Scots on Paralympics GB: Day One

August 25, 2021

We’re through Day One of the 2020 Paralympic Games – here’s how our Scots in Tokyo performed and a look at Thursday’s action.


Toni Shaw won a bronze medal at her first Paralympic Games, swimming a PB of 4:39.32 in the S9 400m Freestyle. The Aberdonian, who was the youngest athlete for Team Scotland at Gold Coast 2018, finished behind Lakeisha Patterson of Australia and Zsofia Konkoly from Hungary.

On Thursday Andrew Mullen will be hoping to add to his silver and two bronze medals from Rio 2016, taking part in the Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay. Heat One is at 03:09, with the Final at 12:01.


Neil Fachie, with pilot Matt Rotherham, finished 11th in the B 4000m Individual Pursuit, with fellow Scot Lewis Stewart, piloting James Ball, not finishing. The performances weren’t unexpected – cyclists are required to participate in two events, so with only one sprint event on the schedule the 4000m was used as a warmup. Higher hopes are held for Saturday’s 1000m time trial.

The Women’s B 1000m time trial takes place on Thursday (02:00), with Aileen McGlynn, with pilot Helen Scott, and Jenny Holl, piloting Sophie Unwin, in action.  We’re also backing Finlay Graham, who participates in the Men’s C3 3000m Individual Pursuit. Heat 3 is at 04:04, with the Final scheduled for 07:59.

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Jude Hamer and Robyn Love were in action on Wednesday, with GB losing 73-54 to Canada in their opening group match. It was a strong start for GB, who were ahead at the end of quarter two, but Canada roared back in the second half to claim victory.

The team are back in action on Thursday, taking on hosts Japan (03:15).


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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