Tears of a hero! David Smith sobs after successful GB’s THIRTIETH Paralympic gold medal within the boccia, turning into the game’s most profitable Brit and defending his title by getting back from 2-0 down within the closing
- Nice Britain’s David Smith is a double particular person Paralympic boccia champion
- Smith efficiently defended his BC1 class title by beating Chew Wei Lun 4-2
- The 32-year-old has received three golds (two particular person and one group), one particular person silver and one group bronze within the sport’s historical past since making his bow
David Smith is a double particular person Paralympic champion after he received an enthralling boccia closing in Tokyo – to say Nice Britain’s thirtieth gold at this Video games to date.
The 32-year-old beat Malaysia’s Chew Wei Lun 4-2 to win his second successive gold medal within the BC1 class of the game, after triumphing in Rio 2016, sparking tears of pleasure.
Smith, who sports activities a particular crop of crimson and blue spiky hair, slipped 2-0 behind following the opening finish at Ariake Gymnastics Centre.
David Smith is Nice Britain’s most profitable boccia participant after successful one other gold medal
The 32-year-old is a double particular person Paralympic champion after the Brit received the boccia closing
Smith roars with delight after a profitable throw in the course of the gold-medal match in Tokyo
Malaysia ‘s Chew Wei Lun (centre left) took a 2-0 lead however might solely watch Smith’s fightback
However he levelled with consecutive one-point wins, earlier than being left in tears after edging the decider to say glory.
Smith’s earlier feats embody group gold at Beijing 2008, in addition to particular person silver and group bronze in London.
The Eastleigh-born participant’s success was the most recent medal triumph for ParalympicsGB on day eight of the Tokyo Video games.
Earlier, British archer Victoria Rumary received bronze on her Paralympic debut within the W1 girls’s particular person occasion in Tokyo.
Victoria Rumary received bronze on her Paralympic debut within the W1 girls’s particular person occasion
Having defeated Brazilian Rejane Candida Da Silva and Italy’s Asia Pellizzari earlier on Wednesday, the 33-year-old was denied development to the gold medal match by a 127-107 loss to Czech Sarka Musilova.
Rumary recovered from that setback to earn the ultimate podium place at Yumenoshima Last Area courtesy of a 131-123 success in opposition to American Lia Coryell.
Rumary first took up archery as a 14-year-old, made her worldwide debut six years in the past, and got here into these video games ranked world primary within the W1 class.
There was a second bronze medal for Britain within the desk tennis. The lads’s class 8 group of Aaron McKibbin, Billy Shilton and Ross Wilson secured it after happening 2-0 of their semi-final in opposition to China.