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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Track success for Team GB

4th September 2012

There was another gold medal for the Great British Paralympic squad at the athletics last night (September 3rd).

The nation has managed to win at least one gold medal every day and Mickey Bushell maintained that record with a convincing win in the T53 100m race.

Bushell set a new Paralympic record of 14.75 seconds to improve on the silver in won in Beijing in 2008 and put in a strong performance to see off competition from China's Zhao Yufei.

"The 100m is my main event, my strongest event and the one I wanted to win most," the wheelchair athlete explained.

"Gold was the only thing I wanted, it's been a long, hard four years to get here. It's a huge relief. It was all about the winning tonight. Training has been going really well the past couple of weeks, so I knew I was a big contender for the gold. The conditions on the day were perfect.

"I think I got out second but after the first push I started to pull away and I was confident I could win."

He also has the chance to win a further medal when he competes in the T53 200m on Friday (September 7th).

Tonight (September 4th), David Weir will also be hoping to add to his recent 5,000m track win when he competes in the T46 1500m event.

Meanwhile, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has told BBC News that the country has embraced the Paralympic Games with tickets selling out quickly. Therefore anyone taking advantage of hotel accommodation in London this week and wanting to see the sporting action are advised to act quickly to purchase tickets when they are available.


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