Road bike : There was a terrible collision in the women’s T1-2 road race among the leaders. The conditions are incredibly slippery on the speedway track. At the bend of a bend, Canada Shelley gautier abruptly turned and descended. australia Carol cooke, the defending champion, could not avoid Gautier and hit the Canadian. Jana Majunke, from Germany, also collided with Gautier but managed to stay upright. It was a nasty accident, and Gautier in particular seemed to be in pretty bad shape. Cooke looked like she was going to hit the road again. We will keep you posted.
For our Australian readers, it was another strong morning in the Green and Gold pool.
Will martin broke her world record in the S9 100m butterfly heats, clocking 58.14 seconds. Ben Hance set a Paralympic record in the S14 100m backstroke, swimming a time of 57.75 seconds. And Col Pearce, Jasmine Greenwood, Rachel watson are among those Australians who will also take part in tonight’s final.
Storey wins 17th gold medal
Let’s recap one of the big stories of the day so far.
In devilish conditions on the Fuji circuit, the cyclist of the GB team Sarah Floor completed a journey she started 29 years ago by winning her 17th gold medal to become, squarely, the most successful British Paralympian of all time.
My colleague in Tokyo, Paul MacInnes, has this wonderful play on Storey’s triumph.
Greetings, world! Welcome to our live coverage of Day 9 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Here’s what to expect today, courtesy of my colleague Martin Belam.
All events are listed here in local Tokyo time. Add one hour for Sydney, subtract eight hours for Cardiff, 13 hours for New York, and 16 hours for San Francisco.
- In progress: Taekwondo – Taekwondo has been part of the Olympic medal program since the 2000 Sydney Games, but makes its very first appearance at the Paralympic Games starting Thursday, and athletes will compete in six Kyorugi competitions for athletes with upper limb disabilities. There are three weight categories: -61 kg, -75kg and + 75kg for men, -49kg, -58kg and + 58kg for women.
- In progress: Badminton – there are group stage matches all day until 8 p.m.
- In progress: Table tennis – China is in the five finals today – two of which have already been completed. If I were a punter, I don’t think I would back anything other than a Chinese free kick 🥇
- 13h00: Road bike – Two of today’s five races that start and end on the F1 track are over, there are still three to go. At 1 p.m., it is the turn of the men’s and women’s T1-2 races. Then there should be what promises to be a spectacular H1-5 mixed team relay at 3.30pm – it’s a new event 🥇
- 1:15 p.m .: Goalball – the men’s and women’s competitions will have their semi-finals on Thursday – the order goes to men China against the United States, women Turkey against Japan, men Lithuania against Brazil, women Brazil against the United States.
- 3:30 p.m .: Shooting – after the preamble and the qualifications of this morning, the medals today are in the afternoon with the mixed final pistol 25m SH1 🥇
- 4.30 p.m .: Five-a-side football – one of the events of the Paralympic Games which has only one men’s edition reaches the stage of the semi-finals. The teams consist of a group of eight visually impaired players and two sighted goalkeepers. Brazil are defending champions and seem unbeatable in Tokyo – they have scored 11 and have yet to concede a goal in their opening three matches. They face Morocco at 7:30 am. But before that, at 4.30am, China faces similarly undefeated Argentina for the right to fight for gold on Saturday.
- 5 p.m .: Swimming – as usual there are heats in a morning session that starts at 9 a.m., but the medals are all in the evening of Tokyo, with 15 finals still 🥇
- 5.30 p.m .: Archery – it’s the ladies’ recurve bow, with the competition for the bronze medal at 7:06 p.m. and the final at 7:21 p.m. Hazel Chaisty opts for Great Britain, Australia has Imalia Oktrininda and the United States has Emma Rose Ravish in contention 🥇
- Not before 6 p.m .: Wheelchair tennis – the action at Ariake Tennis Park continued throughout the day, but the only medals offered are in the men’s quad competition, with Australian Dylan Alcott against Sam Schroder of the Netherlands in the final medal match. ‘gold on center court 🥇
- 6.30 p.m .: Sitting volleyball – this competition has reached the stage of the men’s semi-finals. It’s not Russia that plays Brazil first. Then it is Iran against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- 7 p.m .: Athletics – you’ve gotten the hang of it now, the morning session just ended with an evening session and billions * of medals up for grabs later. [*18 finals] ??