Paralympics: Tustain and Lewis add to Team GB medal tally

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Nicola Tustain continued Great Britain's equestrian success at the Paralympics with her second bronze of the Games in the grade II freestyle and swimmer Nyree Lewis won her third medal in Athens.

Nicola Tustain continued Great Britain's equestrian success at the Paralympics with her second bronze of the Games in the grade II freestyle and swimmer Nyree Lewis won her third medal in Athens.

Tustain, 26, weighed in with Team GB's first medal of day seven by adding another bronze to the one she won in the grade II individual dressage.

Lewis added to her gold and silver medals by coming second in the 100m SB5 breaststroke final while cyclist Darren Kenny is on course for his third medal.

Kenny, already a double gold medallist in track cycling, took to the streets for the CP3 road race and finished second, 35 seconds behind the Spaniard Javier Otxoa. Kenny is lying in the silver medal position, with the second part of the event, the time trial, to come on Monday.

Tustain, who won two golds and a bronze in Sydney four years ago, finished with a score of 75 per cent on Prinz Heinrich, with Sweden's Irene Slaettengren taking gold and Hannelore Brenner, of Germany, silver.

On the track, Great Britain's Danny Crates reached the final of the T46 800m, winning his heat to qualify fastest for tomorrow's race. Crates won his heat in 1min 58.48sec, edging out Algeria's Samir Nouioua by 0.06sec, and hopes are high that the 31-year-old from Essex, a bronze 400m medallist in Sydney, can claim gold this time.

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