Congratulations to Stef Reid who won a silver medal in the 2016 Paralympics, in the T44 long jump behind France’s Marie-Amelie Le Fur. This matched her silver from London 2012 jumping 5.64m.
Stef said: “It feels amazing to win another Paralympic medal – I was initially disappointed, but it took an amazing jump to take the gold medal today. Marie-Amelie Le Fur’s whole series was very impressive.
“Obviously the gold is what I was after, but I was proud with how I jumped and to be taking the silver medal home with me. I’m still motivated and aiming to jump even further next year. The world championships in London 2017 is a target for me, but I will take a break and see what I need to work on.”
This was Stef’s’s third Paralympic medal as she also won bronze in the 200m in 2008.
Stef is spending the rest of her time in Rio cheering on her husband Brent Lakatos in T34 wheelchair events and as a very articulate and knowledgeable commentator on the games for Channel 4.