Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed, under the name Great Britain, at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. The first places for which the team qualified were for six athletes in sailing events.

Great Britain at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
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IPC codeGBR
NPCBritish Paralympic Association
Websitewww.paralympics.org.uk
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors265[1] in 19 sports
Flag bearer Lee Pearson CBE (opening)[2]
Kadeena Cox (closing)[3]
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
64
Silver
39
Bronze
44
Total
147
Summer Paralympics appearances

AdministrationEdit

On 19 November 2014, the British Paralympic Association announced the appointment of Penny Briscoe as chef-de-mission to the British Paralympic team at Rio 2016. The Association's President Tim Reddish OBE was Head of Delegation, while CEO Tim Hollingsworth was Secretary General.[4] On 3 August 2015, the BPA announced that Anna Scott-Marshall would replace Jane Jones as Deputy Secretary General of the British delegation.[5]

  • Tim Reddish OBE – Head of Delegation
  • Penny Briscoe – Chef de Mission
  • David Courell – Deputy Chef de Mission
  • Georgina Sharples – Deputy Chef de Mission
  • Tim Hollingsworth – Secretary General
  • Anna Scott-Marshall – Deputy Secretary General
  • Dr Stuart Miller – Chief Medical Officer
  • Tash Carpenter – Chief Press Officer

FundingEdit

As with previous Games UK Sport was the body responsible for allocating elite funding for Paralympic sports. In December 2012 a record £347 million of funding for Olympic and Paralympic athletes was announced with the aim of becoming the first nation in recent history to win more medals at the Games following being the host nation.[6]

Three sports, wheelchair fencing, goalball and five-a-side football, had all their funding withdrawn,[7] a decision that was confirmed following an appeal process.[8] On the 5 February 2015, UK Sport announced that funding would be restored to wheelchair fencing for the Rio cycle.[9]

Medal and performance targetsEdit

UK Sport targeted at least 121 medals for Rio to surpass the 120 medals won at the 2012 Games in London, setting the target range as 113-165 medals.[10] The GB squad surpassed this target on 16 September[11] and finished with a total of 147 medals, which was their best medal haul since the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea.[12] The team won medals in 15 sports, and won gold across 11 sports, which eclipsed even China who medalled in 13 sports and topped the podium in 9 sports. It was only the second time that a country had won gold medals across so many sports matching the achievement of China in 2008.[13]

Key  N Target missed  Y Target met  Y Y Target exceeded
Sport Medals
target set
Medals or result Target missed,
met, or exceeded
Archery 3-6 6  Y
Athletics 28-34 33  Y
Boccia 2–5 1  N
Cycling 16–22 21  Y
Equestrian 8-11 11  Y
Football 7-a-side 0 0  Y
Judo 2–4 0  N
Para-Canoe 2–3 5  Y Y
Para-Triathlon 3-7 4  Y
Powerlifting 1-3 2  Y
Rowing 2–3 4  Y Y
Sailing 2–3 2  Y
Shooting 2-5 0  N
Swimming 35-45 47  Y Y
Table Tennis 4–6 3  N
Wheelchair Basketball 0–2 1  Y
Wheelchair Fencing 1-2 1  Y
Wheelchair Rugby 0-1 0  Y
Wheelchair Tennis 2–3 6  Y Y
Total 113-165 147  Y

CompetitorsEdit

Dame Sarah Storey DBE, the track and road cyclist, and Wheelchair Basketball player Simon Munn participated at their seventh Paralympic Games.[14][15] Storey celebrated this achievement by becoming Great Britain’s most successful female paralympian.[16]

The youngest athlete on the team was thirteen-year-old swimmer Abby Kane. Anne Dunham MBE was the oldest member of the team at 67, bringing four Games worth of experience to a team of equestrian riders. Both athletes won medals during 11 days of competition.[17]

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games. Note that guides in Athletics and Para-Triathlon, competition partners in Boccia, and pilots in Cycling are counted as athletes:

Disability classificationsEdit

Every participant at the Paralympics has their disability grouped into one of five disability categories; amputation, the condition may be congenital or sustained through injury or illness; cerebral palsy; wheelchair athletes, there is often overlap between this and other categories; visual impairment, including blindness; Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis.[18][19] Each Paralympic sport then has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing. Some sports, such as athletics, divide athletes by both the category and severity of their disabilities, other sports, for example swimming, group competitors from different categories together, the only separation being based on the severity of the disability.[20]

MedallistsEdit

The following British competitors won medals at the Games. In the 'by discipline' sections below, medallists' names are in bold.

Multiple medallistsEdit

The following Team GB competitors won several medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Name Medal Sport Event
Bethany Firth   Gold Swimming Women's 200 metre freestyle S14
  Gold Women's 200 metre backstroke S14
  Gold Women's 200 metre individual medley SM14
  Silver Women's 100 metre backstroke S14
Sophie Christiansen   Gold Equestrian Individual championship test - grade 1a
  Gold team championship
  Gold individual freestyle - grade Ia
Natasha Baker   Gold Equestrian Individual championship test - grade II
  Gold team championship
  Gold individual freestyle - grade III
Sarah Storey   Gold Cycling Women's individual pursuit C5
  Gold Women's time trial C5
  Gold Women's road race C4-5
Hannah Cockroft   Gold Athletics Women's 100 metres T34
  Gold Women's 400 metres T34
  Gold Women's 800 metres T34
Stephanie Millward   Gold Swimming Women's 100 metre backstroke S8
  Gold Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay 34 pts
  Silver Women's 200 metre individual medley SM8
  Bronze Women's 100 metre freestyle S8
  Bronze Women's 400 metre freestyle S8
Kadeena Cox *   Gold Cycling Women's 500m time trial C4-5
  Gold Athletics Women's 400m T38
  Silver Women's 4 x 100 metres relay T35-38
  Bronze Women's 100m T38
Sophie Wells   Gold Equestrian Individual championship test - grade IV
  Gold team championship
  Silver individual freestyle - grade IV
Georgina Hermitage   Gold Athletics Women's 100 metres T37
  Gold Women's 400 metres T37
  Silver Women's 4 x 100 metres relay T35-38
Oliver Hynd   Gold Swimming Men's 400 metre freestyle S8
  Gold Men's 200 metre individual medley SM8
  Silver Men's 100 metre backstroke S8
Stephen Bate
(Adam Duggleby - pilot)
  Gold Cycling Men's individual time trial B
  Gold Men's time trial B
  Bronze Men's road race B
Hannah Russell   Gold Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke S12
  Gold Women's 50 m freestyle S12
  Bronze Women's 100 m freestyle S13
Jody Cundy   Gold Cycling Men's individual time trial C4-5
  Gold Men's team sprint
John Walker   Gold Archery Men's individual compound W1
  Gold Team compound W1
Libby Clegg
(Chris Clarke - guide)
  Gold Athletics Women's 100 metres T11
  Gold Women's 200 metres T11
Anne Dunham   Gold Equestrian team championship
  Silver Individual championship test - grade Ia
  Silver Individual freestyle test - grade Ia
Richard Whitehead   Gold Athletics Men's 200 T42
  Silver Men's 100 T42
Paul Blake   Gold Athletics Men's 400 metres T36
  Silver Men's 800 metres T36
Sophie Hahn   Gold Athletics Women's 100 metres T38
  Silver Women's 4 x 100 metres T35-38
Gordon Reid   Gold Wheelchair tennis Men's singles
  Silver Men's doubles
Lee Pearson   Gold Equestrian Individual freestyle test - grade Ib
  Silver Individual championship test grade Ib
Claire Cashmore   Gold
Swimming Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay 34 pts
  Silver Women's 100 m breaststroke SB8
Stephanie Slater   Gold
Swimming Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay 34 pts
  Silver Women's 100 metre butterfly S8
Jo Frith   Gold Archery Team compound W1
  Silver Women's individual compound W1
Susie Rodgers   Gold Swimming Women's 50 metre butterfly S5
  Bronze Women's 50 metre freestyle S5
  Bronze Women's 400 metre freestyle S5
Louis Rolfe   Gold
Cycling Men's team sprint
  Bronze Men's individual time trial C1-2-3
Will Bayley   Gold
Table tennis Men's individual - Class 7
  Bronze Men's team - Class 6-8
Eleanor Simmonds   Gold
Swimming Women's 200 metre individual medley SM6
  Bronze Women's 200 metre freestyle S6
Ellie Robinson   Gold
Swimming Women's 50 m butterfly S6
  Bronze Women's 100 m freestyle S6
Alice Tai   Gold
Swimming Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay 34 pts
  Bronze Women's 100 m backstroke S10
Sophie Thornhill
(Helen Scott - pilot)
  Gold Cycling Women's individual time trial B
  Bronze Women's individual pursuit B
Lora Turnham
(Corrine Hall - pilot)
  Gold Cycling Women's individual pursuit B
  Bronze Women's time trial B
Jessica-Jane Applegate   Silver Swimming Women's 200 metre freestyle S14
  Silver Women's 200 metre individual medley SM14
  Bronze Women's 200 metre backstroke S14
Jonathan Fox   Silver Swimming Men's 400 metre freestyle S7
  Silver Men's 100 metre backstroke S7
Thomas Hamer   Silver Swimming Men's 200 metre freestyle S14
  Silver Men's 200 m individual medley SM14
Alfie Hewett   Silver Wheelchair tennis Men's doubles
  Silver Men's singles
Kare Adenegan   Silver Athletics Women's 100 metres T34
  Bronze Women's 400 metres T34
  Bronze Women's 800 metres T34
Maria Lyle   Silver Athletics Women's 4 x 100 metres T35-38
  Bronze Women's 100 metre T35
  Bronze Women's 200 metre T35
Andrew Mullen   Silver Swimming Men's 50 m backstroke S5
  Bronze Men's 400 m freestyle S5
  Bronze Men's 100 m freestyle S5
Andy Lapthorne   Silver Wheelchair tennis Quad singles
  Bronze Quad doubles
Crystal Lane   Silver Cycling Women's individual pursuit C5
  Bronze Women's road race C5
David Stone   Silver Cycling Men's road race T1–2
  Bronze Men's time trial T1–2

