Celebration and Controversy Mark The Start Of Swimming At Rio Paralympics

Day 1 of the Paralympic swimming in Rio and no avoiding the two sides of a coin that will fall both ways all week long: heads and you have the likes of Britain’s Ollie Hynd and Bethany Firth among those celebrating gold, the focus on their achievements; tales and you have Australian Lakeisha Patterson taking gold for Australia and in so doing opening up the first of many a can of worms, with folk back home – in Britain and Australia – among those crying foul

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Day 1 of the Paralympic swimming in Rio and no avoiding the two sides of a coin that will fall both ways all week long: heads and you have the likes of Britain’s Ollie Hynd and Bethany Firth among those celebrating gold, the focus on their achievements; tales and you have Australian Lakeisha Patterson taking gold for Australia and in so doing opening up the first of many a can of worms, with folk back home – in Britain and Australia – among those crying foul

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