Team GB wins Paralympic dressage gold

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The British Paralympic dressage squad has retained its unbeaten team status in Paralympic competition by winning team gold in London yesterday (September 2nd).

Excellent performances from Lee Pearson, Sophie Wells and Deb Criddle had put Team GB into an unassailable lead before Sophie Chistiansen's brilliant routine.

The win was a fifth successive team title for Great Britain, ahead of Germany and Ireland who finished with silver and bronze respectively. It was also a Paralympic record score of 468.817.

This result earns the 38-year-old Pearson the tenth Paralympic gold of his career just 24 hours after winning the individual silver.

It leaves him one short of the 11 golds won by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Dave Roberts.

He said after the gold that this was the best team effort that he has ever known from the horses and riders to all the backroom staff.

"I think this is the strongest team we've have ever had, but I also think it has been the toughest gold to get," he continued.

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