Scots on Paralympics GB: Day Seven

August 31, 2021

There were more success for our Scots on Paralympic GB on Tuesday – here’s a round up of all the action from Tokyo.


Stephen Clegg racked up a personal best, a new British record and his second bronze medal of the Games with a time of 53.43 in the Men’s S12 100m Freestyle.

“That was pretty unexpected! I knew it was going to be a tough race as there were a lot of fast guys around me.

“This whole meet has been about the butterfly, everything else is a bonus, so two PBs in two events so far has set me up well for Friday night and I’m looking forward to racing these lads again.”

Toni Shaw was three hundredths of a second off a second medal of the Games, finishing fourth in the Women’s S9 Freestyle.

On Wednesday Andy Mullen is back in the pool, with the Men’s S5 50m Freestyle Heats taking place at 02:31 and the Final at 11:29.


Scott McCowan agonisingly missed out on a final place after a tie-break defeat to Greek Grigorios Polychronidis. Scott had earlier delivered a perfect performance to defeat Brazilian Evelyn de Oliveira 9-1, and will now face Daniel Michel of Australia in the BC3 Bronze Medal Match on Wednesday (02:40).


There were strong performances in the Road Cycling Time Trials. Jenny Holl, piloting Sophie Unwin, finished fifth in the Women’s B event, while Fin Graham was just three seconds short of a podium place in the Men’s C3, finishing fourth.

Wheelchair Basketball

Jude Hamer and Robyn Love featured for Paralympics GB in their quarter-final match against China, but could not prevent a 47-33 defeat to end their tournament in Tokyo.

Wheelchair Tennis

Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett are guaranteed medals after easing through the Men’s Doubles Semi-finals with a 6-2 6-1 win over Takashi Sanada and Shingo Kunieda of Japan.

Reid is back in singles action on Wednesday, facing Gustavo Fernandez (03:00), with the Doubles Final taking place later in the week.


Sammi Kinghorn will race in the T53 Women’s 100m Final on Wednesday (12:37).


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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