Tokyo 2020 Paralympics LIVE: Day one of competition begins as American women compete in wheelchair basketball



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Spain’s Nuria Marquez Soto prepares to race in the women’s 400m freestyle – S9 on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on August 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

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The first day of competition in Tokyo Paralympics The day begins after a glorious opening ceremony kicks off things in Japan.

The Paralympics will see athletes give their chance to shine just like the Tokyo Olympics after delays due to the pandemic.

The hope and expectation is that not only will there be elite-level competition, but the organizers want the Paralympics to strengthen Japanese society and prove more inclusive.

It is the first city to host two Paralympic Games, 57 years after its first games in 1964, with 4,400 athletes in Tokyo representing 162 Paralympic Committees.

There will be 539 medals on display in 22 sports as well. We can look forward to new events in the form of badminton and para taekwondo, although kitesurfing and 7-football have been canceled since Rio 2016.

“I can’t believe we’re finally here. Many doubted that this day would happen,” said International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons in his opening ceremony address.

“Many thought it was impossible. But thanks to the efforts of so many, the most transformative sporting event on Earth is about to begin. We want to change the whole world.”

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Ms. Sarah Storey: Who is the greatest British Paralympic player to set a world record?

British cyclist Dam Sarah StoryThe 43-year-old already has a staggering 14 gold medals to her name but is hoping to add to her tally at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo this month.

Read more about it here:

Shweta SharmaAugust 25, 2021 06:31

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Paralympic Games 2021: Australia wins another gold with a world record

Emily Petricola won Australia’s second gold on day one of the Games. She defeated American Shawn Morelli. The 41-year-old is a two-time world gold medalist in the Women’s C4 pursuit.

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Paralympic Games 2021: USA wins silver and Canada on the podium and bronze in the C4 3000m individual class

Kelly Shaw won the bronze medal by beating Australia’s Meg Lemon in the C4 3000m women’s individual event. American Sean Morelli won the silver.

Shweta SharmaAugust 25, 2021 06:18

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Paralympic Games 2021: Paige Greco wins first gold in cycling with a world record

Australia finished in an impressive 3:50.815 sprint to win their first gold medal at the Games. Wang Xiaomei will take the silver, finishing the second women’s individual race C1-3 3000m

Shweta SharmaAugust 25, 2021 06:09

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Paralympic Games 2021: Germany’s Dennis Schindler wins first medal at Games

Dennis Schindler takes a bronze in the women’s C1-3 3000m individual chase at the Izu Velodrome.

She improved her hot time with a score of 3:55.120. The gold medal race is coming

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Shweta SharmaAugust 25, 2021 06:01

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Paralympic Cycling Trail Schedule: Events and Start Times in Tokyo 2020

Track cycling about to take off at Izu Velodrome, Shizuoka.

Read the full schedule here of events on track:

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Paralympic Games 2021: USA beat New Zealand to win title in wheelchair rugby

The USA beat New Zealand 63-35 at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo. Team USA led by Charles Aoki and Joe Delagrave stayed in the lead throughout the match and won by a good margin against the Will Blacks.

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Shweta SharmaAugust 25, 2021 05:31

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Paralympics 2021: Dutch pair break Para Cycling world record to advance to final

Dutchman Tristan Pangma and pilot Patrick Boss broke the men’s 4,000m individual pursuit world record by finishing the race in 3:59:47.

The duo will face GB’s Stephen Batty for gold now.

GB’s Stephen Batty and pilot Adam Dougleby qualified as second fastest – beating the previous world record with a time of 4:02:497

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Paralympic wheelchair basketball schedule: matches and start dates for Tokyo 2020

Here is a complete list of all the Tokyo Paralympics wheelchair basketball games, all of which take place at either the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza or Ariake Arena.

There are 12 men’s countries (Japan, USA, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Turkey, Australia, Iran, South Korea, Algeria) and 10 women’s countries (Japan, USA, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, China, Algeria).

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Paralympic Games 2021: Team GB tests positive for Covid-19

An employee of a wheelchair tennis group in Great Britain is undergoing self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus on the first day of the Paralympics.

Contact tracing is performed to identify people who have been in close contact with them.

“The delegation’s health and well-being is of paramount importance, and the BPA (British Paralympic Association) is in constant contact with all participants, led by our Chief Medical Officer Dr Stuart Miller and Lead Mental Health Dr. Amanda Gatherer,” a Paralympic statement read.

Head Chef Benny Briscoe added: “The health and well-being of all UK athletes and Paralympic staff remains our top priority and we are working hard to ensure that all participants receive the support they need.”

Shweta SharmaAugust 25, 2021 04:51

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