Silver for Steadman at Paralympics

Lauren Steadman Picture: David Pearce
Lauren Steadman Picture: David Pearce

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Lauren Steadman won silver at the Paralympics in Rio today.

The 23-year-old, who is a member of both Portsmouth Northsea Swimming Club and City of Portsmouth Athletics Club, claimed second place in the paratriathlon.

The double world champion clocked a time of 1hr 11min 43sec to finish runner-up behind winner Grace Norman (USA), who finished in a time of 1.10.39.

France’s Gwladys Lemoussu was third in 1.14.31, with Britain’s Faye McClelland ( 1.15.08) fourth.