Paralympic horseriders get best ever medal haul

  • 4 September 2012
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Sophie Christiansen took gold and Sophie Wells and Deb Criddle both won silver medals in the Paralympic equestrian event.

The horseriders of ParalympicsGB have now collected 11 medals in equestrian - breaking their own team record.

Christiansen's medal was her third of the London Games. Wells won her second silver in the Grade IV freestyle class with her horse Pinocchio.

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Image caption Deb Criddle won silver with her horse LJT Akilles

Criddle was riding LJT Akilles in Grade III when she won her second silver.

Wells told the BBC: "You can't complain when you do the best you've ever done before."

"Unfortunately, it wasn't quite good enough for gold but it's the best that I could do."