Over the ensuing 22km bike leg, Steadman took the lead but by the slimmest of margins, Norman refusing to let the multiple world PT4 champ get away. 

Leaving T2, Steadman automatically built up a 10sec gap as lower-leg amputee had to spend longer with the changeover. But within the first 1km of the 5km run along the Copacabana seafront, Norman had overtaken the Brit, never relinquishing her lead to the tape and becoming the first PT4 Paralympic paratriathlon gold medallist. 

Fellow Brits Faye McClelland and Clare Cunningham crossed the line in fourth and seventh, respectively.

For full results head here and for a full report and exclusive imagery from today’s and yesterday’s men’s events, check out the November issue of 220, on sale 11 October.

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