David Weir believes four gold medals is a possibility after reinforcing his status as the world’s best wheelchair racer.
The Londoner crowned a wonderful night for Great Britain which yielded four medals by claiming his second title of the Games with victory in the T54 1500 metres. It meant two down and two to go for the 33-year-old, who has the 5,000m also in the bag and was due back at the Olympic Stadium at 1020 this morning for the 800m heats.
“I’ve trained to win every gold,” Weir said. “I can’t be too complacent. I’ve still got the rounds to go. “We’ll see what happens. It depends what my body says in the morning.
Heather Frederiksen wept more tears after she successfully defended her S8 100 metres backstroke title despite poor health having threatened to thwart the 26-year-old.
The City of Salford swimmer has faced much adversity including a life-changing accident, a drugs ban after using an inhaler during an asthma attack and the diagnosis of neuralgic migraines which hospitalised her and left her bed-ridden at home.