Andrew Small wins gold on day six of Paralympics – follow live

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Jonnie Peacock of Team Great Britain (C) competes competes in in Men’s 100m on day 5

It’s the day six of the Tokyo Paralympics games with shooting para sport kicking off on Monday.

Great Britain’s wheelchair racer Andrew Small has already won the day’s first Paralympic gold for the country after blitzing his rivals in the men’s T33 100m final.

Double Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock Wheelchair, who is Great Britain’s best-known Paralympians, will go on the track to claim his third sprint title in the T64 100m.

Small’s victory has brought ParalympicsGB’s 25th gold of the Games, only behind China that has claimed 47 gold medals.

There would be 13 sports to enjoy on day six with medals up for grabs in seven of the sports.

Swimmer Ellie Robinson will hope to celebrate her birthday with a gold medal victory in S6 50m butterfly. She is hoping to retain her Rio Games title when she won gold while Stephanie Millward will compete for S9 100m butterfly.

Meanwhile, Chile’s Francisca Mardones Sepulveda made a world record in short put again, breaking her previous record. She threw 8.33m for gold ahead of Mexico.

India’s Avani Lekhara won gold in the air rifle competition in women’s 10m standing SH1.

All eyes are set on men’s wheelchair basketball team clashing with Australia in their pool games.


India’s Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra congratulates Avani Lekhara

Athlete Neeraj Chopra, who won India’s only gold medal in the Olympics, lauded Avani Lekhara for clinching India’s first paralympic gold medal.

“Congratulations @AvaniLekhara on such an amazing performance at your first #Paralympics and for giving us the opportunity to listen to the national anthem again in Tokyo!” he said in a tweet.

Lekhara’s win is a significant victory for the country, as she created a Paralympics record and equaled the world record with a score of 249.6 on Monday.

She became the first woman to win a Paralympic gold and fourth Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the Paralympics since 1972.

Shweta Sharma30 August 2021 07:24

Gold for Nigeria in powerlifting

Nigeria’s Folashade Oluwafemiayo has won a gold medal, her first for the country, in the Paralympics 2020 powerlifting competition after a stint at the London Games in 2012.

She broke both world record and a Paralympic record with an impressive 151kg lift to snag the gold medal in the women’s 86kg category.

China’s Zheng Feifei claimed silver, while Great Britain’s Louise Sugden settled for bronze.

Shweta Sharma30 August 2021 07:10

China win shooting gold

China’s Dong Chao clinched the gold in the Men’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 final. He broke the Paralympic record, defending his Rio 2016 title by scoring an impressive 246.4.

This is also his third consecutive win after the Games in London in 2012 and in Rio in 2016.

Ukraine’s Andrii Doroshenko got the silver medal, while Korea’s Park Jinho took home the bronze.

Shweta Sharma30 August 2021 06:51

Germany beat Iran in men’s wheelchair basketball

Germany has won a tight preliminary men’s wheelchair basketball match against Iran with a narrow three-point margin.

The final score was 56-53 against Iran, who beat Algeria in a Group B match with a record 1-4.

The top four from the six teams in each group will make it to the next stage. Germany holds the first position with four matches played and Australia is second.

Shweta Sharma30 August 2021 06:40

Phoebe Paterson Pine wins gold for Great Britain in archery

Phoebe Paterson Pine, 23, has won a gold medal for Great Britain with 134 points in the Women’s archery compound event.

She beat C Zuniga Varela, who clinched silver after getting 133 points. Italy’s Maria Virgilio beat Russia’s Stepanida Artakhinova to claim the bronze medal.

Shweta Sharma30 August 2021 06:26

Mongolia take first Paralympics gold in powerlifting

Sodnompiljee Enkhbayar has won a gold medal for Mongolia with a record setting lift, making it the country’s second win overall. He secured the top spot by breaking the Paralympic record twice.
He defeated Malaysia’s Jong Yee Khie, who is taking home a silver medal, with Iran’s Saman Razi taking bronze.

“It means a lot to the whole country and the Mongolian team, as well. I hope it gives inspiration to other Mongolian para athletes to compete in the Paralympic Games in the future,” Enkhbayar said after victory.

Shweta Sharma30 August 2021 06:11

Day six of Paralympics 2021 so far

  • Mexico won gold with a world record in the 1,500m T11 race with Monica Rodrigues Saavedra finishing ahead of South Africa, which is taking home the silver, with Kenya taking bronze.
  • Tunisia’s Walid Ktila won gold in men’s 100m final, ahead of Australia in extraordinary wheelchair sprint.
  • Aussie para athlete Rheed McCracken won his third silver medal. He won the silver in the earlier two Paralympic Games. UAE’s Mohammed Alhammadi won bronze.
  • Iran’s Amir Khosravani took gold in long jump and Leinier Savon Pineda took the second spot ahead of Azerbaijan’s Said Najafzade.
  • Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage beat the world record by at least four metres in the javelin competition. Both second and third spots at the podium were claimed by Indian para athletes.
  • Brazil won gold in discus, with India clinching the silver and Cuba getting bronze.
  • India’s Avani Lekhara has won the first Paralympic gold medal for the country. She set a world record and Paralympic record by getting a total score of 249.6 in shooting ahead of China’s Zhang Cuiping and Ukraine’s Iryna Schetnik.
Shweta Sharma30 August 2021 06:00

Andrew Small reacts after gold medal victory: ‘Hate Mondays’

Great Britain’s Andrew Small, who upgraded to gold after winning a bronze medal in the 2016 Games in Rio for the men’s 100m T33, has reacted to his victory, saying he never expects outcomes.

“I entered the race, I don’t ever expect outcomes, I just go and do it and see what happens and hey ho this is where we got,” the 28-year-old told Channel 4.

“I normally have a Garfield brought to me where ‘I hate Mondays’, so I may have to change that now.”

He won ahead of Ahmad Almutairi of Kuwait as compariot Harri Jenkins closed in to claim the third spot.

Shweta Sharma30 August 2021 05:25

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Shweta Sharma30 August 2021 05:25


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