Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: GB’s Dunn wins swimming gold with world record – live!

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Wheelchair tennis: Dylan Alcott is not having an easy day of it! Has to save break point with games level in the third set. And he does, to square the set at 4-4, but he led by a break earlier and let it slip. Needs to lift, the champ.

Athletics: The third 100m race is the T47, for runners with an upper limb impairment. And it is a sensational dip on the line that takes the race for Lisbelia Marina Vera Andrade. Brittni Mason of the USA holds the world record over this distance, she got a great start, and she led right up to the line. But somehow Vera Andrade got within distance to strike. The result takes a couple of minutes to come through, and the difference is thousandths of a second. Mason is upset, Vera Andrade is whooping and hollering in the pouring rain.

Deja Young takes bronze for the USA.

We have three women’s 100m races in quick succession. The T11 just earlier, now the T13 for less severe visual impairment. Adiaratou Igelsias Forneiro wins it, Lamiya Valiyeva (Azerbaijan) silver, Kym Crosby (USA) bronze.

Wheelchair tennis: Vink has three break points to get games back level in the third set against Alcott… and converts! This is getting tense.

Boccia: Great Britain has at least a silver guaranteed, after Smith beats Jose de Oliveira of Brazil in the BC1 semifinal.

Athletics: It’s been rain on the running track, and the T11 women’s 100m runners have to do it in the wet. Linda Patricia Perez Lopez wins the gold for Venezuela. She’s the Diesel Williams of the 100 metres.

Liu Cuiqing wins silver for China, Thalita Simplicio de Silva bronze. The other Brazilian runner doesn’t finish: Jerusa Geber dos Santos had her tether to her guide break – this is a vision-impaired race – and couldn’t continue. Really sad.

Wheelchair tennis: Alcott breaks serve early in the third set! Gets big cheers from the Australian athlete contingent as he leads 2-0.

Athletics: A Dutch sandwich (is that a tax evasion technique?) in the women’s 200m T64. Marlene van Gansewinkel gets the gold, Kimberley Alkemade the bronze, either side of Irmgard Bensuan for Germany. Keeping it Teutonic.

Wheelchair basketball: China dust Great Britain’s women 47-33 in the quarterfinals.

Wheelchair tennis: Vink wins the second set in the quad singles. Dylan Alcott is not invincible.

Swimming: This is the vision-impaired mixed relay, two men and two women per team. Brazil send their two male swimmers first to build a lead. The Russians have their female swimmers second and third. Ukraine have their men second and fourth. They send Anna Stesenko third, their speedster, and Kyrylo Garashchenko last to chase down the leaders.

It nearly works. Brazil has a big lead with three swimmers done, but the Russians starts to reduce it. For Ukraine, Stetsenko puts Garashchenko in a good position through the third leg, and he then eats up a lot more ground during his first lap. During the final lap he’s charging home between Maria Gomes Santiago and Vladimiar Sotnikov. Brazil drop from gold to silver, Garashchenko ramapges, but Gomes Santiago hangs tough and touches before him.

Wheelchair tennis: Alcott holds serve, but still trails 4-3 in the second set. Won the first.

Athletics: Gold for Mexico in the men’s 400m T38. Jose Chessani Garcia crosses well clear of Mohamad Farhat Chida (Tunisia) and Zachary Gingras (Canada).

Wheelchair tennis: Vink has broken serve against Alcott in the second set. He’s up 4-2, and has deuce on Alcott’s serve right now. Interesting.

Swimming: Sophie Pascoe already holds the world record in the 100m freestyle S9 from a couple of years ago, so it’s not exactly a surprise that she should win, but it’s a big result for New Zealand. She’s ahead of Spain’s Sarai Gascon, and Brazil’s Mariana Ribeiro.

Swimming: Bronze in the men’s S10 final, then silver in the women’s. Jasmine Greenwood swims an excellent race to finish just behind Mikaela Jenkins of the USA. Chantalle Zijderveld takes bronze for Netherlands. First medal of the Games for Greenwood and Jenkins, while Zijderveld previously won gold in the 100m breaststroke and two silvers in the 100m and 50m freestyle.

Athletics: The track and the pool are operating side by side tonight. Charles-Antoine Kouakou takes the first gold of the Tokyo evening session, the men’s T20 intellectual disability division. He wasn’t in the running turning into the home straight, but threw out huge strides in those last 50 metres to charge past Luis Felipe Rodriguez Bolivar (Venezuela) and Columba Blango (Great Britain) for the gold.

Swimming: The men’s S10 category sees Col Pearce swim in third. No chance of catching Maksym Krypak, as the Ukrainian busts the old world record and sets 54.15. Stefano Raimondi wins silver for Italy.

Table tennis: Australia wins the teams quarterfinal against France in Class 9-10. Ma Lin and Joel Coughlan are through to a semi.

Not so much luck for Great Britain’s team of Ashley Facey Thompson and Joshua Stacey, who go down to China 2-0.

Wheelchair tennis: Alcott has taken the first set against Vink.

