DRESSAGE rider Georgia Wilson claimed two bronze medals during a stunning Paralympic Games debut in Tokyo.

The 25-year-old, from Abergele, finished third with horse Sakura in the dressage individual freestyle test Grade II at Equestrian Park on Monday, scoring 76.754 per cent to win her second Paralympic medal.

It matched her bronze from the Grade II individual test last Thursday, where the talented rider scored 72.765, behind teammate and 14-time Team GB Paralympic legend Lee Pearson.

In both finals, the British pair were rivalled by Austria’s Pepo Puch, who claimed two silver medals.

Wilson, who attended Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay, had joined Team GB as a late replacement for eight-time Paralympic champion Sophie Christiansen. As the 2019 European freestyle gold medallist, she made the most of her chance in the Japanese capital.

“I did not overthink it and to be on the podium with Lee is one of those amazing things," said Wilson said, who is coached by Sophie Wells.

“I’m on top of the world, I didn’t expect to go in there and win bronze.

“I just want to do this all over again, to show what else I can do and keep building the collection.

“Being in the same team as Lee definitely gives me that extra little push to keep improving, to try and get to his level and hopefully be as successful as him one day!”

ParalympicsGB’s oldest athlete at these Games and one of the opening ceremony flagbearers, 56-year-old John Stubbs, who trained at Rhyl Leisure Centre, had a tough start, finishing 19th in the men’s individual compound open ranking round.

The Beijing gold and Rio silver medalist followed this with a close affair against Slovakia’s Marian Marecak in the individual compound round of 32, which he lost after taking his 14th seed opponent to a shoot out and lost by just 3mm.