*Kadeena Cox's gold medal in the 500m time trial made her the first Great Britain paralympian to win medals in two different sports in the same Games for 28 years.

ArcheryEdit

Great Britain earned nine spots for Rio based on their performance at the 2015 World Archery Para Championships. The team earned 3 spots in the compound open event, 2 for men and 1 for a woman, earned 2 spots in the recurve open, 1 man and 1 woman, earned 4 spots in the W1 event, 2 men and 2 woman. The first two spots were earned by Jo Frith and John Walker, with 2004 Paralympian John Cavanagh winning the country's third spot. Jessica Stretton's bronze medal at the event gave the country their fourth spot. John Stubbs MBE and Mel Clarke then earned the country's fifth and sixth spots. Other archers assisting in qualifying spots included Michael Hall, David Phillips and Tania Nadarajah.[21] In April 2016, Nathan MacQueen secured a tenth quota for Great Britain at the Continental Qualifying Tournament held during the 2016 European Para-Archery Championships.[22] On 21 June, the British Paralympic Association announced the names of the ten archers who will represent Team GB in Rio.[23] On 9 July, it was announced that the World Archery Federation had given a bipartite invitation to Vicky Jenkins to compete in the women's compound W1 event.[24]

The qualifiers in the mixed team events are also entitled to compete in the individual events.

Individual
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Michael Hall Men's individual compound open 662 18   Imboden (SUI)
W 141–139
  Polish (USA)
W 139–133
  Simonelli (ITA)
L 136–143
Did not advance
Nathan MacQueen 681 5   Anderson (RSA)
W 144–129
  Shelby (USA)
L 133–138
Did not advance
John Stubbs MBE 676 8   Chailinfa (THA)
W 139–135
  Milne (AUS)
L 129–137
Did not advance
Jodie Grinham Women's individual compound open 643 10 Bye   Sarti (ITA)
W 133–132
  Abbaspour (IRI)
L 136–137
Did not advance
David Phillips Men's individual recurve open 595 16   Cordeiro (BRA)
W 6–2
  Ranjbarkivaj (IRI)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Tania Nadarajah Women's individual recurve open 567 16   Buyanjargal (MGL)
L 2–6
Did not advance
John Cavanagh Men's individual compound W1 608 9 N/A   Herter (GER)
L 124–130
Did not advance
John Walker 634 5 N/A   Antonios (FIN)
W 131–123
  Yenier (TUR)
W 131–128
  Herter (GER)
W 135–131
  Drahoninsky (CZE)
W 141–139
 
Jo Frith Women's individual compound W1 631 2 N/A Bye   Coryell (USA)
W 134–115
  Kim (KOR)
W 131–123
  Stretton (GBR)
L 124–137
 
Vicky Jenkins 582 5 N/A Bye   Lu (CHN)
W 130–128
  Stretton (GBR)
L 131–141
  Kim (KOR)
W 125–124
 
Jessica Stretton 634 1 N/A Bye   Musilova (CZE)
W 130–124
  Jenkins (GBR)
W 141–131 PR
  Frith (GBR)
W 137–124
 
Team
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jodie Grinham
John Stubbs
Team compound open 1324 5 Bye   Italy (ITA)
W 150–149
  South Korea (KOR)
W 144–143
  China (CHN)
L 143–151
 
Tania Nadarajah
David Phillips
Team recurve open 1162 8   Chinese Taipei (TPE)
W 6–2
  Iran (IRI)
L 4–5
Did not advance
Jo Frith
John Walker
Team compound W1 1268 1 N/A Bye   Czech Republic (CZE)
W 144–128
  South Korea (KOR)
W 139–129
 

AthleticsEdit

Great Britain secured a first quota in athletics for Rio when David Weir finished second in his classification at the 2015 IPC Marathon World Championships in London. Another 15 athletes in the following list secured quotas for Great Britain by finishing in the first two places in their events at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships (note only one quota may be awarded per athlete).[25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34] The British Paralympic Association announced the first tranche of thirteen athletes to be selected for Rio on 23 June 2016.[35] Kadeena Cox had secured a second quota for Team GB in the women's T37 100m but has since been reclassified as a T38 athlete. On 26 July, the British Paralympic Association announced the remaining members of the British athletics team to compete in Rio.[36] F55 discus thrower Claire Harvey was forced to withdraw from the team due to injury.[37]

