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Paralympic Games – day five review

Loughborough athletes delivered on the world stage once again as the University’s medal haul grew to eight at the Paralympic Games.

On day five of the action, Hannah Cockroft, who uses Loughborough as a training base, claimed a world record gold medal in the women’s T34 100m.

In triathlon, there was a silver and bronze double as College graduate George Peasgood claimed his maiden Paralympic medal to finish second in the men’s PTS5 category. In the women’s event, Claire Cashmore – who also uses Loughborough as a training base – held on for a well-deserved bronze in another fruitful day for ParalympicsGB.

The full report on another day of Loughborough medals can be found HERE.

Elsewhere in the Games, Loughborough Scholar Zak Skinner finished eighth in the men’s T13 100m after qualifying from his heat earlier in the day. Skinner will now turn his attention to the T13 long jump final on September 4th.

Staying on the track, Jonnie Peacock finished second in his heat in the men’s T64 100m. Peacock will now compete for a podium finish in tomorrow’s final (12:40pm BST).