Team looks to follow Super Saturday

02 September 2012 / 08:29

Britain's Paralympians will be bidding to build on their Super Saturday success as they continue their gold medal charge.

Among those gunning for glory on Sunday is the "Quadfather" Peter Norfolk, who starts his campaign for gold in the wheelchair tennis.

Norfolk, 51, had a motorcycle accident in 1979 which left him with a spinal cord injury at T4/5 level. He won gold in the quad singles in Athens and Beijing and will be hoping to make it a hat-trick this week.

Meanwhile at Eton Dorney, former Army captain Nick Beighton will be going for gold in the mixed double scull event.

Beighton, 30, will take to the start line just three years after losing his legs in a devastating Taliban bomb blast. He was on a reconnaissance foot patrol in Helmand in October 2009 when he trod on an improvised explosive device.

Beighton, from Shrewsbury, needed 36 pints in blood transfusions and will mark his incredible recovery by competing in the mixed adaptive rowing sculls final with Samantha Scowen.

Also appearing at Eton Dorney is single sculls reigning Paralympic and world champion Tom Aggar.

The 28-year-old, who is paralysed from the waist down after an accident in 2005, is unbeaten in five years and cruised to victory in Friday's heat.

Their appearances come after a stunning day for ParalympicsGB, which saw golds in swimming, cycling and equestrian events.