Men
Track
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Graeme Ballard 100 m T36 N/A 12.84 5
Paul Blake 400 m T36 N/A 54.49 SB  
800 m T36 N/A 2:09.65  
Dan Bramall 100 m T33 N/A 18.16 4
Mickey Bushell MBE 100 m T53 15.04 2 Q N/A 15.09 6
400 m T53 54.02 5 N/A Did not advance
Richard Chiassaro 100 m T54 14.83 3 N/A Did not advance
400 m T54 46.98 2 Q N/A 47.17 4
800 m T54 1:39.33 5 N/A Did not advance
Toby Gold 100 m T33 N/A 17.84  
David Henson MBE 100 m T42 13.23 5 N/A Did not advance
200 m T42 25.26 3 Q N/A 24.74  
Jordan Howe 100 m T35 DSQ N/A Did not advance
200 m T35 27.61 3 Q N/A 27.62 7
Moatez Jomni 100 m T53 15.64 4 N/A Did not advance
400 m T53 51.14 4 q N/A 51.53 8
800 m T53 1:46.23 6 N/A Did not advance
Rhys Jones 100 m T37 11.77 PB 4 q N/A 11.94 6
Simon Lawson Marathon T54 N/A 1:32:15 14
Stephen Morris 1500 m T20 N/A 3:58.69 6
Stephen Osborne 100 m T51 N/A 23.18 6
400 m T51 N/A 1:25.05 5
Jonnie Peacock MBE 100 m T44 10.81 PR 1 Q N/A 10.81 =PR  
Derek Rae Marathon T46 N/A DNF
Ben Rowlings 100 m T34 17.30 5 N/A Did not advance
800 m T34 1:48.08 5 N/A Did not advance
Andrew Small 100 m T33 N/A 17.96 PB  
Isaac Towers 800 m T34 1:47.75 4 q N/A 1:43.45 PB 5
David Weir CBE 400 m T54 46.65 1 Q N/A 47.30 5
800 m T54 1:37.30 1 Q N/A 1:35.20 6
1500 m T54 3:06.28 2 Q N/A 3:01.08 4
Marathon T54 N/A DNF
Richard Whitehead MBE 100 m T42 12.38 2 Q N/A 12.32  
200 m T42 23.07 PR 1 Q N/A 23.39  
Richard Chiassaro
Moatez Jomni
Nathan Maguire
David Weir CBE
4 × 400 m relay T53–54 3:14.43 2 N/A Did not advance
Field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Jonathan Broom-Edwards High Jump F44 2.10 SB  
Aled Davies MBE Shot Put F42 15.97 PR  
Kyron Duke Shot Put F41 11.41 5
Javelin F41 39.30 PB 6
Dan Greaves Discus F44 59.57  
Stephen Miller MBE Club Throw F32 31.93 SB  
Sam Ruddock Shot Put F35 12.70 6
Kieran Tscherniawsky Shot Put F33 8.49 5
Women
Track
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kare Adenegan 100 m T34 N/A 18.29 PB  
400 m T34 N/A 1:01.67 PB  
800 m T34 N/A 2:02.47 PB  
Olivia Breen 100 m T38 13.35 4 q N/A 13.41 7
Libby Clegg
(Chris Clarke – guide)
100 m T11 12.17 =1 Q 11.91 WR 1 Q 11.96  
200 m T11 25.90 1 Q 25.24 1 Q 24.51 PR  
Hannah Cockroft MBE 100 m T34 N/A 17.42 PR  
400 m T34 N/A 58.78 WR  
800 m T34 N/A 2:00.62 SB  
Kadeena Cox 100 m T38 12.98 2 Q N/A 13.01  
400 m T38 N/A 1:00.71 WR  
Sophie Hahn 100 m T38 12.62 PR 1 Q N/A 12.62 PR  
Georgina Hermitage 100 m T37 13.39 =WR 1 Q N/A 13.13 WR  
400 m T37 1:03.44 PR 1 Q N/A 1:00.53 WR  
Jade Jones 800 m T54 1:53.61 4 N/A Did not advance
1500 m T54 3:32.88 8 N/A Did not advance
5000 m T54 12:17.83 7 N/A Did not advance
Sophie Kamlish 100 m T44 12.93 WR 1 Q N/A 13.16 4
Samantha Kinghorn 100 m T53 17.01 2 Q N/A 17.13 5
400 m T53 56.76 4 q N/A DSQ
800 m T53 1:48.89 3 Q N/A 1:49.51 6
Maria Lyle 100 m T35 N/A 14.41  
200 m T35 N/A 29.35 SB  
Polly Maton 100 m T47 12.98 2 Q N/A 13.09 5
Mel Nicholls 400 m T34 N/A DNS
800 m T34 N/A 2:13.59 5
Julie Rogers 100 m T42 17.41 5 N/A Did not advance
Laura Sugar 100 m T44 13.59 3 q N/A 13.37 PB 5
200 m T44 28.04 PB 3 Q N/A 28.31 5
Carly Tait 100 m T34 N/A 19.73 6
Kadeena Cox
Sophie Hahn
Georgina Hermitage
Maria Lyle
4 × 100 m relay T35–38 N/A 51.07  
Field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Hollie Arnold Javelin F46 43.01 WR  
Olivia Breen Long Jump T38 3.99 12
Joanna Butterfield Club Throw F51 22.81 WR  
Discus F51 9.40 SB 5
Vanessa Daobry Shot Put F34 7.27 5
Sabrina Fortune Shot Put F20 12.94 PB  
Kylie Grimes Club Throw F51 18.75 4
Abbie Hunnisett Club Throw F32 19.00 4
Beverley Jones Discus F38 28.53 5
Polly Maton Long Jump T47 5.10 7
Holly Neill Discus F41 23.13 8
Gemma Prescott Club Throw F32 19.77  
Stefanie Reid Long Jump T44 5.64  

BocciaEdit

Great Britain achieved qualification in the BC1/2 class by winning the gold medal at the 2015 European Teams & Pairs Championships.[38][39] Great Britain secured qualification for Rio in the BC3 and BC4 Pairs by finishing among the top four previously unqualified nations when the final BISFed world rankings were announced at the end of April 2016.[40] As Great Britain has won quotas in all of the events they must include at least two women competitors across the three team combinations. On 15 July 2016, the British Paralympic Association announced the names of the ten athletes who will represent Team GB in Rio.[41]

Individual

Key – CP = Competition Partner

Athlete Event Pool matches Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
David Smith
(CP – Sarah Nolan)
Mixed individual BC1   Nagy (SVK)
W 13–0
  Zhang (CHN)
W 4–2
  Marques (POR)
L 3–9
2 Q   Tadtong (THA)
W 4–4
  Yoo (KOR)
W 5–3
  Perez (NED)
W 5–0
 
Nigel Murray MBE Mixed individual BC2   Martín (ESP)
L 2–8
  Vongsa (THA)
L 1–8
N/A 3 Did not advance
Joshua Rowe   Saengampa (THA)
L 0–10
  Goncalves (POR)
L 2–7
N/A 3 Did not advance
Jamie McCowan
(CP – Linda McCowan)
Mixed individual BC3   Polychronidis (GRE)
L 1–9
  Michel (AUS)
L 2–3
N/A 3 Did not advance
Scott McCowan
(CP – Gary McCowan)
  Taha (SIN)
W 3–2
  Jeong (KOR)
L 1–7
N/A 2 Did not advance
Patrick Wilson
(CP – Kim Smith)
  Peixoto (POR)
W 4–2
  Takahashi (JPN)
W 5–3
N/A 1 Q   Kim (KOR)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Stephen McGuire Mixed individual BC4   Clara (POR)
W 4–3
  Lau (HKG)
W 7–5
  Pinto (BRA)
L 2–6
1 Q   Leung (HKG)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Kieran Steer   Dos Santos (BRA)
L 0–10
  Larpyen (THA)
L 0–5
  Andrejcik (SVK)
L 3–9
4 Did not advance
Pairs and teams
Athlete Event Pool matches Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
David Smith
Nigel Murray MBE
Joshua Rowe
Claire Taggart
Mixed team BC1-2   Netherlands (NED)
W 11–2
  Japan (JPN)
L 4–10
N/A 2 Q   Thailand (THA)
L 0–11
Did not advance
Jamie McCowan
(CP – Linda McCowan)
Scott McCowan
(CP – Gary McCowan)
Patrick Wilson
(CP- Kim Smith)
Mixed pair B3   Portugal (POR)
L 3–4
  Greece (GRE)
L 1–4
  Singapore (SIN)
W 3–1
4 N/A Did not advance
Evie Edwards
Stephen McGuire
Kieran Steer
Mixed pair B4   Slovakia (SVK)
W 4–2
  Portugal (POR)
W 10–4
  Hong Kong (HKG)
W 2–2
1 Q N/A   Brazil (BRA)
L 2–4
  Thailand (THA)
L 2–3
4

CyclingEdit

Great Britain secured one quota place in both men's and women's events in Rio by finishing 7th and 2nd respectively in the NPC UCI Para-Cycling European Nations ranking lists as at 31 December 2014. Further quotas were gained from world ranking points in April 2016. On 17 June 2016, the British Paralympic Association announced a team of eleven cyclists and four pilots.[42]

On 1 August, the final two cyclists were announced – dual Paralympian Kadeena Cox, aiming to be the first British paralympian to compete in two sports at the same Games since 1992 and the first to win medals in two sports since Isabel Newstead MBE (athletics and shooting) in 1988, was added to the cycling team for both track and road races, having already been name in the athletics team, and Louis Rolfe was added to the track team.[43]

On 24 August, three more exceptional announcements were made following the decision by the International Paralympic Committee, upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to exclude Russia from the 2016 Paralympic Games as a consequence of the state-sponsored doping programme uncovered in the McLaren Report. Paralympics GB announced seven new athletes who inherited quota places vacated by the Russian team, among them cyclists Crystal Lane, James Ball and his pilot, former Olympian Craig MacLean MBE.

