Invictus Games

Gold Rush For Team UK On Day Two In Sydney

Team UK won 11 medals in the cycling on Sunday.

Team UK continued their strong start to the games winning 11 medals in the Cycling event on Sunday.

But there was a particularly spectacular moment for the team in the Men's Road Cycling IRB2 Time Trial where the UK bagged all three medals with Steve Sebburn taking gold, Karl Allen-Dobson taking silver and Wayne Harrod bronze.

However it was Andrew White who won the first gold of the day in the Men's Road Cycling IRB3 Time Trial, he also won a gold medal for his criterium event later in the day.

Mr White said: "Over the moon, the spirit in the team has been amazing today...it's a bit overwhelming if I am being honest with you. 

"We've just raked in all three - gold, silver and bronze - for the IRB2 so what a day, what a day already so it's brilliant!"

Debbie O'Connell celebrates her gold medal.
Debbie O'Connell celebrates her gold medal.

Debbie O'Connell was also unstoppable winning two golds in both the Women's Recumbent Bike IRECB1 Criterium and Women's Recumbent Bike IRECB1 Time Trial.

Mrs O'Connell said: "It was absolutely amazing.

"It was a really fast course, I enjoyed the warm up on it and when we hit the race - the crowd was amazing."  

Similarly, Michael Swain won both gold in his criterium race and silver in the Men's Handbike IHB2 Time Trial.

Steve Sebburn and Alex Moulder also won bronze medals in the Men's Road Cycling IRB2 Criterium and Men's Road Cycling IRB3 Criterium, respectively.

Elliott 7 Team Race

The day also saw the sailing event take place in the heart of Sydney.

However, Team UK were unable to win a medal despite a very strong effort.

In the Elliot 7 Teams, Australia won gold, Denmark Silver and the Netherlands Bronze.

There was also a Hansa Dinghy Individual race which saw France win gold and Team Australia win silver and bronze.

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