By Sky Sports News Journalists Orla Chennaoui and Lia Hervey
Another day… another (glamorous) Royal cheering on the Paralympians!
The Duchess of Cambridge was once again at the Paralympics and one of our friends, ParalympicsGB’s chief Tim Hollingsworth was chosen to sit next to her. Apparently they can never have an empty seat next to Her Royal Highness. Tim told us that she really seemed really engaged by the sport and was asking some really informed questions. “How gorgeous was she?”, we asked him, “Flawless”, was his reply.
And in more royal news we also saw Prince Harry surrounded by swimmers. Thankfully he kept his clothes on this time.
Speaking of swimming, another gold for the poster girl of the Paralympics - Ellie Simmonds. She takes British Swimming’s total to twenty medals in the pool. Alongside her on the podium last night, in bronze position, was Natalie Jones. Her husband, medal winning cyclist Rik Waddon had popped into to see us earlier with his medal and said he couldn’t wait to go and watch his lady in the pool last night. He was there to cheer her on.
And the Waddons aren’t the only sporting couple to compete at the Games. Yesterday swimmer Sascha Kindred matched his wife Nyree’s silver medal in the pool. Earlier in the week Barney Storey got himself a gold on the track at the velodrome as a pilot for Neil Faiche and matched his wife Sarah’s gong over the dinner table.
Alan Oliveira is determined to win his next race as well
The Paralympics have not been without controversy. After Brazilian sprinter Alan Oliveira was accused of having blades that were too long by competitor South African Oscar Pistorius, Alan Oliveira spoke to us and said he’d done nothing wrong and quite frankly Oscar had taken the shine off his gold winning moment by complaining after the race. Oscar’s now focusing on his next competition tomorrow where he’ll be hoping his racing will do the talking.