Paralympics 2012: Charlie's Paralympic Diary - Day 11
- 9 September 2012
- From the section Student reports
Day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games saw the final full day of sport. ParalympicsGB are now on a incredible 118 medals, which is well over what they were hoping to achieve and over my Charlie target too!
Unfortunately ParalympicsGB had a bit of an unproductive day in terms of adding to our high medal count - just four have been added making it the poorest day for medals for British athletes.
I feel very disappointed for Nathan Stephens who was clearly frustrated with his performance in the javelin. To make things worse two of his throws were disqualified. This is a huge blow to one of GB's most determined athletes.
David Stone was the only GB athlete to bag gold today, winning his cycling road race. But Ellie Simmonds won silver in the 100m Freestyle, and David Smith also finished one behind the gold spot in the mixed individual boccia.
In the last night in the swimming Harriet Lee also finished on the medal podium with a bronze in the 100m Freestyle.
As I write Oscar Pistorius is taking the adulation of the crowd, after winning the final race in the Olympic Stadium, the 400m T44. In doing so he broke the Paralympic record in a impressive time of 46.68.
It's been a day that has lacked some of the magic ParalympicsGB have shown in these games, however London 2012 has really shown how sport can change people's life and opinion. It just goes to show what can be achieved with effort and determination.
And there are still more medals to be won in the marathon, football and wheelchair rugby so not all over yet. I'm looking forward to the closing ceremony too!