The Leader of Staffordshire County Council today paid tribute to Staffordshire’s Paralympic superstar Lee Pearson after the equestrian hero and his horse Zion clinched silver in Rio.
The silver medal added to Lee’s tally of 10 gold medals over five Paralympic games and Philip Atkins said he was an inspiration for everyone in the county.
In Staffordshire we are extremely proud of Lee and everything he has achieved as a Paralympian. To win just one medal would be a fantastic achievement – but to clinch 10 golds and now a silver is truly exceptional.
It really has been a fantastic Paralympics and Olympics for Staffordshire and I am sure the achievements of Lee, Adam Peaty and Joe Clarke will help inspire future champions in the county.”
In 2012, the county council marked the achievements of both Lee and rower Anna Watkins in London by burying a time capsule in the grounds of of Westwood College – which they both attended.