Rio Recap: Sarah Storey continues success story on record-breaking day for China

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The penultimate day of the Paralympics featured gold medals aplenty and saw a number of world records broken, but was overshadowed by the death of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad.


Cyclist Sarah Storey was already Great Britain's most decorated female Paralympian going into the women's C4-5 road race but added yet another honour to her glowing resume with her 14th gold.

The former swimmer came home in two hours, 15 minutes and 42 seconds, with closest challenger Anna Harkowska nearly three-and-a-half minutes behind.

The victory marked Storey's third gold of the Games, with her team-mate Crystal Lane taking bronze.


China have long since secured their place at the top of the medal table, and there was more history made by their athletes on Saturday.

Mi Na, Zhou Hongzhuan and Zheng Jin all broke world records in adding to China's gold medal tally, which stands at 105.

A throw of 37.60 metres saw Mi win gold in the women's F-38 discus, Zhou triumphed in the women's T53 800m in a time of one minute and 47.45 seconds and Zheng claimed her first Paralympic gold in the women's 1500m, winning in 4:38.92.


"He was an exemplary Paralympic sportsman who, with love and energy, tried his best to promote the name of Iran and to make all of us proud and at the end he gave his life for this. All members of the Iranian cultural and sports camp here express condolences to his family and the Iranian nation. The name of Bahman Golbarnezhad will be inscribed in the proud history of Iranian Paralympics." - The Iranian Paralympic Committee pays tribute to Golbarnezhad, who died following a crash in the men's C4-5 road race.

"Today I am going to enjoy with my wife: I haven't slept next to her for one month. Tomorrow I will start thinking about Tokyo 2020," Cassio on how he will celebrate after helping Brazil's men's five-a-side football team win gold with a 1-0 victory over Iran.


There are seven gold medals up for grabs on the final day with five marathons taking place and the men's medal matches in sitting volleyball and weelchair rugby.