Great Britain's Lee Pearson wins his 14th Paralympic gold medal

TOKYO, JAPAN --AUGUST 26: Lee Pearson of Team Great Britain competes with his horse Breezer in the Dressage Individual Test Grade II on day 2 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Equestrian Park on August 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN --AUGUST 26: Lee Pearson of Team Great Britain competes with his horse Breezer in the Dressage Individual Test Grade II on day 2 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Equestrian Park on August 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)

Para Equestrian athlete Lee Pearson has won his third gold medal at  Tokyo 2020 and the 14th gold medal of his Paralympic Games career 

No one seems to be able to dethrone Great Britain's Para equestrian star Lee Pearson.

The legendary athlete now has 14 Paralympic gold medals after winning the Para dressage individual freestyle test - Grade II along with his horse Breezer.

"Number 14, it's good to remind me. I'm twice over the moon," Parsons said after his win.

"I actually didn't care where I ended up. I actually didn't care if I medalled. That horse gave me his heart in there. He was so much braver than the team test, he was greater even than the individual test a few days ago," he added.

The 47-year-old told media that his horse was a little bit nervous and spooked before heading into the arena ahead of their event at the Equestrian Park, and did his best to reassure Breezer.

"I just said, 'Daddy's here', and kind of just said, 'Come on, we can do this'. And then halfway through the test, I nearly started enjoying it. And then I remembered that I need to get to the end before I enjoy it. I think I've just been told he was 8 per cent higher than he's ever been in a freestyle before, so what a place to pull that one out of the hat."

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The British rider gave a flawless performance to land the highest score of 82.447 which edged out Austria's Pepo Puch and fellow Briton Georgia Wilson for the top spot on the podium.

Puch claimed silver after scoring an overall total of 81.007 whilst Wilson took bronze.

This is Pearson's third gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after claiming victory in the Para dressage individual test - Grade II on Thursday 26 August followed by Dressage Individual Freestyle Test - Grade II on Sunday 29 August.

Pearson first made his Paralympic debut 21 years ago at Sydney 2000 and has taken part on every Paralympic Games since. Aside from his 14 gold medals, he also won two silvers (London 2012, Rio 2016) and one bronze at his home Paralympic Games in 2012, bringing his medal tally to 17 Paralympic medals.