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Pearson revels in 'crazy' success

Lee Pearson
Pearson has won gold medals in three successive Paralympics

Staffordshire's Lee Pearson says winning the seventh and eighth gold medals of his career at the equestrian para-dressage is "crazy".

Pearson took gold in the individual and team events on Wednesday to add to the six golds he won in 2000 and 2004.

The 34-year-old told the BBC: "I've got 100% success at Paralympic level on three different horses. It's crazy.

"The last year and a half have been really tough for me, I'm absolutely over the moon."

Pearson was on board Gentleman, a horse in his first Paralympics, after previous mount Blue Circle Boy was forced into retirement.

"He's a young horse who has behaved impeccably," said Pearson.

"He's been a little bit stressed away from the arena but I couldn't ask for more."

Pearson will go for his third gold of the Games in Thurdsay's individual freestyle event.

see also
GB collect three equestrian golds
09 Sep 08 |  Paralympics

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