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
James Ball
(Craig MacLean MBE – pilot)
Men's time trial B DNF
Stephen Bate
(Adam Duggleby – pilot)
Men's road race B 2:27:03  
Men's time trial B 34:35.33  
Kadeena Cox Women's road race C4–5 DNS
Karen Darke Women's road race H1–4 DNF
Women's time trial H1–3 33:44.93  
Hannah Dines Women's road race T1–2 1:09:03 5
Women's time trial T1–2 28:51.20 5
Neil Fachie MBE
(Peter Mitchell – pilot)
Men's road race B DNF
Megan Giglia Women's road race C1–3 1:30:40 7
Women's time trial C1–3 31:44.56 6
Crystal Lane Women's road race C4–5 2:21:58  
Women's time trial C5 29:37.23 4
Louis Rolfe Men's time trial C2 29:12.16 7
David Stone MBE Men's road race T1–2 51:00  
Men's time trial T1–2 24:42.25  
Sarah Storey Women's road race C4–5 2:15:42  
Women's time trial C5 27:22.42  
Lora Turnham
(Corrine Hall – pilot)
Women's road race B 2:01:16 4
Women's time trial B 39:33.81  

TrackEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
James Ball
(Craig MacLean MBE – pilot)
Men's 1000 m time trial B N/A 1:02.316 5
Stephen Bate
(Adam Duggleby – pilot)
Men's individual pursuit B 4:08.146 WR[44] 1 Q   ter Schure /
Fransen (p) (NED)
W 4:08.631
 
Jon-Allan Butterworth Men's 1000 m time trial C4–5 N/A 1:04.733 4
Kadeena Cox Women's 500 m time trial C4–5 N/A 34.598 WR  
Jody Cundy MBE Men's 1000 m time trial C4–5 N/A 1:02.473 PR  
Neil Fachie
(Peter Mitchell – pilot)
Men's 1000 m time trial B N/A 1:00.241  
Megan Giglia Women's individual pursuit C1–3 4:03.544 WR[45] 1 Q   Whitmore (USA)
W OVL
 
Women's 500 m time trial C1–3 N/A 41.252 WR  5
Crystal Lane Women's individual pursuit C5 3:48.802 2 Q   Storey (GBR)
L OVL
 
Women's 500 m time trial C4–5 N/A 37.346 5
Louis Rolfe Men's individual pursuit C2 3:49.908 4 Q   Galvis Becerra (COL)
W 3:47.951
 
Men's 1000 m time trial C1–3 N/A 1:10.582 6
Dame Sarah Storey DBE Women's individual pursuit C5 3:31.394 WR[46] 1 Q   Lane (GBR)
W OVL
 
Women's 500 m time trial C4–5 N/A 37.068 4
Sophie Thornhill
(Helen Scott – pilot)
Women's individual pursuit B 3:32.609 3 Q   Cameron /
Van Kampen (p) (NZL)
W OVL
 
Women's 1000 m time trial B N/A 1:06.283 PR  
Lora Turnham
(Corrine Hall – pilot)
Women's individual pursuit B 3:27.460 PR 1 Q   Foy /
Thompson (p) (NZL)
W 3:28.050
 
Jon-Allan Butterworth
Jody Cundy MBE
Louis Rolfe
Mixed team sprint 49.060 WR 1 Q   China (CHN)
W 48.635 WR
 

 The Women's 500 metres C1-3 time trial is a factored event. Although finishing 5th after factoring, Megan Giglia's time is recognised as a world record in her classification.

EquestrianEdit

Great Britain were one of three nations to qualify a team for dressage via their results at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games, where Lee Pearson CBE, Sophie Christiansen OBE, Sophie Wells MBE and Natasha Baker MBE won gold in the team event.[47][48] On 8 March 2016, the FEI confirmed that Great Britain had achieved an additional quota in the individual dressage competition.[49] The five riders selected by the British Paralympic Association to represent Great Britain in Rio were announced on 14 July.[50]

Individual
Athlete Horse Event Total
Score Rank
Natasha Baker MBE Cabral Individual championship test grade II 73.400  
Individual freestyle test grade II 77.900  
Sophie Christiansen OBE Athene Lindebjerg Individual championship test grade Ia 78.217  
Individual freestyle test grade Ia 79.700  
Anne Dunham MBE Lucas Normark Individual championship test grade Ia 74.348  
Individual freestyle test grade Ia 76.050  
Lee Pearson CBE Zion Individual championship test grade Ib 74.103  
Individual freestyle test grade Ib 77.400  
Sophie Wells MBE Valerius Individual championship test grade IV 74.857  
Individual freestyle test grade IV 76.150  
Team
Athlete Horse Event Individual score Total
TT CT Total Score Rank
Sophie Christiansen OBE See above Team 77.522 78.217 155.739* 453.306  
Anne Dunham MBE 73.957 74.348 148.305*
Sophie Wells MBE 74.405 74.857 149.262*
Natasha Baker MBE 71.882 73.400 145.282

* Indicates the three best individual scores that count towards the team total.

Although not competing in the team event, Lee Pearson CBE rode as an individual in the Grade Ib Team Test, finishing first with a score of 75.280.

Football 7-a-sideEdit

 
Great Britain plays Ukraine at the IFCPF Pre Paralympic Tournament Salou 2016, the last major preparation tournament ahead of the Rio Games.

Great Britain secured qualification for Rio by finishing fifth at the 2015 Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships.[51][52]

The draw for the tournament was held on May 6 at the 2016 Pre Paralympic Tournament in Salou, Spain. Great Britain was put into Group A with Ukraine, Brazil and Ireland.[53] The tournament where the draw took place featured 7 of the 8 teams participating in Rio. It was the last major preparation event ahead of the Rio Games for all teams participating.[54] Great Britain finished fourth, after losing 2 – 3 to the Netherlands in the 3rd place match.[55]

Going into the Rio Games, England was ranked seventh in the world, while Scotland was ninth, Northern Ireland was thirteenth and Wales was unranked. No Great Britain team was ranked.[56] On 13 June 2016, the British Paralympic Association announced the selection of the fourteen members of the British 7-a-side squad.[57] The team included several players from Scotland. These were FT7 classified players Martin Hickman, Jonathan Paterson and David Porcher.[58]

Squad list Group stage Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
  Brazil
L 1–2
  Ukraine
L 1–2
  Ireland
W 5–1
3 Did not advance Classification 5–6
  Argentina
W 2–0
5
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Ukraine 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9 Semi finals
2   Brazil (H) 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 6
3   Great Britain 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3 5th–6th place match
4   Ireland 3 0 0 3 2 18 −16 0 7th–8th place match
Source: Paralympic.org
(H) Host.
Brazil  2–1  Great Britain
Report Porcher   33'
Attendance: 2,320
Referee: Jorge Barbisan (Argentina)
Great Britain  1–2  Ukraine
Barker   35' Report
Attendance: 8,981
Referee: Paulo Volpato (Brazil)
Ireland  1–5  Great Britain
Tuite   59' Report
Attendance: 3,244
Referee: Hector Robas Bondia (Spain)
Classification 5–6
Great Britain  2–0Argentina  
Report
Attendance: 3,131
Referee: Skye Arthur-Banning (Canada)

JudoEdit

On 11 February 2016, the British Paralympic Association announced the names of the four judokas selected to fill the quotas secured by Great Britain at Rio2016.[59] A fifth was added on 24 August 2016 following the exclusion of Russian athletes for state-sponsored doping.

Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage
First round
Repechage
Final
Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jonathan Drane Men's −81 kg   Khalilov (UZB)
W 0–0s3
  Jonard (FRA)
W 2s2–0
  Lee (KOR)
L 0s3–100s1
N/A   Safarov (AZE)
L 0s3–100s2
5
Sam Ingram Men's −90 kg Bye   Hierrezuelo (CUB)
L 1s3–100s1
Did not advance   Hirose (JPN)
W 100s1–0s4
  da Silva (BRA)
W 100–0s1
  Crockett (USA)
L 0s1–2
5
Chris Skelley Men's −100 kg Bye   Tenorio (BRA)
L 0s3–0s2
Did not advance   Upmann (GER)
W 100s1–0s1
  Bolukbasi (TUR)
W 0s1–0s2
  Sastre (CUB)
L 0s1–3
5
Jack Hodgson Men's +100 kg Bye   Masaki (JPN)
L 0–101s1
Did not advance   Hayran (TUR)
W 100s1–0
  Zakiyev (AZE)
L 0–1s1
Did not advance
Natalie Greenhough Women's −70 kg N/A   Martins (BRA)
L 0s2–101
Did not advance N/A   Breskovic (CRO)
L 0–101
Did not advance

Para-CanoeEdit

Great Britain secured four quotas at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships where paracanoeing formed part of the programme.[60][61][62] Britain secured further quotas in the Men's KL1 and KL2 classes at the 2016 ICF Paracanoe Sprint World Championships giving them representation in all six events at the Games in Rio.[63] The squad of six athletes was named in June 2016 and includes Jeanette Chippington who has won 12 Paralympic swimming medals at previous Games, Emma Wiggs who competed in 2012 in the sport of sitting volleyball and 2012 rower Nick Beighton.[64]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ian Marsden Men's KL1 52.311 1 FA Bye 51.220  
Nick Beighton Men's KL2 45.970 2 FA Bye 44.936  
Robert Oliver Men's KL3 44.368 3 SF 42.852 1 FA 42.410 5
Jeanette Chippington Women's KL1 58.676 1 FA Bye 58.760  
Emma Wiggs Women's KL2 54.519 1 FA Bye 53.288 PB  
Anne Dickins Women's KL3 53.591 1 FA Bye 51.348 PB  

Legend: FA = Qualified to final (medal); SF = Qualified to semifinal. PB = Paralympic Best time.

ParatriathlonEdit

Great Britain secured a quota in the women's PT4 classification at the 2015 ITU World Paratriathlon Championships. In March 2016, Lauren Steadman and Alison Patrick met the automatic selection criteria set by British Triathlon by winning gold medals at a ITU World Paratriathlon event held in South Africa. Their selection still has to be verified by the British Paralympic Association in June when the other members of the paratriathlon team will also be selected.[65] On 15 July 2016, the British Paralympic Association announced the selection of eleven athletes to compete in the inaugural Olympic paratriathlon competition in Rio.[66]

Athlete Event Swim Trans 1 Bike Trans 2 Run Total time Rank
Phil Hogg Men's PT1 11:55 1:34 40:30 1:00 13:21 1:08:20 8
Joe Townsend 14:47 1:07 36:21 0:39 11:49 1:04:43 6
Andy Lewis Men's PT2 10:57 1:54 36:58 1:13 20:47 1:11:49  
Ryan Taylor 14:26 1:39 36:28 1:07 20:40 1:14:20 6
David Hill Men's PT4 11:04 1:22 35:24 0:45 20:03 1:08:38 10
George Peasgood 9:41 1:07 33:33 0:37 21:10 1:06:08 7
Claire Cunningham Women's PT4 12:08 1:31 41:28 1:01 22:54 1:19:02 7
Faye McClelland 12:42 1:28 38:52 0:51 21:15 1:15:08 4
Lauren Steadman 11:12 1:20 36:44 0:45 21:42 1:11:43  
Alison Patrick
(Guide – Hazel Smith)
Women's PT5 12:01 1:29 34:01 0:54 21:07 1:13:20  
Melissa Reid
(Guide – Nicole Walters)
12:05 1:31 33:34 0:51 22:18 1:14:07  

Lauren Steadman participated in the Rio test event, winning the PT4 class in a time of 1:08:46.[67]

PowerliftingEdit

Great Britain secured four quotas for Rio 2016.[68][69] On 18 April 2016, the British Paralympic Association announced the four powerlifters who have been selected to represent Great Britain in Rio.[70]

Athlete Event Total lifted Rank
Zoe Newson Women's −45 kg 102  
Natalie Blake Women's −55 kg 93 6
Ali Jawad Men's −59 kg 190  
Micky Yule Men's −65 kg 180 6

RowingEdit

Great Britain secured qualification in all four paralympic classes at the 2015 World Rowing Championships.[71][72] On 30 June 2016, the British Paralympic Association announced the British rowing squad selected for Rio.[73]

Athlete(s) Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tom Aggar Men's single sculls 4:50.99 2 R 4:56.17 1 FA 4:50.90  
Rachel Morris Women's single sculls 5:32.15 1 FA Bye 5:13.69 PB  
Lauren Rowles
Laurence Whiteley
Mixed double sculls 3:52.16 WB 1 FA Bye 3:55.28  
Grace Clough
Daniel Brown
Pam Relph MBE
James Fox
Oliver James
(cox)
Mixed coxed four 3:25.08 1 FA Bye 3:17.17  

Legend: FA = Final A (medal); FB = Final B (non-medal); R = Repechage. WB = World Best time, PB = Paralympic Best time.

SailingEdit

Great Britain qualified a boat for all three sailing classes at the Games through their results at the 2014 Disabled Sailing World Championships held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2012 Summer Paralympics gold medallist Helena Lucas secured a British place in the 2.4mR event by winning the silver medal at the Championships; Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell won silver to qualify a boat in the SKUD 18-class and a crew also qualified for the three-person Sonar class.[74] On 28 April 2015, Helena Lucas became the first British athlete to be selected to compete at either the Olympic or Paralympic Games in Rio when she was chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2.4mR sailing class.[75] On 1 March 2016, Paralympics GB announced the selection of the five sailors who will represent Great Britain in the SKUD and Sonar classes in Rio.[76]

Athlete Event Race Total points Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Helena Lucas MBE 2.4 mR – 1 person keelboat 1 2 4 17 3 1 4 2 3 5 13 38  
Alex Rickham
Niki Birrell
SKUD 18 – 2 person keelboat 4 3 4 2 1 12 5 4 4 5 4 36  
John Robertson
Stephen Thomas
Hannah Stodel
Sonar – 3 person keelboat 11 9 14 1 1 1 15 6 8 10 3 64 9

