Morris claims bronze for GB
USA one-two in women's H1-3 road race; second gold for Davis
Last Updated: 07/09/12 2:03pm
Great Britain team-mates Rachel Morris and Karen Darke finish together
Great Britain's Rachel Morris was awarded bronze in the women's H1-3 road race at Brands Hatch after crossing the line holding hands with team-mate Karen Darke in an apparent bid to share the medal.
Morris and Darke finished one minute 34 seconds behind Marianna Davis of the United States, who added road race gold to her time-trial victory on Wednesday, and despite their best efforts to finish together and share bronze, Morris placed third in a photo finish.
Monica Bascio, another American, was second, 33 seconds behind, before the British duo rode towards the final place on the podium at the end of the 48-kilometre race.
"We wanted it together, we crossed the line with our hands together," said Darke, who won time-trial silver two days earlier.
Morris, the 33-year-old from Guildford won time-trial gold in Beijing, but was injured and had her bike written off in an accident with a car in July which left her place in London in doubt. She was fifth in the time-trial.
"We worked so hard together today," said Morris. "I've not had the best lead-in to this Games. This bronze medal means more than gold. It just means everything."
It was the British cycling team's 21st medal of the Games, taking the team past the 20 they won in 2008.
There was also a gold medal for Irishman and Sky Sports scholar, Mark Rohan on Friday, as he won the men's H1 road race.
Rohan will leave London as a double Paralympic champion after taking gold in the men's individual H1 time trial earlier this week.
He stormed to victory in 1:53:09 in front of huge crowds of fans.
The silver medal went to Tobias Fankhauser of Switzerland and the bronze to Austria's Wolfgang Schattauer.