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Tokyo Paralympics 2020 day four: athletics, swimming and more – dwell!

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Tokyo Paralympics 2020 day four: athletics, swimming and more – dwell!

Early Newspaper

08: 12

Luke Henriques-Gomes

That’s it from me. I’m going to proceed you in the hands of my colleague John Brewin. Bye for now.

Wheelchair tennis: Out on centre court docket, it’s a real originate for Substantial Britain’s Gordon Reid, who has the destroy in opposition to South Africa’s Leon Els. He leads 4-1, with Els serving.

Our reporter in Tokyo, Paul MacInnes, has filed this wide chronicle in regards to the scene on the cessation line of the ladies folk’s triathlon for visually impaired athletes.

Gold to Mexico in the powerlifting

Powerlifting: Mexico’s Amalia Perez claimed gold in the ladies folk’s ladies folk’s -61kg, with a most inviting clutch of 131kg. That was simply sooner than Uzbekistan’s Ruza Uzieva and Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike. They each and every lifted 130kg, in an very shut contest.

Toyota sorry after self-riding bus collision at village

Paul MacInnes

Toyota has apologised for the “overconfidence” of a self-riding bus after it ran over a Paralympic judoka in the athletes’ village and mentioned it would in speedy suspend the provider.

Crew GB into the gold medal match

Wheelchair rugby: It’s British cries of enjoyment, hugs, backslaps and more at Yoyogi National Stadium. Substantial Britain purchase, 55-49, over a necessary-fancied Japanese facet that had been dreaming of gold on home soil. That was heartbreaking for Japan, and no query a minute unexpected, after their otherwise flawless articulate to this level. They fought abet in that splendid length, however the third quarter was decisive. If Crew GB trudge on to purchase the gold, that can have proved pivotal. The British will play the winner of the USA and Australia, which is arising quickly.

Cox pleased as GB blended team beats all male China

Substantial Britain’s winning blended team escape have reflected on their gold medal purchase over China in today’s splendid event on the velodrome.

Celeb para athlete, Kadeena Cox, mentioned Crew GB’s performance on Saturday, winning three gold medals on the Izu velodrome, was “bonkers”.

She was also requested about being basically the most inviting feminine bicycle owner in the blended splendid, announcing:


It was so moral to have a female on the rostrum, that simply took put to be me. It’s a blended team escape and there can must quiet be a lady in there.

I’m in a position to must be a role mannequin for ladies folk, for folk from my background, I deserve to empower folk and let them know that there’s nothing to support them abet.

I might take a seat abet and be vexed that I’m racing a team of unparalleled guys however I’m a wide athlete in my hold moral and I’ve received wide athletes next to me. I simply must speak folk available that while you put your thoughts to something it’s likely you’ll nail it.

Jaco Van Gass, whose gallant splendid leg snatched victory for the British, mentioned it was the “splendid rush to total a splendid opponents”

“I knew when I received up this morning that I wasn’t settling for silver,” he mentioned.

“Winning a silver in the ‘kilo’ the replacement day, (doing) a lovely jog and being beaten – the frustration of now not coming home with a gold medal came out.”

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Goalball: Better news for Japan in the males’s goalball: they lead Lithuania 9-1.

Wheelchair basketball: At half-time, the winless Canadian males’s team lead unbeaten Japan 30-19.

Wheelchair rugby: Substantial Britain have skipped out to a wide lead in opposition to Japan, 42-32, on the end of the third length. Truth be instructed, it’s all unravelled for Japan on this period. The excellent-fancied hosts have struggled to win previous an impressive Substantial Britain defence. And it’s having a search esteem heartbreak for the hosts, who’ve otherwise looked a decrease above on this Sport. Hats off to the British, who now appear more doubtless to play the winner of Australia and the united states for a gold medal.

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Table tennis: I cannot factor in what I the truth is have simply viewed. Closing game, Natalia Partyka is up 9-4. The four-time gold medallist seems to be cruising to victory and into the splendid. Nevertheless Partyka grets tight, makes about a unforced errors, and Qian Yang, senses the commerce in momentum. She lifts, blocking off abet an more and more erratic Partyka – who seems as if she is in shock. It’s all one-way traffic except it’s over: 11-9 to Yang. She wins three video games to two. The Australian is by way of to the splendid. Yang seems stammer material, however is now not going overboard, which must pick some restraint when victory looked unthinkable half-way by way of that splendid game. Perhaps she continuously believed. Partyka, in the meantime, seems shattered, covering her head with her towel, and who might blame her? Nevertheless she leaves with bronze – and remains a bona fide megastar of para desk tennis.

