History People Paralympic athletes Lee Pearson Sir Lee Pearson CBE is an 11 times Paralympic games gold medallist having represented British para-equestrianism at the 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, 2012 London and 2016 Rio Games. His interest in para-equestrian dressage began when he watched the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. Over the course of his career he has won 30 gold medals at European, World and Paralympic level. Paralympic Heroes Past & Present The artist Clare Newton photographed many GB Paralympians veterans and current champions which led to an exhibition in 2017. Lee was involved in this project, for his portrait he was photographed as Zeus.