'Gutted' sailor Alexandra Rickham misses out on golden target
Alexandra Rickham admitted to having mixed emotions after winning bronze with SKUD partner Niki Birrell in Weymouth.
The four-time world champions fell short of the gold medal they had been targeting and were denied the chance to challenge for silver when a lack of wind meant the final day of competition was cancelled.
"Clearly I am going to be a bit disappointed and gutted by how things have gone this week," said University of Bath graduate Rickham, who was fifth in the same class with Birrell at Beijing 2008.
"I didn't want to go back to London to see the rest of ParalympicsGB without a medal. We've ticked that box but it is unfortunate that, at a home Games, we couldn't come away with a medal of the colour we wanted."
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Rickham and Birrell's medal, along with the gold won by Helena Lucas in the 2.4mR class, were the first won by a British team at a Paralympic regatta.