GLORY IN RIO

It’s been a fan­tas­tic 2016 Param­lyp­ics for Team GB in Rio and our lo­cal stars have cer­tainly played their part.

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By Bob French bob.french@jpress.co.uk

Yes­ter­day Team GB sur­passed the 34 gold medals they won at the Lon­don 2012 Games and with four days of com­pe­ti­tion left they seem cer­tain to over­take the over­all medal haul of 120.

And three com­peti­tors from the Peter­bor­ough area were medal­lists - one of them a dou­ble gold medal win­ner.

That was 37 year-old Wis­bech cy­clist Jody Cundy (main pic­ture) who took his to­tal of Par­a­lympic ti­tles to a mag­nif­i­cent seven. He struck first in the velo­drome in the 1km time trial - an event in which he was dis­qual­i­fied in 2012 - and then gained another gold in the team sprint.

Also stand­ing proud on the top of the podium was Peter­bor­ough rower James Fox (bot­tom right on the right), a mem­ber of the vic­to­ri­ous mixed coxed four, while Sawtry’s triath­lete Lau­ren Stead- man (top right) was a sil­ver medal­list.

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