Scots on Paralympics GB: Day Two

August 26, 2021

There was more success for Paralympics GB on Day Two – we take a look at the highlights for our Scots in Tokyo and preview Friday’s action.


There was early morning success for Aileen McGlynn, who won silver with pilot Helen Scott in the Women’s B 1000m time trial. The pair only returned to training together 12 weeks ago, but knocked over 2 seconds off their personal best. Jenny Holl, piloting Sophie Unwin, finished a credible fifth place.

Fin Graham also picked up silver, losing out on the gold to Paralympics GB team-mate Jaco van Gass in the Men’s C3 3,000m individual pursuit final. Graham smashed the world record in qualifying, only for van Gass to break it again with his attempt, and despite a strong performance in the final it was van Goss who emerged victorious.


Andy Mullen put in a strong performance in the heat for the Mixed 4x50m freestyle, though wasn’t selected as the team finished eighth in the final.

Andy is back in action on Friday, with the Men’s S5 50m butterfly heats at 01:44 and the final scheduled for 10:25.

Stephen Clegg is also in the pool, participating in the final of the Men’s S12 100m backstroke (09:00).

Wheelchair Basketball

Jude Hamer and Robyn Love were part of the Wheelchair Basketball side who narrowly lost 54-48 to hosts Japan.

With the top four qualifying from the group the team will be going all out for victory against Germany on Friday (12:30).


The athletics action gets underway on Friday, with Maria Lyle in the Women’s T35 100m. Heats are at 02:00, with the final at 04:45.


Nathan McQueen gets his Paralympic campaign underway, with the Men’s Individual Compound Open Ranking Round starting at 06:00.


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.


Images: With thanks to imagecomms

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