Medals for Alumni in Rio Paralympics

Day four of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games saw Physiotherapy graduates Lora Turnham and Alison Patrick secure medals for Team GB.

Alison Patrick made her Paralympic debut in the para-triathlon PT5 and Lora Turnham competed in the Tandem B 3000m Pursuit.

2010 Physiotherapy graduate, Lora Turnham, began cycling at University and within six weeks won her first medal, however, she narrowly missed out on medals at London 2012. Now racing with a new pilot, Corrine Hall, the pair seemed unstoppable when they set a new Paralympic record in the heats. In the final, Turnham and Hall showed no relent and powered through to take the gold medal, adding to the huge success British Cycling has had in Rio across the Paralympics and Olympics.

Alison Patrick, who only began competing in triathlon in 2013, stormed the 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run in 1:13:20 at Fort Copacabana with her guide Hazel Smith to win her first silver Paralympic medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. This medal will add to an already impressive collection which includes European and World Championship medals.

Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall will compete in the time trial on Wednesday 14 September.