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Sitting volleyball: The United States ladies folk’s team inaugurate their story with a commanding 3-0 purchase over Rwanda.

Table tennis: Australia’s Qian Yang is abet. She has four game components on Natalia Partyka’s attend. Yang blocks it abet, they rally, and then the Polish megastar flicks it lengthy. We’re going to a fifth game to make your mind up who will trudge forward to play for a gold medal.

Wheelchair rugby: A wide play from Substantial Britain presents them a 25-23 lead over Japan at half-time. With nine seconds left in the half, they despatched down the Hail Mary trudge, and then a perfectly timed lob to Jonathan Coggan who rolled over the line simply sooner than the buzzer. That was as moral because it gets. And a indispensable play, given Crew GB will originate the next half in possession.

Table tennis: Australia’s Qian Yang sends her backhand extensive at game level, and Poland’s Natalia Partyka takes the third game 11-9. Partyka, who is the defending paralympic champion, received a minute wobbly in that put there, calling a day day out as she started dropping momentum. Yang looked in speedy buoyed, however Partyka has shown a ability to purchase the colossal components right here. She needs one more game to shut this out.

Wheelchair rugby: Here we trudge. Substantial Britain out to a two-plot lead right here in opposition to Japan, 17-15. The British defence has been fabulous. 5 minutes left in the second length.

Table tennis: Australia’s Qian Yang takes the first game on this semi-splendid of the ladies folk’s singles class 10. Nevertheless Natalia Paryka of Poland fights abet, winning the second conveniently, 11-4. There was some impressive play in that second game from Paryka.

Wheelchair rugby: Japan lead 9-8 in opposition to Substantial Britain now. This an inviting game to this point – and on the entire combative, with avid gamers being despatched to the penalty field, and a bruising hit on Substantial Britain’s Stuart Robinson that ends in a colossal wipe-out. He’s abet on two wheels and doing dazzling. Two minutes left in the first length.

Wheelchair rugby: We’re up and running in the first semi-splendid between Japan and Substantial Britain. The hosts, who’re loved as a team in Japan, are off to a real originate, capitalising on some loose play from Substantial Britain to make your mind up a 4-3 lead. Nevertheless simply as I mutter that, Japanese give up the ball, and it’s 4-4.

Goalball: And Japan pick it. It stays 3-2. And moderately an excellent second on the end there. With three seconds left and possession of the ball, Japan called a day day out to let their avid gamers know to support onto the ball. (Groups have 10 seconds to throw.) When play resumes, the three Japanese avid gamers stand quiet, arm in arm, except the splendid whistle confirms their first purchase on the Games. USA received shut on the end there. Their splendid shot bounced up, and virtually cleared an outstretched Japanese leg. Nevertheless it didn’t. And that was the game.

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Goalball: The USA have called a time-out with one minute to play. Japan leads 3-2. The Individuals are the truth is pushing difficult for a third right here, however the Japanese defence has been very real. They’re winless to this point, so what a result this is in a position to be for the hosts.

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‘Unplayable Shipping’ writes in:


Medals for Crew GB in the entire biking track events today-indispensable! Price staying up all evening for.

Indeed, a stellar performance from the Brits on the velodrome today. For these that left out it, the blended team escape was an exhilarating conclusion to the track events on the Games. The splendid British rider, Jody Cundy, the truth is went to the successfully to reclaim the lead in the splendid lap.

Goalball: Japan have been main USA 3-1 in the ladies folk’s goalball. The USA are the reigning Paralympic champions. With simply beneath six minutes to play in the second half, Amanda Dennis pulls one abet. Here’s extraordinarily evenly poised now.

Table tennis: And von Einem does it. The Australian is by way of to the splendid, winning that splendid game 11-5. An unparalleled comeback, right nerves of metal there. Van Acker leaves with a bronze, an out of this world effort. Earlier, Australia’s Li Na also won in a sea-sawing five-game match, and will also play for gold in the ladies folk’s singles class 9.

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Table tennis: It’s appropriate down to a fifth game in the males’s singles class 11 between Australia’s Samuel von Einem and Belgium’s Florian van Acker. First two video games went to the Belgian, however von Einem fought abet. The winner will be by way of the gold medal match.

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Table tennis: Australia’s Ma Lin is by way of to the gold medal match in the males’s singles class 9. He defeated Ukraine’s Ivan Mai 3-1 earlier today. Ma, who was born in China and is representing Australia for the first time these video games, has a indispensable backstory.

Within the mid 1990s, on the age of 5, Ma was bitten by a endure at a zoo. The assault took put when Ma tried to pat the endure by way of the fence. He lost his moral arm in the accident.

