GB win three Euro Paratriathlon golds

Britain's Lauren Steadman

Steadman is the dominant figure in her category

British trio Lauren Steadman, Alison Patrick and Andy Lewis all claimed gold medals at the European Paratriathlon Championships in Portugal.

Former swimmer Steadman continued her unbeaten record in the PT4 event, winning by almost three minutes.

Patrick, who like Steadman has achieved the qualifying criteria for the Rio Paralympics, was victorious in her PT5 event.

And Lewis gave his Paralympic hopes a huge boost by winning the PT2 event.

The 33-year-old from Gloucester, who was ranked 10th in the world coming into the event, beat the top two in the world rankings, Michele Ferrarin from Italy and France’s Stephane Bahier.

Lewis, who lost his leg after a motorbike accident when he was 16, put in a superb performance on the 5km run to claim victory.

There were also silver medals for Faye McClelland (PT4) and Melissa Reid (PT5) while Joe Townsend, who lost both of his legs while serving with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan, took bronze in the Men’s PT1 event.

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