Aberdeen’s Neil Fachie was today praised for a “world class performance” to win Paralympic silver.
The 32-year-old claimed silver with pilot Pete Mitchell in the Tandem B 1000m Time Trial.
Speaking from Rio, Stewart Harris, chief executive of sportscotland, said: “Neil is a 10-time track cycling world champion and put in another world-class performance to win a silver medal in Rio.
“The silver in the Tandem B 1000m Time Trial is the third Paralympic medal in Neil’s career and it took a Paralympic record to deny him the gold.
“Neil changed sports to track cycling after competing at the 2008 Beijing Games as a sprinter in athletics.
“And it has proved to be an inspired decision.
“He now has another silver to add to his gold and silver from London four years ago.
“Neil’s silver is the fourth medal won by a Scot so far in Rio as the astonishing medal tally of Paralympics GB continues to grow.”
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Meanwhile, Great Britain’s rowers won three gold medals from four finals.
Rachel Morris won arms-shoulders single sculls, claiming Paralympic gold in a second sport eight years after cycling time-trial gold in Beijing.
Lauren Rowles and Laurence Whiteley triumphed in the double sculls event and the mixed coxed four team were also victorious.
Lauren Steadman took PT4 triathlon silver with rower Tom Aggar arms-shoulders single sculls bronze.