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Archery gold for Brown and Stubbs

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Video - GB archers on target

Britain enjoyed more gold medal success as Danielle Brown and John Stubbs both captured archery titles in Beijing.

Brown clinched gold after defeating Japan's Chieko Kamiya by 14 points in the open individual compound final.

Stubbs hit 10 maximum 10's and four nines in an impressive 116-111 victory over Italian Alberto Simonelli in the individual compound open event.

Wheelchair tennis duo Peter Norfolk and Jamie Burdekin won bronze with victory in the third-placed play-off.

The British pair came back from a set down to beat Holland's Dorrie Timmermans-van Hall and Bas Van Erp 6-7 7-5 6-1 in two hours and 48 minutes.

Their wheelchair basketball team-mates progressed to the semi-finals after a 71-64 victory over Germany, setting up an encounter against rivals Australia.

With eight minutes to go Britain held a 14-point lead, but their European opponents came back to narrow the gap for a nervous finish.

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"The Germans kept coming back but they were always going to," said Simon Munn, who top-scored for Britain with 31 points. "They are a class outfit but we buckled down and stuck to our jobs."

Great Britain also defeated Germany in the wheelchair rugby, winning 39-35 in their group B match.

Competing in his first Paralympics, archer Stubbs, a former England disabled cricketer, enthused: "I'm absolutely over the moon, it's something I've only ever dreamed about and now it's a reality.

"I shot good arrows when it mattered most," added the 43-year-old, who set a 72-arrow world record in the rankings rounds.

Brown, a 20-year-old world champion, admitted that she had to put personal feelings aside en route to the final after knocking out compatriot Mel Clarke in the semis.

"It was pretty tough knocking my team-mate out but you just have to go out and shoot," she said.

But there was consolation for Clarke, who clinched a bronze medal after defeating Turkey's Gulbin Su by four points in the play-off.

"I was gutted to go out in the first match," said the Norwich-born archer. "But to win bronze is a dream come true."

It was pretty tough knocking my team-mate out

Danielle Brown

In their respective table tennis quarter finals Britain's women's class 4-5 team of Claire Robertson and Sue Gilroy lost 3-0 to Serbia, while the women's class 1-3 team of Dzair Neil and Cathy Mitton beat Iran 3-2.

In the men's quarters Britain's class 3 team of Neil Robinson and James Rawson beat Libya 3-0, while the class 6-8 team of Paul Karabardak and Will Bayley were defeated 3-0 by China.

The sailing regatta in Qingdao finished with disappointment for Great Britain, who failed to win a medal. Niki Birrell and Alex Rickham provided Britain's best finish, with fifth place in the SKUD two-person keelboat.

Paralympic debutant Helena Lucas finished seventh in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat, while John Robertson, Stephen Thomas and Hannah Stodel finished sixth in the Sonar three-person keelboat, the same result they recorded in Athens four years ago.



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Great Britain win boccia bronze
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