Silver lining for Harriet Lee at Rio Paralympics

PUBLISHED: 12:56 12 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:57 21 September 2016

Swimmer Harriet Lee wins a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke SB9 for ParalympicsGB at the Rio Paralympic Games 2016.  Credit: onEdition

Swimmer Harriet Lee wins a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke SB9 for ParalympicsGB at the Rio Paralympic Games 2016. Credit: onEdition

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Harriet Lee clinches silver glory in Brazil

Harriet Lee was delighted to secure a Paralympic swimming silver medal in Rio.

The 25-year-old Cambourne-based swimmer has had a difficult Olympiad but she put all that behind her in the Aquatics Centre in Brazil.

Lee, who won the bronze medal in London, was racing in the S9 100m breaststroke final, and she finished second in 1min 16.87sec, just over a second behind gold medal winner Lisa Kruger, of the Netherlands.

“I just wanted to get out there,” said Lee. “The last four years have been a struggle so to get down to this point and swim that time in that race, I feel so happy.

“I have such amazing support back home and Team Lee have been phenomenal. It is not just me, there is a network behind me that have dragged me through some difficult times so it is great to be able to share it wih them.”

Lee also qualified for the final of the SM10 200m individual medley, where she finished seventh in a personal best 2.34.91.

She may still have one more chance of medal success in the women’s 34-point 4x100m medley relay.

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