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Paralympic Games Results Beijing China 14 September 2008

  • Date : 2008-09-14 : Rev. 2009-02-13
  • Disabled World
  • Synopsis : South African Olympic swimmer Natalie du Toit won her fifth gold of the Beijing Paralympics Sunday.

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The British Paralympics team have been told that Rebecca Chin "no
longer fits into a recognized International Paralympic Committee class" after the 16-year-old saw her silver medal taken away in Beijing on Sunday.

The British Paralympics team have been told that Rebecca Chin "no longer fits into a recognized International Paralympic Committee class" after the 16-year-old saw her silver medal taken away in Beijing on Sunday.

Swimmer Cameron Leslie has won gold in the 150m IM in Beijing to secure New Zealand's 12th Paralympics medal. The 18-year-old from Whangarei, who is studying communications in Auckland, said he wasn't expecting to be so dominant and attributed his medal to hard work at training.

South African Olympic swimmer Natalie du Toit won her fifth gold of the Beijing Paralympics Sunday.

In the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium, wheelchair racer Canada's Chantal Petitclerc continued her success, winning the 800m to go with earlier golds in the 100m, 200m and 400m.

Australia's Matthew Cowdrey won his fourth gold in the men's 50m freestyle.

So far four athletes, including three power-lifters, have been kicked out of the Games for doping offenses.

Earle Connor of Calgary made it back to the Paralympics on Sunday to win gold in the men's T42 100 meter sprint.

Liz Johnson, Wales, was the proudest woman in Beijing last night after winning Paralympic gold a week after the death of her mother.

Visually impaired Charl Bouwer, 18, set a new record in the 400m freestyle.

Nigeria's Grace Ebere Anozie set the new Paralympic record of 165kg in her second attempt, breaking Li's previous record of 160kg set at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

Stephanie Dixon of Victoria, Dean Bergeron of Quebec City and Paul Tingley of Halifax pushed Canada's gold medal total to 12 with victories Saturday at the Paralympic Summer Games in Beijing.

Andre Beaudoin of Montreal, racing in the same event as Bergeron, and Victoria sailors Stacie Louttit and John McRoberts, in the two-person keelboat (SKUD 18) event, won bronze medals on Saturday.

Kevin Paul, the youngest member of the South African team, won gold and set a new world record in the 100m backstroke.

Wheelchair racer David Weir has been reinstated as Great Britain's first Paralympic athletics champion of the Beijing Games after the International Paralympic Committee shelved plans for a re-run of the T54 men's 800 meters.

Philippa Johnson won her second gold in the individual freestyle test equestrian event.



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