Many congratulations !!! Niki Birrell and his sailing partner Alex Rickham have won a Bronze medal in the 2 person sailboat “Scud” class. We were delighted with their winning Bronze in the London Games. To achieve medals in successive games shows their excellence and determination to win.
The BBC has announced that there will be a celebratory parade through Manchester to celebrate the achievements of all our athletes in Rio. They report the following comments from Rickham and Birrell:
Rickham said: “We feel relieved. It's been a long, very hard week. We came here to contest for the gold, but that slipped away really quite quickly, and we're just so happy to have got the medal.
Birrell added: “To have two Paralympic medals is just surreal. Rio has been fantastic, we've really enjoyed it. We came for gold but we're super happy with bronze because this week we've had to fight so hard in our boat for every metre and every position.”