ShootingEdit

Great Britain secured three quota places at the 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships.[77] Britain secured three further quotas at the 2015 IPC Shooting World Cup in Croatia.[78] Further quotas were achieved at the World Cup event held in the USA later in 2015.[79] On 8 April 2016, the IPC announced that Issy Bailey was one of eleven shooters to be issued with a Bipartite invitation to compete in Rio.[80] On 10 June 2016, the British Paralympic Association announced the names of the ten shooters who will represent Team GB in Rio.[81] Great Britain had secured a second quota in the 10 m air pistol SH1 class but following the death in May of Roy Carter this was not taken up.[82]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Issy Bailey Women's P2 – 10 m air pistol SH1 359–5x 14 Did not advance
James Bevis Mixed R4 – 10 m air rifle standing SH2 624.3 18 Did not advance
Mixed R5 – 10 m air rifle prone SH2 627.2 30 Did not advance
Owen Burke Men's R1 – 10 m air rifle standing SH1 321.1 22 Did not advance
Mixed R3 – 10 m air rifle prone SH1 602.5 45 Did not advance
Karen Butler Women's R2 – 10 m air rifle standing SH1 400.2 14 Did not advance
Women's R8 – 50 m rifle 3 positions SH1 544–11x 15 Did not advance
Mixed R6 – 50 m rifle prone SH1 604.9 33 Did not advance
Ryan Cockbill Mixed R4 – 10 m air rifle standing SH2 629.9 9 Did not advance
Mixed R5 – 10 m air rifle prone SH2 633.3 9 Did not advance
Richard Davies Mixed R4 – 10 m air rifle standing SH2 629.6 11 Did not advance
Tim Jeffery Mixed R5 – 10 m air rifle prone SH2 633.1 10 Did not advance
Ben Jesson Mixed R3 – 10 m air rifle prone SH1 620.5 38 Did not advance
Lorraine Lambert Women's R2 – 10 m air rifle standing SH1 399.1 15 Did not advance
Women's R8 – 50 m rifle 3 positions SH1 560–13x 6 Q 412.0 5
Mixed R6 – 50 m rifle prone SH1 605.3 31 Did not advance
Stewart Nangle Men's P1 – 10 m air pistol SH1 562–8x 4 Q 112.5 6
Mixed P3 – 25 m pistol SH1 562–15x 11 Did not advance
Mixed P4 – 50 m pistol SH1 528–8x 7 Q 64.3 8
Matt Skelhon Mixed R3 – 10 m air rifle prone SH1 632.1 11 Did not advance
Mixed R6 – 50 m rifle prone SH1 622.5 PR 1 Q 100.8 7

SwimmingEdit

Great Britain secured eleven quotas at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships after finishing in the top two places in Paralympic class disciplines. On the 16 May 2016, the British Paralympic Association announced a squad of 31 swimmers to compete in Rio.[83] Although named in the initial squad, injury and health problems forced Tully Kearney to pull out a few weeks before the Games began.[84]

Men
Athlete Events[85] Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Jonathan Booth 400 m freestyle S9 4:24.86 6 Q 4:24.02 5
Stephen Clegg 50 m freestyle S12 25.78 12 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S13 55.85 12 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S13 4:23.07 9 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S12 1:03.11 5 Q 1:02.06 5
Josef Craig MBE 50 m freestyle S8 27.36 5 Q 27.27 6
100 m freestyle S8 58.73 1 Q 58.19  
400 m freestyle S8 4:41.93 7 Q 4:39.89 6
James Crisp 100 m backstroke S9 1:05.00 =1 Q 1:05.01 4
200 m individual medley SM9 2:22.72 7 Q 2:24.96 7
Ryan Crouch 50 m freestyle S9 26.54 7 Q 26.76 8
100 m freestyle S9 58.65 13 Did not advance
Jonathan Fox MBE 50 m freestyle S7 29.77 5 Q 29.52 6
100 m freestyle S7 1:03.17 1 Q 1:03.91 5
400 m freestyle S7 4:51.10 1 Q 4:49.00  
100 m backstroke S7 1:11.37 1 Q 1:10.78  
Thomas Hamer 200 m freestyle S14 1:57.31 2 Q 1:56.58  
200 m individual medley SM14 2:16.28 3 Q 2:12.88  
Ollie Hynd MBE 100 m freestyle S8 59.62 4 Q 58.85 4
400 m freestyle S8 4:31.90 1 Q 4:21.89 WR  
100 m backstroke S8 1:06.12 3 Q 1:04.46  
200 m individual medley SM8 2:25.48 1 Q 2:20.01 WR  
Michael Jones 50 m freestyle S7 30.67 8 Q 29.82 7
100 m freestyle S7 1:06.06 6 Q 1:04.69 6
400 m freestyle S7 4:58.50 3 Q 4:45.78  
Sascha Kindred OBE 50 m freestyle S6 33.07 12 Did not advance
50 m butterfly S6 32.76 5 Q 32.91 6
200 m individual medley SM6 2:43.75 3 Q 2:38.47 WR  
Aaron Moores 100 m backstroke S14 1:07.36 10 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB14 1:07.25 2 Q 1:06.67  
Andrew Mullen 50 m freestyle S5 35.75 6 Q 34.87 5
100 m freestyle S5 1:19.58 6 Q 1:15.93  
200 m freestyle S5 2:43.20 3 Q 2:40.65  
50 m backstroke S5 37.77 2 Q 37.94  
50 m butterfly S5 38.19 4 Q 36.32 4
Scott Quin 100 m breaststroke SB14 1:06.65 PR 1 Q 1:06.70  
Lewis White 100 m freestyle S9 58.51 10 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S9 4:22.63 3 Q 4:21.38  
100 m backstroke S9 1:09.86 13 Did not advance
Matthew Wylie 50 m freestyle S9 25.99 1 Q 25.95  
100 m freestyle S9 59.32 16 Did not advance
Josef Craig MBE
Ollie Hynd MBE
Lewis White
Matthew Wylie
4 x 100 m freestyle relay 34pts N/A 3:51.54 4
Women
Athlete Events[85] Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE 200 m freestyle S14 2:07.95 2 Q 2:06.92  
100 m backstroke S14 1:08.41 3 Q 1:08.67  
100 m breaststroke SB14 1:26.56 9 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM14 2:30.11 2 Q 2:27.58  
Claire Cashmore 100 m breaststroke SB8 1:25.91 4 Q 1:20.60  
100 m butterfly S9 1:09.77 2 Q 1:09.46 5
200 m individual medley SM9 2:39.68 8 Q 2:38.34 8
Bethany Firth 200 m freestyle S14 2:05.96 PR 1 Q 2:03.30 PR  
100 m backstroke S14 1:04.53 WR 1 Q 1:04.05 WR  
100 m breaststroke SB14 1:18.19 3 Q 1:12.89  
200 m individual medley SM14 2:23.78 PR 1 Q 2:19.55 PR  
Charlotte Henshaw 100 m breaststroke SB6 1:38.11 2 Q 1:37.79  
Abby Kane 50 m freestyle S13 29.98 17 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S13 4:52.35 7 Q 4:49.27 6
100 m backstroke S13 1:09.09 PR 1 Q 1:09.30  
Harriet Lee 100 m breaststroke SB9 1:23.97 7 Q 1:16.87  
200 m individual medley SM10 2:35.90 4 Q 2:34.91 7
Amy Marren 50 m freestyle S9 30.80 12 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S9 1:05.63 10 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S9 4:54.44 4 Q 4:55.38 5
100 m backstroke S9 1:14.06 4 Q 1:14.58 6
200 m individual medley SM9 2:37.01 1 Q 2:36.26  
Stephanie Millward 50 m freestyle S8 30.82 PR 1 Q 30.73 5
100 m freestyle S8 1:08.24 4 Q 1:05.16  
400 m freestyle S8 4:59.95 3 Q 4:49.89  
100 m backstroke S8 1:13.75 PR 1 Q 1:13.02 PR  
200 m individual medley SM8 2:45.91 2 Q 2:43.03  
Rebecca Redfern 100 m breaststroke SB13 1:17.08 PR 1 Q 1:13.81  
Ellie Robinson 50 m freestyle S6 34.99 3 Q 35.24 4
100 m freestyle S6 1:16.76 4 Q 1:14.43  
400 m freestyle S6 5:41.04 4 Q 5:27.53 4
50 m butterfly S6 36.62 1 Q 35.58 PR  
Susie Rodgers 50 m freestyle S7 34.42 4 Q 33.26  
100 m freestyle S7 1:13.96 4 Q 1:12.92 4
400 m freestyle S7 N/A 5:23.17  
50 m butterfly S7 36.02 2 Q 35.07  
Hannah Russell 50 m freestyle S12 27.79 1 Q 27.53  
100 m freestyle S13 59.99 1 Q 1:00.07  
100 m backstroke S12 N/A 1:06.06 WR  
Ellie Simmonds OBE 50 m freestyle S6 36.44 4 Q 35.54 6
100 m freestyle S6 1:16.39 3 Q 1:15.77 5
400 m freestyle S6 5:37.75 3 Q 5:24.87  
100 m breaststroke SB6 1:43.49 5 Q 1:39.46 4
200 m individual medley SM6 3:02.40 PR 1 Q 2:59.81 WR  
Stephanie Slater 50 m freestyle S8 31.17 5 Q 30.54 4
100 m backstroke S8 1:20.17 4 Q 1:19.42 5
100 m butterfly S8 1:16.32 5 Q 1:10.32  
Alice Tai 100 m freestyle S10 1:04.32 11 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S10 1:09.64 3 Q 1:09.39  
100 m butterfly S10 1:12.98 8 Q 1:11.92 7
Amy Marren
Stephanie Millward
Susie Rodgers
Alice Tai
4 x 100 m freestyle relay 34pts N/A 4:26.99 4
Claire Cashmore
Stephanie Millward
Stephanie Slater
Alice Tai
4 x 100 m medley relay 34pts N/A 4:45.23 WR  

