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Paralympics 2021 LIVE: Athletics, wheelchair tennis results and updates

Paralympics 2021 LIVE: Athletics, wheelchair tennis results and updates

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Great Britain have made a strong start to day 11 of the Tokyo Paralympics, winning more para-canoeing gold through Laura Sugar in the KL3 event and Charlotte Henshaw in the KL2, with Emma Wiggs taking silver following her own title on day 10. Stuart Wood won bronze in the 200m VL3 para-canoeing event.

Meanwhile, Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker came up short in their quest for wheelchair tennis doubles gold against the Netherlands, losing their final after Hannah Cockroft triumphed in the T34 800m for her seventh Paralympic title. Kare Adenegan won silver behind Cockroft.

Elsewhere, Dan Bethell – who will compete in the badminton SL3 singles final – is guaranteed a medal for Great Britain. Aled Sion Davies is going for a third Paralympic gold in the F63 shot put, and Kadeena Cox and Ali Smith take part in the T38 400m final.

On day 10, GB won three gold medals and passed the 100-medal mark in Tokyo. Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett came agonisingly close to winning their first Paralympics gold medal in the wheelchair tennis doubles but were defeated by France 7-5, 0-6, 7-6 (7-3) in a thrilling final.

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Owen Miller won a surprise gold in the men’s 1500m T20 on his Paralympics debut, then further success in the Olympic Stadium as Jonathan Broom-Edwards won gold in the men’s high jump T64 and Hannah Taunton claimed bronze in the women’s 1500m T20 in wet conditions in Tokyo. Elsewhere, Wiggs won ParalympicsGB’s first gold in the VL2 discipline of para-canoe, while teammate Jeanette Chippington claimed bronze in the same event. There was then more heartbreak for GB men’s wheelchair basketball team as Japan progressed to the gold medal match thanks to a 79-68 win.

Follow all the latest updates from Tokyo:

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Tokyo Paralympics: Hewett and Reid go from partners to rivals

Next up, Team GB wheelchair tennis partners Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid go head-to-head for singles bronze.

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The pair lost their doubles final to miss out on gold this week, but one of them will add another medal to their collection here.

Alex Pattle4 September 2021 09:37

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Tokyo Paralympics: Hewett and Reid go from partners to rivals

Next up, Team GB wheelchair tennis partners Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid go head-to-head for singles bronze.

The pair lost their doubles final to miss out on gold this week, but one of them will add another medal to their collection here.

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Alex Pattle4 September 2021 09:37

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Tokyo Paralympics: Seventh heaven for Cockroft

Wheelchair racing star Hannah Cockroft shrugged off a freak injury to smash her own Paralympic record as she cruised to the seventh gold of her glittering career in rain-soaked Tokyo.

The 29-year-old suffered a nasty cut after catching her right hand in her chair less than an hour before dominantly defending her T34 800m crown in testing conditions at the Olympic Stadium.

She sported strapping on the wound, which was also covered by custom-made 3D printed gloves – manufactured by her GB teammate Richard Chiassaro – to provide additional grip in the wet weather.

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Yorkshire-born Cockroft feared doctors may recommend a withdrawal but doggedly battled on and insisted she would have been on the start line “even if my hand’s fallen off”.

Alex Pattle4 September 2021 09:12

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Tokyo Paralympics: Silver for GB in wheelchair doubles tennis

Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker have been handily beaten 6-0 6-1 by the Netherlands in their wheelchair tennis doubles final, but it’s another medal for GB in any case – silver this time around.

Alex Pattle4 September 2021 09:02

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Tokyo Paralympics: Henshaw pips Wiggs to KL2 kayak gold

World canoeing champion Charlotte Henshaw completed a full set of Paralympic medals after winning the battle of the Brits by powering to glory ahead of defending title holder Emma Wiggs in Tokyo.

The 34-year-old former swimmer added KL2 kayak gold to SB6 breaststroke silver and bronze – claimed in London and Rio respectively – on another magnificent morning for Great Britain at Sea Forest Waterway.

Ex-sprinter Laura Sugar also claimed gold on Saturday, winning the women’s KL3 competition, while there was VL3 bronze for Stuart Wood in the men’s events.

Mansfield-born Henshaw has taken the sport by storm since switching from the pool in early 2017 and continued her remarkable progress by completing the 200m straight line in a personal best time of 50.760 seconds.

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Teammate Wiggs was just 0.649secs off the pace as her Rio crown passed into the hands of her compatriot.

Alex Pattle4 September 2021 08:58

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Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair tennis doubles final

Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker are now 5-1 down in the second set against the Netherlands, serving to stay in the match!

Alex Pattle4 September 2021 08:52

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Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair tennis doubles final

Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker endured a terrible start to their wheelchair tennis doubles final, losing the first set 6-0 to the Netherlands.

They’ve just held serve at the start of the second set for 1-0, however. Can they build upon this?

Alex Pattle4 September 2021 08:35

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Tokyo Paralympics: Welcome to Day 11

Welcome to our coverage of Day 11 at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Great Britain have made a strong start to the day, winning more para-canoeing gold through Laura Sugar in the KL3 event and Charlotte Henshaw in the KL2, with Emma Wiggs taking silver following her own title on day 10. Stuart Wood won bronze in the 200m VL3 para-canoeing event.

Meanwhile, Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker are going for wheelchair tennis doubles gold against the Netherlands, after Hannah Cockroft triumphed in the T34 800m for her seventh Paralympic title. Kare Adenegan won silver behind Cockroft.

Elsewhere, Dan Bethell – who will compete in the badminton SL3 singles final – is guaranteed a medal for Great Britain. Aled Sion Davies is going for a third Paralympic gold in the F63 shot put, and Kadeena Cox and Ali Smith take part in the T38 400m final.

Alex Pattle4 September 2021 08:29

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