Clegg and Peacock help ParalympicsGB win upgraded silver in universal relay

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An upgraded silver medal in the inaugural “universal” 100m relay race capped a strong day on the track for ParalympicsGB as the team reached a total of 110 medals, and reclaimed second spot in the table.

Three mixed gender relays were added to the programme for the Tokyo Paralympics, with the first two taking place in the pool and proving a hit, with a new variation on racing dynamics. On Friday it was the turn of the sprinters to mix it up, with Britain fielding a team comprising the Paralympic champions Libby Clegg and Jonnie Peacock alongside the T38 class sprinter Ali Smith and the wheelchair racer Nathan Maguire.

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