WILTSHIRE’S Anne Dunham will compete for a sixth Paralympic gold medal in Rio after being named by Team GB for the equestrian squad.

Dunham, who is based in Worton, has been included in a five-strong team to contest the para-dressage event with horse LJT Lucas Normark.

The 67-year-old, who claimed team gold and two silver medals at the European Para-Dressage Championships in France last year, missed out on selection for the London 2012 Games four years ago, having amassed five golds, a silver and a bronze in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing in 2008.

She will join teammates Natasha Baker, Sophie Christiansen, Lee Pearson and Sophie Wells in a British line-up that has 13 Games’ worth of experience between them and a shared haul of 30 Paralympic medals.

Great Britain has won team gold at every Paralympic Games since the sport made its debut at Atlanta 20 years ago and also have an unbeaten record on the European and World stage.

Four of the five British riders will contest the team competition, while they will also compete as individuals, together with the fifth squad member.

Dan Hughes, team leader for equestrian, said: “We go to Rio with high expectations of these athletes, yet in the full knowledge that each and every medal will be hard fought for.

“I have no doubt that they will rise to this challenge and make the country proud.”