British gold medal dreams have been shattered by the officials for a second day running. After Jody Cundy’s outrage yesterday, Kappes and MacLean have been denied a third restart after the chain on their bike failed twice. A decision greeted with boos by the crowd, but it means Neil Fachie and Barney Storey take gold. An anticlimactic way to win a Paralympic title.
It had been half an hour since a world record had been broken, so thank goodness for Richard Whitehead who has just sprinted to men’s 200m T42 gold. Whitehead, who is built like a tank, shed tears of joy as he crossed the finish line in 24.39 seconds. Sping-tingling stuff at the Olympic Stadium. American Shaquille Vance took the silver medal.