Scots on Paralympics GB - Day Five

August 29, 2021

It was a special Sunday for Paralympics GB – we look at how our Scots in Tokyo fared.


Maria Lyle won her second bronze medal of the 2020 Paralympics on Sunday, adding to Friday’s T35 100m success with another in the 200m.

It was a season’s best time for 21 year-old Lyle, who finished behind China’s Xia Zhou and Australia’s Isis Holt in a repeat of Friday’s podium finishers.

Sammi Kinghorn finished fourth in the T53 800m, agonisingly 0.04 seconds behind the bronze medal position.

Melanie Woods was fifth in her T54 800m final, recording a strong personal best time in her first Paralympics.

On Monday Ben Rowlings competes in the T34 Men’s 100m final (02:43).


Scott Quin also won bronze, finishing third in the SB14 100m breaststroke, with fellow Scot Conner Morrison in eighth.

Toni Shaw, winner of a bronze medal earlier in the Games, was part of the 34pt 4x100m freestyle, finishing fourth before a disqualification due to a takeover infringement.

Andy Mullen returns to action on Monday in the S5 Men’s 50m backstroke – the heats are at 01:49 with the final at 10:18.


Nathan McQueen paired with Jess Stretton to finish sixth in the team compound.

Wheelchair Tennis

Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett breezed through to the second round of the men’s doubles, winning 6-0 6-0 against Austria’s Thomas Flax and Nico Langmann.

He’s a busy man on Monday, with action in both the singles and doubles. He faces Japan’s Takashi Sanada (play starts at 07:00, with Reid second on Court 1), before teaming with Hewett to play the Belgian pair of Gerard and Vandrope (fourth on Court 2).


Stephen McGuire defeated Shun Asaki of Japan to secure his first B4 pool win. Scott McCowan recorded his second victory in the B3 pool with a 6-1 win over Argentina’s Stefania Ferrando, but brother Jamie McCowan lost to Australia’s Spencer Cotie.

McGuire is back in action on Monday, facing Columbia’s Euclides Grisales (01:30), with Scott McCowan taking on Cotie and Jamie against Ferrando to complete the Pool E fixtures.


Lesley Stewart takes part in the R2 Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 – qualification starts at 00:30, with the final at 05:15.


Where can I watch the action?

Channel 4 is the home of Paralympic sport coverage, hosting more than 300 hours of round-the-clock coverage from Tokyo. Watch on Channel 4, More 4 or All 4, available online HERE.

How do I get involved?

Head to the Scottish Disability Sport website to learn more about participating or volunteering opportunities.

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