 50m butterfly. Robinson, like Ellie Simmonds, has achondroplasia. She was inspired by Simmonds at London 2012 and competes in the same class. Now she too is a Paralympic champion. Stephanie Slater took silver in the S8 100m butterfly, Lewis White bronze in the S9 400m freestyle and Susie Rogers was third in the S7 50m freestyle.

Britian's first medal of the day was won by Sophie Thornhill.

Great Britain's Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott
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And it was gold! Thornhill and her pilot Helen Scott won in the B one-kilometre time-trial, while Ireland's first two medals were won, with Jason Smyth claiming a third straight T13 100m title and Eoghan Clifford taking bronze in the C3 3km individual pursuit at the velodrome. British powerlifters Ali Jawad and Zoe Newson took silver and bronze, respectively.