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Last Updated: Sunday September 07 2008 11:57 GMT

GB make gold start to Paralympics

Darren Kenny on the way to gold at the Paralympics

Team GB has got off to an amazing start at the Paralympics, grabbing four gold medals on the first day.

As in the Olympics, cyclists earned the first British gold of the Games, with Simon Richardson smashing the world record on his way to victory.

Aileen McGlynn and Darren Kenny then did exactly the same, earning gold medals and setting world records.

But that wasn't all for Team GB as swimmer Sascha Kindred took gold in another world record!

He won the men's SM6 200m individual medley.

Simon Richardson grabbed Team GB's first gold medal
Simon Richardson grabbed Team GB's first gold medal
There were also medals in the pool for Jim Anderson who took silver in the S2 200m freestyle, and Natalie Jones who was third in the SM6 200m individual medley.

At the Paralympics athletes are split into six categories depending on how their disability.

All those medals have sent Britain surging to the top of the medal table early on day one, although host nation China are expected to finish the Games on top.