Tokyo Paralympics: Sir Lee Pearson emotional following 12th gold medal with homebred horse Breezer


ritish Paralympic great Sir Lee Pearson claimed his 12th career gold medal in Tokyo on Thursday, winning the quality two individual dressage on homebred horse Breezer.

Pearson, now the 3rd-most profitable British Paralympian of all-time, held up his history of having received at least 1 gold medal at just about every Games since Sydney 2000 by boasting victory with a rating of 76.265.

Compatriot Ga Wilson, a late substitute for the embellished Sophie Christiansen, took bronze on her Paralympic debutant, driving Sakura and scoring 72.765.

Pearson had to settle for silver in this party in Brazil five a long time in the past after becoming overwhelmed by Pepo Puch of Austria.

The two once more battled it out but this time the roles had been reversed as Puch’s rating of 73.441 on Sailor’s Blue was only very good enough for second place.

Staffordshire-born Pearson now has a full of 15 Paralympic medals from 6 successive Video games.

“I’m as emotional as the to start with,” he told Channel 4. “I am almost certainly more psychological. I do not consider I’ve cried immediately soon after saluting at the conclusion of a exam ahead of now.

“And to deliver a residence-bred horse – I noticed Breezer a day previous in my parent’s industry and to be below and get a gold medal – it is basically fairytale stuff.

“He’s quite extremely bred – I know the instant I arrived to the 10 moment box he was obtaining tied up and tense mainly because he realized it was a particular day. He did not let me down, but he stayed with me and I’m actually happy of him.”

Added reporting by PA.