Table tennisEdit

Rob Davies secured qualification for Rio by winning a gold medal at the 2015 Para Table Tennis European Championships.[86] In November 2015, Aaron McKibbin achieved qualification for Rio by winning a gold medal at the China Open.[87] In addition to the two places already achieved Great Britain secured a further ten quotas based on the ITTF Para Table Tennis rankings as at 31 December 2015. On 8 March 2016, the British Paralympic Association confirmed the selection of the twelve table tennis players who will represent Great Britain in Rio.[88]

Men
Athlete Event Group Matches Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Paul Davies Singles class 1   Lee (KOR)
L 1–3
  Lima (BRA)
W 3–2
2 Q N/A   Nam (KOR)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Rob Davies   Keller (SUI)
W 3–2
  Borgato (ITA)
W 3–2
1 Q N/A   Ducay (FRA)
W 3–0
  Major (HUN)
W 3–1
  Joo (KOR)
W 3–1
 
Jack Hunter-Spivey Singles class 5   Baus (GER)
L 0–3
  Segatto (BRA)
L 2–3
3 Did not advance
Paul Karabardak Singles class 6   Park (KOR)
L 2–3
  Pino (CHI)
L 2–3
3 Did not advance
David Wetherill   Hamadtou (EGY)
W 3–0
  Rau (GER)
L 0–3
2 Q   Pino (CHI)
W 3–1
  Valera (ESP)
L 2–3
Did not advance
Will Bayley Singles class 7   Stroh (BRA)
L 1–3
  Liao (CHN)
W 3–0
1 Q Bye   Youssef (EGY)
W 3–0
  Morales (ESP)
W 3–1
  Stroh (BRA)
W 3–1
 
Aaron McKibbin Singles class 8   Bouvais (FRA)
L 1–3
  Ledoux (BEL)
W 3–1
1 Q Bye   Csonka (HUN)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Ross Wilson   Andersson (SWE)
L 2–3
  Skrzynecki (POL)
L 1–3
3 Did not advance
Ashley Facey-Thompson Singles class 9   Perez (ESP)
L 0–3
  Fraczyk (AUT)
L 0–3
3 Did not advance
Kim Daybell Singles class 10   Jacobs (INA)
W 3–2
  Hergelink (NED)
W 3–2
1 Q Bye   Lian (CHN)
L 1–3
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Group Matches Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jane Campbell Singles class 3   Li (CHN)
L 0–3
  Duman (TUR)
L 2–3
3 Did not advance
Sara Head   Ahlquist (SWE)
L 0–3
  Sigala (MEX)
W 3–2
2 Q   Dretar Karic (CRO)
W 3–0
  Li (CHN)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Sue Gilroy MBE Singles class 4   Zhang (CHN)
L 0–3
  Lu (TPE)
W 3–2
2 Q N/A   Mikolaschek (GER)
W 3–2
  Peric-Rankovic (SRB)
L 0–3
  Matic (SRB)
L 2–3
4
Teams
Athlete Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Paul Davies
Rob Davies
Men's team class 1–2 N/A   Brazil (BRA)
L 0–2
Did not advance
Will Bayley
Aaron McKibbin
Ross Wilson
Men's team class 6–8   Belgium (BEL)
W 2–0
  Spain (ESP)
W 2–1
  Ukraine (UKR)
L 0–2
  China (CHN)
W 2–1
 
Kim Daybell
Ashley Facey-Thompson
Men's team class 9–10   Italy (ITA)
W 2–0
  China (CHN)
L 0–2
Did not advance
Jane Campbell
Sara Head
Women's team class 1–3 N/A   Italy (ITA)
L 1–2
Did not advance

Wheelchair basketballEdit

Great Britain's men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams secured qualification for Rio at the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championship.[89][90] Great Britain named their men's squad on 20 June 2016.[91]

Men's tournamentEdit

During the draw, Brazil had the choice of which group they wanted to be in. They were partnered with Spain, who would be in the group Brazil did not select. Brazil chose Group B, which included Iran, the United States, Great Britain, Germany and Algeria. That left Spain in Group A with Australia, Canada, Turkey, the Netherlands and Japan.[92]

Squad list[93] Group stage Knockout stage
Pool Match 1
Opposition
Result
Pool Match 2
Opposition
Result
Pool Match 3
Opposition
Result
Rank Quarterfinal
Opposition
Result
Semifinal
Opposition
Result
Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Rank
  • cc= co-captain
  Algeria
W 93–31
  Iran
W 84–60
  Brazil
W 73–55
2 Q   Australia
W 74–51
  Spain
L 63–69
  Turkey
W 82–76
 
