Britain’s sport-by-sport report at the end of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

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Great Britain finished second in the Tokyo Paralympic Games medal table after a total of 124.

The figure – just behind China – included 41 gold, 38 silver and 45 bronze, with Britain securing titles in 18 of 19 sports entered.

Here, the PA News Agency distributes the end of term notes as the bell rings at the Games.

Archery: B-

Briton Phoebe Paterson Pine took gold in archery (Tim Goode / PA)

Athletics: B-

Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft won double gold in Tokyo
Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft won the double gold medal in Tokyo (John Walton / PA)

Badminton: B

Badminton player Krysten Coombs won Britain's last Tokyo Games medal
Badminton player Krysten Coombs won Britain’s last Tokyo Games medal (ParalympicsGB / imagecomms / PA)

Boccia: B

David Smith became Britain's most successful boccia player
David Smith became Britain’s most successful boccia player (Tim Goode / PA)

Sprint canoe: A

Britain's Emma Wiggs hits the water after Paralympic gold in va'a paracanoe
Britain’s Emma Wiggs hits the water after Paralympic gold in va’a paracanoe (John Walton / PA)

Cycling: One

Dame Sarah Storey became Britain's most successful Paralympian with three gold medals in Tokyo
Dame Sarah Storey became Britain’s most successful Paralympian with three gold medals in Tokyo (Tim Goode / PA)

Horse riding: A-

Briton Lee Pearson won three gold medals on the Breezer horse
Briton Lee Pearson won three gold medals over Breezer (John Walton / PA)

Judo: B +

Great Britain failed to win a judo medal in Brazil, but made amends on the occasion with a stunning first gold medal since 1996. Chris Skelley claimed it. About 11 years after his devastating deterioration in eyesight, he cried uncontrollably at Nippon Budokan. The former apprentice mechanic and avid rugby player – whose former coach Jeff Brady died less than three weeks before the Games started – then received a congratulatory message from hero Jonny Wilkinson. His triumph in the B2 -100kg final followed the B3 -90kg silver for Games debutant Elliot Stewart, born in 1988, the same year his father Dennis won Olympic bronze in judo in Seoul.

Weightlifting: C +

Olivia Broome won one of three bronze in powerlifting for Great Britain
Olivia Broome won one of three bronze in powerlifting for Great Britain (Tim Goode / PA)

Rowing: A

Laurence Whiteley, left, won gold in rowing on her 30th birthday, alongside Lauren Rowles
Laurence Whiteley, left, won gold in rowing on her 30th birthday, alongside Lauren Rowles (ParalympicsGB / imagecomms / PA)

Shooting: D

Briton Matt Skelhon returned from Japan empty-handed
Briton Matt Skelhon returned from Japan empty-handed (John Walton / PA)

Swimming: C +

Maisie Summers-Newton, pictured, eclipsed hero Ellie Simmonds in Tokyo
Maisie Summers-Newton, pictured, eclipsed hero Ellie Simmonds in Tokyo (Bob Martin / OIS / PA)

Taekwondo: B

There was no benchmark for Britain as the Korean martial art made its Paralympic debut. Of the three fighters on display, two won podiums. In her second international competition only, Beth Munro found herself “on a cloud nine” after a stunning silver medal in the K44 -58kg class – securing Britain’s historic first honor in Paralympic taekwondo. World champion Amy Truesdale added to the medal table but had to settle for bronze in the K44 +58kg division after her gold bid ended in a semi-final loss to the eventual champion Guljonoy Naimova.

Table tennis: B

Will Bayley, front, and Paul Karabardak won silver together
Will Bayley, front, and Paul Karabardak took silver together (ParalympicsGB / imagecomms)

Triathlon: A-

Briton Lauren Steadman made up for her disappointment in Rio
Briton Lauren Steadman made up for her disappointment in Rio (PA / ParalympicsGB / imagecomms)

Wheelchair basketball: B-

Gaz Choudhry has taken over as coach of Britain's men's basketball team
Gaz Choudhry has taken over as coach of the UK men’s basketball team (John Walton / PA)

Wheelchair fencing: B +

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Day Three
(PA / ParalympicsGB / imagecomms)

Wheelchair rugby: A +

Great Britain won a historic first medal in mixed sport by winning gold. The European champions beat the triple winners of the United States 54-49 in a tense final. Great Britain had previously lost bronze medal qualifiers at the 1996, 2004 and 2008 Games. Victory in a game dubbed “Murderball” due to a 2005 film was the first Paralympic gold medal for Great Britain in a team sport. The achievement captured the imaginations of many across the country and will be fond memories of the Games.

Wheelchair tennis: B +

Briton Gordon Reid, right, and Alfie Hewett suffered double heartbreak
Britain’s Gordon Reid, right, and Alfie Hewett suffered double grief (Tim Goode / PA)



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