Lincoln's Sophie Wells wins gold and silver at the Paralympics
Lincoln born paralympian, Sophie Wells has won a gold and silver medal in the dressage competition at the London Games.
At her debut Paralympics, Sophie Wells claimed Britain's third equestrian medal with a silver in in the Grade IV event.
A mistake midway through her test caused her to narrowly miss out on gold as she set a score of 76.323%, just short of Belgium’s Michele George with the winning score of 77.065%.
She said: "You can't afford a mistake, but unfortunately I had one and I take complete responsibility for that.
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"The other bits in the test I was really pleased with. I tried to nail every movement, but we couldn't nail one of them and that was what lost it for us.
"I am disappointed. I knew I had blown it. But I know why I lost it, rather than not knowing why I lost it. We want to win, otherwise we wouldn't be here.
"But the horse has brought me a long way and I am pleased with him. These things happen."
Wells did get her gold later on as part of Great Britain's winning line-up in the team dressage.
She will also get another chance for individual gold on her horse Pinocchio in the freestyle to music class on September 4.
Wells was born with amniotic band syndrome that affects her joints but her outstanding talents have also seen her compete at non-disabled international level.