Pool Match 4
Opposition
Result
Pool Match 5
Opposition
Result
  Germany
W 66–52
  United States
L 48–65
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 5 5 0 402 206 +196 10 Quarter-finals
2   Great Britain 5 4 1 364 263 +101 9
3   Brazil (H) 5 2 3 309 314 −5 7[a]
4   Germany 5 2 3 337 314 +23 7[a]
5   Iran 5 2 3 295 361 −66 7[a] 9th/10th place playoff
6   Algeria 5 0 5 187 436 −249 5 11th/12th place playoff
Source: Paralympic.org
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head record: Brazil 3 pts, +11 PD; Germany 3 pts, +6 PD; Iran 3 pts, −17 PD
8 September 2016
11:45
Great Britain   93–31   Algeria
Scoring by quarter: 23–10, 20–13, 20–6, 30–2
Pts: Sagar 19
Rebs: Sagar 11
Asts: Brown, Warburton 7
Pts: Ayache, Mansouri 8
Rebs: Abassi, Guedoun 5
Asts: Guedoun 5
Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Mati Quintana
9 September 2016
11:45
Iran   60–84   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 13–21, 21–25, 9–19, 17–19
Pts: Gholamazad 20
Rebs: Gholamazad 7
Asts: Gholamazad, Ebrahami 4
Pts: Pratt, Sagar 21
Rebs: Brown, Sagar 7
Asts: Pratt 11
Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Juan Urunuela
10 September 2016
21:00
Great Britain   73–55   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 15–12, 20–15, 18–16, 20–12
Pts: Choudhry 18
Rebs: Choudhry 10
Asts: Choudhry 9
Pts: Candido Sanchez 9
Rebs: De Miranda 15
Asts: De Miranda, Da Silva 3
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Matt Wells
11 September 2016
12:15
Great Britain   66–52   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 12–12, 19–12, 18–15, 17–13
Pts: Sagar 21
Rebs: Choudhry 7
Asts: Sagar, Choudhry 4
Pts: Passiwan 18
Rebs: Bohme 10
Asts: Passiwan 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Toma Pajer
12 September 2016
15:45
United States   65–48   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 13–12, 18–10, 11–15, 23–11
Pts: Williams 12
Rebs: Serio 5
Asts: Serio 8
Pts: Choudrhy 17
Rebs: Choudrhy 9
Asts: Choudrhy 7
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Sebastien Gauthier
Quarterfinal
14 September 2016
17:30
Great Britain   74–51   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 11–15, 18–16, 23–14, 22–6
Pts: Sagar 26
Rebs: Sagar, Pratt 10
Asts: Choudhry 10
Pts: Norris 14
Rebs: Knowles 7
Asts: Norris 8
Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Cristian Roja
Semifinal
15 September 2016
17:30
Spain   69–63   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 12–14, 23–14, 12–15, 20–20
Pts: García, A. Zarzuela 19
Rebs: García 13
Asts: García 13
Pts: Sagar 18
Rebs: Choudrhy 8
Asts: Pratt 8
Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Sebastien Gauthier
Bronze medal game
17 September 2016
11:45
Great Britain   82–76 (OT)   Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 16–22, 13–8, 14–19, 22–16, Overtime: 17–11
Pts: Bywater 25
Rebs: Sagar 11
Asts: Pratt 12
Pts: Gürbulak 24
Rebs: Gürbulak 10
Asts: Gürbulak 19
Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Krunoslav Peic

Women's tournamentEdit

As hosts, Brazil got to choose which group they were put into. They were partnered with Algeria, who would be put in the group they did not chose. Brazil chose Group A, which included Canada, Germany, Great Britain and Argentina. Algeria ended up in Group B with the United States, the Netherlands, France and China.[94]

Squad list[93] Group stage Knockout stage
Pool Match 1
Opposition
Result
Pool Match 2
Opposition
Result
Rank Quarterfinal
Opposition
Result
Semifinal
Opposition
Result
Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Rank
  Canada
L 36–43
  Argentina
W 79–20
2 Q   China
W 57–38
  United States
L 78–89
  Netherlands
L 34–76
4
Pool Match 3
Opposition
Result
Pool Match 4
Opposition
Result
  Germany
W 50–45
  Brazil
W 63–32
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 4 3 1 248 156 +92 7[a] Quarter-finals
2   Great Britain 4 3 1 228 140 +88 7[a]
3   Canada 4 3 1 252 181 +71 7[a]
4   Brazil (H) 4 1 3 196 241 −45 5
5   Argentina 4 0 4 87 296 −209 4 9th/10th place playoff
Source: Paralympic.org
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head record: Germany 3 pts, +9 PD; Great Britain 3 pts, −2 PD; Canada 3 pts, −7 PD
8 September 2016
09:30
Great Britain   36–43   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 12–14, 12–11, 8–10, 4–8
Pts: Freeman, Conroy 14
Rebs: Freeman 15
Asts: Freeman 5
Pts: McLachlan 21
Rebs: McLachlan 22
Asts: Ouellet 6
Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Celine Villard
9 September 2016
10:00
Argentina   20–79   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 2–20, 4–14, 3–21, 11–24
Pts: Pallares 11
Rebs: Pallares 16
Asts: Capdeville 3
Pts: Morrow 16
Rebs: Love 9
Asts: Haizeldon 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Philip Haines
10 September 2016
11:45
Great Britain   50–45   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 14–17, 10–7, 12–4, 14–17
Pts: Freeman, Conroy 14
Rebs: Freeman 9
Asts: Freeman 9
Pts: Mohnen 17
Rebs: Miller, Zeyen, Mohnen 6
Asts: Welin, Zeyen, Schunemann, Mohnen 3
Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Juan Uruneula
11 September 2016
21:30
Brazil   32–63   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 8–15, 6–16, 6–22, 12–10
Pts: Assuncao, Martins 8
Rebs: Viera, Martins 4
Asts: Assuncao 4
Pts: Conroy 15
Rebs: Freeman 15
Asts: Freeman 10
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Matt Wells
Quarterfinal
13 September 2016
17:30
Great Britain   57–38   China
Scoring by quarter: 18–12, 17–7, 14–7, 8–12
Pts: Freeman 24
Rebs: Conroy 12
Asts: Freeman 11
Pts: Lei 13
Rebs: Lyu 7
Asts: Long 11
Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Sebastien Gauthier
Semifinal
15 September 2016
11:15
Great Britain   78–89   United States
Scoring by quarter: 18–18, 18–23, 13–26, 29–22
Pts: Freeman 29
Rebs: Freeman 6
Asts: Freeman 18
Pts: Miller 26
Rebs: Gaeng, Hollermann 7
Asts: Miller 14
Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Matt Wells
Bronze medal game
16 September 2016
11:45
Netherlands   76–34   Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 17–4, 16–13, 19–11, 24–6
Pts: Beijer 21
Rebs: Beijer 6
Asts: Huitzing 7
Pts: Freeman 7
Rebs: Conroy 5
Asts: Freeman 7
Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Carsten Rehling

Wheelchair fencingEdit

Great Britain qualified two athletes to compete in wheelchair fencing via the IWASF world rankings as at 28 May 2016.[95][96] On 5 July 2016, the British Paralympic Association confirmed the selections of Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya to represent Team GB in Rio.[97]

Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition Score Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Piers Gilliver Men's individual épée A   Citerne (FRA) W 5–0 2 Q   Betti (ITA)
W 15–11
  Al-Madhkhoori (IRQ)
W 15–10
  Sun (CHN)
L 13–15
 
  Colaco (BRA) W 5–0
  Mato (HUN) W 5–2
  Pender (POL) W 5–4
  Tian (CHN) W 5–2
Men's individual foil A   Nalewajek (POL) L 2–5 10 Did not advance
  Betti (ITA) W 5–4
  Osvath (HUN) L 1–5
  Ye (CHN) L 1–5
  Cheong (HKG) L 3–5
Dimitri Coutya Men's individual épée B   Naumenko (UKR) W 5–3 2 Q   Pranevich (BLR)
L 13–15
Did not advance
  Pranevich (BLR) W 5–4
  Tam (HKG) W 5–2
  Ifebe (FRA) L 4–5
Men's individual foil B   Sarri (ITA) W 5–1 4 Q   Hu (CHN)
L 12–15
Did not advance
  Datsko (UKR) L 4–5
  Valet (FRA) W 5–0
  Feng (CHN) L 3–5
Gemma Collis Women's individual épée A   Krajnyak (HUN) L 2–5 8 Q   Zou (CHN)
L 2–15
Did not advance
  Burdon (POL) W 5–2
  Zou (CHN) L 0–5
  Deluca (USA) W 5–2
  Halkina (BLR) L 4–5

Wheelchair rugbyEdit

Great Britain's national wheelchair rugby team secured qualification for Rio at the 2015 International Wheelchair Rugby Federation European Championship.[98] On 12 May 2016, Paralympics GB announced the squad of twelve wheelchair rugby players who will represent Great Britain in Rio.[99]

Squad list Group stage Knockout stage
Pool Match 1
Opposition
Result
Pool Match 2
Opposition
Result
Pool Match 3
Opposition
Result
Rank Semifinal
Opposition
Result
Final
Opposition
Result
Rank
  Australia
L 51–53