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Anthony Kappes (L) and his pilot Barney Storey celebrate victory (Photo credit: Xinhua)

What a week this past one has been. If things weren’t so hectic at work (excuse, yes I know) I would definitely have made more time to watch the Paralympics Games. But the time I did have available, I made sure to catch as much of the sporting glory as what I could.

And what more can I say than ‘phenomenal!!’ The cyclists (track and road) and all the other athletes – just truly amazing. I don’t think there was a day of watching that I didn’t get a lump in my throat. No, not for feeling sorry for the guys and girls, but at the true guts and determination they showed in their pursuit for glory.

You cannot help but feel totally inspired by their actions.

Now I’ve trawled through the Beijing Paralympic Games website and have found that Great Britain hold hold the following medals after 19 of the 23 events:

Road

Men

3x Gold

2x Silver 

Woman

2x Gold

Great Britain are tie 1st with Spain and USA

Track

Men

9x Gold

1x Silver 

Woman

3x Gold

Great Britain are tie 1st with Australia

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McGlynn (right) and Hunter celebrate on the podium. (Photo credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

And here are how these medals numbers are broken down by athlete:

Cycling Road

Mixed Individual Road Race (CP1/CP2 )          Gold    STONE David

Mixed Individual Time Trial (CP1/CP/2)          Gold    STONE David

Men’s Ind. Road Race (LC3/LC4/CP3)              Gold    KENNY Darren

Men’s Individual Time Trial (LC3)                     Silver   RICHARDSON Simon

Men’s Individual Time Trial (CP3)                     Silver   KENNY Darren

Women’s Ind. Time Trial (HCA/HCB/HCC)       Gold    MORRIS Rachel

Women’s Ind. Time Trial (LC 1/LC 2/CP 4)      Gold    STOREY Sarah

Cycling Track

Men’s Sprint (B&VI 1-3)                          Gold    KAPPES Anthony, STOREY Barney

Men’s Individual Pursuit (LC 3)              Gold    RICHARDSON Simon

Men’s Individual Pursuit (CP 3)              Gold    KENNY Darren

Men’s 1km Time Trial (LC 1)                  Gold    BRISTOW Mark

Men’s 1km Time Trial (LC 2)                  Gold    CUNDY Jody

Men’s 1km Time Trial (LC 3-4)              Gold    RICHARDSON Simon

Men’s 1km Time Trial (CP 3)                  Gold    KENNY Darren

Men’s 1km Time Trial (CP 3)                  Silver   WADDON Rik

Men’s 1km Time Trial (B&VI)                  Gold    KAPPES Anthony, STOREY Barney

Men’s Team Sprint (LC1-4 CP3/4)        Gold    KENNY Darren, BRISTOW Mark, CUNDY Jody

Women’s Ind. Pursuit (LC 1-2/CP 4)     Gold    STOREY Sarah

Women’s Individual Pursuit (B&VI 1-3) Gold    McGLYNN Aileen, HUNTER Ellen

Women’s 1km Time Trial (B&VI 1-3)     Gold    McGLYNN Aileen, HUNTER Ellen

Now, I know Gordon Brown said the Olympians and Paralympians will be recognised through the honours process, my only hope is that he keeps his word and delivers on it. These guys truly deserve it.

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Kenny celebrates on the podium. (Photo credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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