Lapthorne wins French Open

  • June 13, 2023 3:03 AM EDT

    The Londoner teamed up with South African Donald Ramphadi to beat Heath Davidson and Robert Shaw 1-6 6-2 (10-3) in the quad wheelchair doubles final.

    Lapthorne had tickets for the Europa Conference League final on Wednesday, and said: "I was absolutely fuming with the tournament referee here. He's not going to hear the end of that for a long time, because he didn't let me know that we wouldn't be playing on the day of the game.

    "If I would have known that, I would have been on a plane to Prague. But we won. That's all that matters, and I was absolutely buzzing. I go to most games, home and away, and been going with my dad and my brother for donkey's years and we've never won anything.

  • June 14, 2023 2:50 AM EDT

    I am proud of these guys and clearly understand how much effort they make in their sport. But I also understand that sport is a source of income for me. Paralympic Games are not included in the bookmaker rating - Those are the rules. Therefore, I often watch local events in Nigeria in order to profit from betting on the results of games.