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PARALYMPICS: James Crisp happy with London performance

Great Britain's James Crisp competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley - SM9 Final, during the Paralympic Games. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire

Great Britain's James Crisp competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley - SM9 Final, during the Paralympic Games. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire

SHEFFIELD’S James Crisp said he’ll look back on the 2012 Paralympic Games with fondness after finishing fifth in the 200m medley on Thursday.

The 29-year-old arrived in London for his third Paralympics, having had to wait eight years since his last appearance in Athens after a shoulder injury kept him out of the Beijing Games.

The 100m backstroke was always going to be the main event for Crisp and he did not disappoint, claiming silver on Friday.

He moved on to the 200m medley but was a little way off his personal best and ended up settling for fifth in a time of 2:21.10 in a race won by Australia’s Matthew Cowdrey.

He said: “A lot of the focus before the Games was the backstroke and luckily I got a silver in that one so it won’t take me long to get over it because of that. I’ll be cursing myself for a little while though.

“Over the whole five years of being injured and rehab and everything, my main aim was backstroke, I put all my emphasis on that. The fact I got a silver in that is absolutely amazing.

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