Tokyo Paralympic Games updates: Steelers miss third consecutive wheelchair rugby gold, Australia claim five more swimming medals

Australia won five more medals in the pool, as well as track and field and table tennis equipment in a successful night at the Tokyo Paralympics.

In swimming, Rowan Crothers, Ahmed Kelly and the S14 4x100m mixed relay team took silver, while Matt Levy and Grant Patterson took bronze.

On the track, Evan O’Hanlon added a bronze medal in the 100m T38 to his five gold medals from previous Games. Meanwhile, Lin Ma won silver in class 9 table tennis.

Sadly, Australia’s quest for three consecutive wheelchair rugby gold medals was cut short by the USA side, which took a 49-42 semi-final victory, which was a rematch for the Rio gold medal.

Earlier, Jaryd Clifford had won silver in the 5,000m T13, dedicating it to his late grandfather.

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By Jon Healy

We’ll call it a night

And what a night.


Five medals in the pool – three silver and a pair of bronze – were followed by bronze for non-retired Evan O’Hanlon in the 100m T38 and silver for Lin Ma in tennis class 9 table.

The Aussie Steelers fell to their American rivals tonight, but they will be aiming for bronze in wheelchair rugby against Japan tomorrow afternoon.

And we’ve seen Dylan Alcott start his campaign in a typically dominant fashion.

Not bad for a single night’s work.

We will come back tomorrow for more fun. Had a good time!

By Jon Healy

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: Australian gliders bow at halftime

The Brits have the Australians number halfway through their group match, leading 40-18.

Watch it on TOK02.

By Jon Healy

ATHLETICS: Alissa Jordaan finished eighth in women’s 400m T47 final

The 18-year-old is in his first Games and also has the 100m on his schedule.

South Africa won gold thanks to Anrune Weyers, Venezuela won silver thanks to Lisbeli Marina Vera Andrade and Russian Anastasiia Soloveva won bronze.

By Jon Healy

TABLE TENNIS: Silver for Lin Ma

Belgian Laurens Devos had too much going for him, absolutely dominating the Aussie in the second, third and fourth games to claim the gold in Class 9 table tennis with a 3-1 victory.

By Jon Healy

TABLE TENNIS: All square in the final stretch for Lin Ma

The Australian won the first game of the best-of-five gold medal match against Laurens Devos 11-9, but the Belgian dominates the second to win 11-6.

By Jon Healy

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS: Dylan Alcott wins his first match

The Australian champion beats Japan’s Mitsuteru Moroishi 6-0, 6-2 to start his campaign for a third gold in tennis (he has one in basketball too because why not) in style.

By Jon Healy

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: Australia vs Great Britain in women’s group stage

Get it on TOK02 on 7Plus.

By Jon Healy

TABLE TENNIS: Lin Ma Goes For Gold

He faces Belgian Laurens Devos in the class 9 gold medal match.

Watch it on TOK11.

By Jon Healy

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS: Dylan Alcott wins first set 6-0

Dominance of the favorite for the gold medal against the Japanese Mitsuteru Moroishi.

By Jon Healy

ATHLETICS: Ella Pardy and Rhiannon Clarke in the T38 100m final

Can they imitate Evan O’Hanlon’s podium?

Not enough.

Clarke comes home in fifth and Pardy finishes seventh.

Briton Sophie Hahn had another excellent race to win gold, pushing back Colombian Darian Jimenez Sanchez. German Lindy Ave won bronze.

By Jon Healy

The important event

SWIMMING: Five pool medals for Australia tonight

Ahmed Kelly and Scooter Patterson won silver and bronze. (Getty)

The evening started with bronze for Matt Levy in the 100m breaststroke SB6 – his eighth Paralympic medal in four Games.

Then Rowan crothers won silver in the S10 100m freestyle, which will pair well with the gold in the S10 50m he won on Wednesday.

Ahmed kelly and Grant ‘Scooter’ Patterson won silver and bronze respectively in the men’s 150m individual medley SM3.

And the Australian team of Ricky Betar, Ben Hance, Ruby Storm and Maddie McTernan won silver in the S14 mixed 4x100m freestyle relay. All four of the team are first-time Paralympians.

By Jon Healy

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS: Dylan Alcott is on center court

Dylan Alcott is on for those waiting for him

– wheelchair tennis

Yeah. His game was moved to center court.

Connect to TOK10.

By Jon Healy

The important event

SWIM: Silver for Australia in the 4x100m mixed freestyle S14

Great Britain broke the mixed relay world record, with Australia’s team of Ricky Betar, Ben Hance, Ruby Storm and Maddie McTernan taking the silver.

By Jon Healy

TABLE TENNIS: Australian aims for gold

Hi ABC! I love your work on these Paralympic Games updates! Isn’t there an Australian in a table tennis gold medal match tonight?

– Paralympic fan

Yes indeed. Lin ma will face Belgian Laurens Devos for gold at 9:15 pm AEST.

By Jon Healy

The important event

ATHLETICS: Bronze for Evan O’Hanlon in the 100m T38 final!


The five-time Paralympic gold medalist finished third behind Briton Thomas Young and Chinese Zhu Dening.

The 2008 and 2012 100m champion finished THREE THOUSAND THOUSAND SECONDS behind the silver, he and Zhu finishing in 11 seconds.

By Jon Healy

What time is the mixed relay please?


It starts at 8:47 p.m. AEST.

Any news on boccia?


Australia’s Spencer Cotie beat Argentina’s Stefania Ferrando 4-1, while Australia’s Daniel Michel beat Thailand’s Somboon Chaipanich 9-0.

By Jon Healy

Another Australian medal chance in the pool tonight

I don’t know if you know, but I’m pretty sure Australia has one more pool event tonight, the 4x100m S14 Mixed Relay!
besides I love the blog, keep up your incredible work !!

-avid blog reader

There is still the Medley relay to come in swimming !!


You’re right. Ricky Betar, Benjamin Hance, Ruby Storm and Maddie McTernan will tour the S14 4x100m mixed freestyle.

By Jon Healy

The important event

WHEELCHAIR RUGBY: Australia to play for bronze after losing semi-final to USA

After the famous 59-58 win in the gold medal game in Rio, the Steelers fall to the United States 49-42 in this year’s semifinals, ending their quest for three gold medals. consecutive.

They will have to regroup for their bronze medal showdown with Japan tomorrow afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Americans continue their flawless run of winning medals. They have finished on the podium at every Paralympic Games where wheelchair rugby has featured. From Atlanta 1996, where they won gold, they then moved on to gold, bronze, gold, bronze, silver and now gold or silver. in Tokyo.

They will face Team GB tomorrow night for gold.

By Jon Healy

SWIMMING: Jesse Aungles winning green and gold in SM8 final of the men’s 200m individual medley

Aungles comes home in seventh position. Ukraine’s big night in the pool continues with Denys Dubrovnik taking gold ahead of Chinese Xu Haijiao and Yang Guanglong.

By Jon Healy

WHEELCHAIR RUGBY: Australia watch barrel of semi-final loss to USA

The United States leads 39-32 in three-quarters as the Steelers seem almost certain to miss the final for the first time since 2004.

The Australians tried for a change this quarter, taking out Ryley Batt (25 tries) and handing the keys to the offense to Jayden Warn (four tries).

It did not work. And the biggest problem is defense, which drops points quite easily at this point.

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