Ma’s opponent for today’s splendid is but to be optimistic.

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Malaysia purchase gold in powerlifting, bronze to Crew GB

Powerlifting: Malaysia win their first medal of the Games. Bonnie Gustin takes gold with a wide clutch of 228kg, sooner than Mahmoud Attia of Egypt and Micky Yule of Substantial Britain.

Boccia: Let’s pick a search on the Boccia. An appealing lusophone combat between Evani Soares da Silva Calado of Brazil and Jose Macedo of Portugal ends with a 4-3 purchase to Macedo.

Boccia resembles sports esteem lawn bowls, with avid gamers in quest of to play their ball closest to the jack. They exercise a ramp that’s place into put by a support person, allowing these with restricted mobility to compete. Crucially, the support person is unable to mumble the competitor or search in relation to play.

Wheelchair basketball: It’s all the way in which by way of. Australia defeat Germany 64-53. Bill Latham leads the scoring for Australia with 17 components. That’s three wins from three suits for Australia, who now play the United States the next day. Germany will be having a search to leap abet in opposition to Algeria.

Gold to Substantial Britain in the blended team escape

Cycling: At the velodrome, are Substantial Britain and China vying for gold in the blended C1-5 750m Crew Plod. Each and every team has three riders right here. Kadeena Cox is out at a blistering tempo, however China get a wholesome lead because the second riders peel off. It’s Jody Cundy and Lai Shanzhang, head-to-head in a grandstand cessation. Substantial Britain takes it in a nail-biter. An unbelievable effort from Cundy, and his teammates Cox and Jaco Van Gass. A difficult destroy for the Chinese, who regarded the products there except the splendid second. That’s the splendid event on the Izu Velodrome. What a style to total it.

Wheelchair basketball: Correctly, successfully, successfully. Tightening up a minute right here now with 7 minutes to head in the splendid quarter. Australia lead 54-48, however Germany search esteem they’ve lifted now. Outdated few photographs simply haven’t wanted to drop for Australia.

Gold to Uzbekistan in the discus

Discus: Within the ladies folk’s F57 seated discus, Uzbekistan’s Mokhigul Khamdamova takes gold, with a throw of 31.46m. Her first was her most inviting. Sporting a white headband (it’s boiling down on the track), Khamdamova let’s out a colossal speak, and is all smiles and colossal waves to cameras and the stands. It’s Algeria’s Nassima Saifi in second, throwing 30.81m, with Brazil’s Julyana Cristina da Silva (30.49m) taking the bronze.

Wheelchair basketball: Australia quiet support an moral lead in opposition to Germany, who’ve simply sunk very good three-pointer. Nevertheless it’s a speedy two-level acknowledge from Australia, who withhold possession, bringing the fetch to 40-28. About five minutes to head in the third quarter.

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Netherlands pick lengthy leap gold and bronze

Long leap: France’s Marie-Amelie Fur is on her splendid leap right here in the T64. She seems pumped as she bounces up and down on the originate of rush. She springs off the board, and it’s shut. Very shut. Fur seems on in anticipation. It’s 6.11m, a brand contemporary Paralympic in her classification, and moral enough for silver. Truth be instructed, the NetherlandsFleur Jong has regarded unbeatable for the length of this event with her world chronicle leap of 6.16m. Within the end, Fur received pretty shut. Nevertheless it’s gold for Jong, who wins off her first leap, and bronze to her Dutch compatriot Marlene van Gansewinkel. Jong is delighted, screaming into the stands with pride.

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Luke Henriques-Gomes

Greetings to you all, wherever you is also. Thank you to Geoff Lemon for his wide work today and the kind advice that you offer me baked items. There’s loads occurring and I’m already on my third espresso so any confectionary is welcome. If now not, I’ll resolve for some comments, which might be inaugurate on the bottom of the weblog.

Let’s crack on, we might perchance?

Geoff Lemon

That’s enough for me today. Taking the wheel for the next couple of hours is Luke Henriques-Gomes. Don’t simply take a seat there, offer him a biscuit.

Gold and a world chronicle for Neil Fachie

Cycling: He and his pilot Matthew Rotherham fracture Fachie’s previous brand by more than a second! James Ball had put a brand contemporary Paralympic chronicle on the side of his jog, however Fachie goes one better. The contemporary brand is 58.038 seconds! So shut to breaking that 58 brand.

Silver for Ball, in a Substantial Britain one-two, then Raphael Beaugillet gets bronze.

Cycling: James Ball in gold medal put, now Neil Fachie will rush to make your mind up it.

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Tokyo Paralympics 2020 day four: athletics, swimming and more – dwell!