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The day in photos

Day 6 - 31st July 2013

Tennis, Karate, Cycling, Athletics, Badminton - all from Sofia


Welcome to the highlights of Day 6!

Hammer Throw

Bethan Lishman came fourth in the Hammer Throw. 

Bethan Lishman said: "I am going to cry! It is great because in Taipei I didn't throw very well so I just wanted to better that and I did and I am happy that even with a damaged leg, I still did well. I'm happy. I really wanna thank my coach. We have been through a lot this year... Without him I wouldn't be here so... And my dad ... and my dog!"

Tennis

Moving on to Tennis, in the Women's Doubles, Cathy Fletcher and Bethany Brookes were up against two sisters from Taiwan. They didn't get through but will now play Germany for the bronze medal.

Karate

Elsewhere, in Karate, David Grant was in his second event today. It looked like he was up for a bronze medal but then he was told he had been disqualified! There was much confusion.

Philip Gerrard from UK Deaf Sports said: "We were told David was disqualified which was a shock. There were three reasons: He didn't have the proper kit (paddding) so had to borrow these. The coach here was not a qualified coach. He has one back home but because of lack of funding, we couldn't bring him. His style of karate was different and didn't fit what they expected. It was the local Bulgarian official who decided on disqualification. It was a shame as he was up for the 3rd/4th place match so had a chance of bronze."

Cycling

Tom Smith won a silver medal in the Individual Road Race (cycling)!

Athletics

There was further good news for the GB team when Lauren Peffers won silver in the 400m final, although the result rests on an appeal from Ukraine, who claimed a starting block did not light up.

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