Medals for Maria Lyle on the track and Stephen Clegg in the pool were the highlights for the Scots on Paralympics GB on Day Three– we take a look at all the action for our Scots in Tokyo and look ahead to Saturday.
Maria Lyle won ParalympicsGB’s first athletics medal of Tokyo 2020 with bronze in the Women’s T35 100m behind defending champion Xia Zhou of China and Australia’s Isis Holt. Her time of 14.18 was her best since 2016 and bodes well for the 200m later in the Games.
Silver medallist at both London 2012 and Rio 2016, Stef Reid once again takes to the run-up for the final of the Women’s T64 Long Jump at 02:42 on Saturday.
Stephen Clegg raced to bronze in a new lifetime best in the Men’s S12 100m Backstroke as Rio 2016 gold and silver medallists Sergeii Klippert of Ukraine and Raman Salei of Azerbaijan again topped the podium, this time Salei striking gold. It was a first Paralympic medal for Clegg, having finished 5th in this event five years ago in Rio.
Andy Mullen finished 11th in the heats of the Men’s S5 50m Butterfly, missing out on a place in the final.
Jude Hamer and Robyn Love were part of the Wheelchair Basketball side who lost out 35-53 to Germany in their third group match.
With the top four qualifying from the group the team now face a must win game against Australia on Saturday (12:30).
Nathan McQueen began his Paralympic campaign with 22nd place in the Men’s Individual Compound Open Ranking Round. He now takes on Nail Gatin from the Russian Paralympic Committee team in the 1/16 Elimination round (03:16).
Silver medallist from Rio, Alison Peasgood goes in the Women’s PTVI Triathlon with guide Nikki Bartlett. Fellow Scot Hazel MacLeod is also set the compete as guide to Melissa Reid. The race gets underway at 00:30.
Twice a fourth place finisher for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, Micky Yule is set to compete in the under 72kg category with the action starting at 03:00.
Already with a silver medal under her belt from the Time Trial, Aileen McGlynn is back in action in the Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit. Jenny Holl, pilot for Sophie Unwin, also competes with qualification starting at 02:00 and the medal races from 03:47.
The Men’s B 1000m Time Trial will see Neil Fachie, gold medallist in this event in 2012 and silver medallist in 2016, take to the track with pilot Matt Rotherham, with Lewis Stewart also in action as pilot to James Ball. Racing begins at 03:08 with the two British pairs last to ride.
Stephen McGuire is drawn in Pool C of the BC4 event with his first game against Kwan Hang Wong of Hong Kong on Saturday (01:30). Brothers Scott and Jamie McCowan are both drawn in Pool E of the BC3 event and will play each other in their opening game at 10:25.
Gordon Reid will be third on Centre Court where he faces Leon Els of South Africa in the second round of the Men’s Wheelchair Singles, after a first round bye.
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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