A Week Of Sport #36 – 12 September

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Team GB’s Paralympic Success

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 11: (L to R) Gold medalists Grace Clough, Daniel Brown, Pamela Relph, James Fox and Oliver James from Great Britain on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Rowing LTA Mix 4+ at Lagoa Stadium on day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on September 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Team GB’s Paralympians have continued the legendary medal collection with a total of 56 medals won so far – 21 of which were won on day four alone!

Richard Whitehead defended his 200m T42 title, with Dave Henson taking the bronze. Swimmer, Bethany Firth, also won the Gold in the 200m S14 freestyle with teammate, Jessica-Jane Applegate, securing the silver.

And if that wasn’t enough, Jo Butterfield smashed her own world record in the club throw to claim yet another gold.

With a week to go, the chances of equalling and even surpassing the Olympian total of 67 medals looks like a sure bet!

Action from the Rugby Championship

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 10: Wallabies and Sprinboks huddle after the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South Africa Springboks at Suncorp Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. The Wallabies ended a six-test losing streak with a 23–17 victory over the Springboks this weekend. With two early tries from South Africa, things didn’t start too well for the Wallabies. But tries from third-test rookie, Adam Coleman, alleviated the mounting pressure in the first-half. A yellow card to lock, Eten Eztebeth, and a brilliant 18-phase play in the second half gave the Wallabies what they needed for a victory.

After a ropey start, the All Blacks managed to seal a win against Argentina. With only a narrow lead of 24–19 at half-time, the All Blacks went all out thrashed the Puma’s in the second half with a final score of 57–22.

incredible play at the us open finals

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates with the trophy after winning 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their Men's Singles Final Match on Day Fourteen of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. In what became an epic final, Stan Wawrinka defeated world #1, Novak Djokovic, to claim the Singles title at the US Open. After a strong start by Djokovic, Wawrinka’s stamina pulled him through to take the win after four gruelling sets. Wawrinka has won his past 11 finals and is now the oldest male winner of the US Open since 1970.

Victory was also awarded to Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, who won the Doubles finals. Jamie Murray, the first Brit for 44 years to win the US Open doubles, has found the perfect partnership in Soares and dominated the match, beating Spain’s Carreno Busta and Carcia Lopez 6–2, 6–3.

Chelsea lose out on first points of the season

SWANSEA, WALES - SEPTEMBER 11: Diego Costa of Chelsea (C) scores their second goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. Chelsea scraped a 2–2 draw against Swansea City to maintain second place in the Premier league. Costa, who might have been sent off earlier in the game, capitalised on Swansea City’s poor defending to put Chelsea in front. But after a penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson and a goal from Leroy Fer two minutes later put the home side in the lead. Costa managed an acrobatic late goal in the second-half to salvage a draw.

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