Swimming: The women’s 100m freestyle S7 goes to Giulia Terzi, another swimming gold for Italy. Overall Italy has 11 gold, 17 silver and 14 bronze at the games. Silver in this race goes to McKenzie Coan of the States.

Bronze is a dead heat! Ukraine gets one thanks to Yelyzaveta Mereshko, who touches at exactly the same time as Yuyan Jiang from China. They are both S6 athletes, though this race also contains S7 swimmers. Both the gold and silver medallists were S7, and Terzi has set a new Games record for the S7 category, but Mereshko and Yuyan have set a new world record for S6 swimmers.

Wheelchair basketball: The Great British women’s team are not having a good comp. They won only once in the four pool matches, made the quarters anyway because of the rather generous qualification scheme where eight out of ten teams make it through, and now they’re down 23-10 to China in the second quarter.

Wheelchair tennis: The Australian champion – Rio 2016, seven Australian Opens, three French, three Wimbledon, two US Open – is up in his semifinal against the Dutchman Niels Vink. Alcott leading on serve 4-3 in the first set.

Boccia: Great Britain’s Scott McCowan loses his BC3 semifinal to Grigorios Polychronidis from Greece.

Swimming: A Ukraine sandwich in the men’s 50 freestyle S7, with Andrii Trusov gold and Yevhenii Bohodaiki bronze, either side of the Colombian Carlos Serrano Zarate.

Swimming: In the women’s 50m breaststroke SB3, Marta Infante Fernandez comes in first. She took silver in the 50 butterfly, and she’s sitting poolside in streams of tears at winning gold. Natalia Butkova of the RPC gets silver, while Mexico score another medal with Nely Miranda Herrera’s bronze.

Swimming: Anulfo Castorena wins gold in the 50m breaststroke, the SB2 category. This bloke first achieved the feat in Sydney 2000. He won again in Athens. Didn’t swim in Beijing. Won silver in London. Came sixth in Rio. Now he’s back again, at the age of 43, to win in Tokyo. Remarkable.

Patterson’s first Games was London, but he’s never won a medal. Now he has. Jesus Hernandez with bronze completes a medal sandwich for Mexico.

Football: Argentina win 3-0 over Thailand in the men’s group match.

Swimming: In the women’s 200 medley, the SM14 category, Britain sweep the places from second to fourth. Bethany Firth, Louise Fiddes, and Jessica-Jane Applegate take those places, behind Valeriia Shabalina of the RPC. Her third gold of the Games, after the 100 fly and the 200 freestyle.

Swimming: Reece Dunn does it in the 200m individual medley, in 2:08:02. A straightforward swim: hit the front during the butterfly, held the lead through the backstroke, gave away some ground during the breaststroke. All eyes would have been on Gabriel Bandeira coming into the last lap, because the Brazilian has had a brilliant Games and is a powerful freestyle sprinter. But Bandeira was lagging through the breaststroke lap. He turned… I don’t know, fifth or sixth it looked like? But powered through the freestyle lap to end up with silver. Dunn needed a world record to hold him off. Bronze, Vasyl Krainyk for Ukraine.

Football: Angel Deldo Garcia has added a second goal for Argentina against Thailand in the 5-a-side.

Table tennis: In other British news, Billy Shilton and Aaron McKibbin have won their Class 8 quarterfinal against Hungary 2-0. They won the doubles before Shelton swept Andras Csonka in the singles, obviating the need for the other singles match.

Swimming: The men’s 100m S12 goes to Raman Salei in a three-way tussle at the finish. He already won the 100 backstroke, now this. Azerbaijan have had a fine Games, with nine gold medals so far. Maksym Veraska, the Ukrainian favourite and world record holder, finishes a good two seconds outside his own fastest time and takes silver. Stephen Clegg wins the bronze for Great Britain.

Time for the women’s race. Hannah Russell in there for the Brits. The world record here is from London 2012, and Oxana Savchenko is not on the scene. Two Brazilians in the race. A charge for the finish between three, and Maria Carolina Gomes Santiago wins gold for Brazil! She won the 50, now the 100. Has the best start, first into the 50m wall, and holds off the Russian Daria Pikalova at the far end. Russell gets in a good turn, which helps her stay near the front for bronze.

Swimming: Andrei Nikolaev goes out strongly in the men’s 400m S8, leading from start to finish – but only just at the finish. Alberto Amadeo is less than a second behind, and the Italian stayed on the Russian’s tail like a hound on a rabbit through the whole last two laps. Nearly looked like he had him in the final lap, until Nikolaev used some last reserves in the last few metres. Bronze to Matthew Torres of the USA.

In the women’s race, Australia’s Lakeisha Patterson holds the world record in the S8 from the Rio Games, but she swam (and won) in the S9 category this time around. At Tokoy this time, it’s a USA double: Morgan Stickney arriving first after a powerful final 50 takes her past Jessica Long, with Francesa Palazzo a long way further back for an Italian bronze. Palazzo now has one medal of each colour at these Games.

Football: Argentina lead Thailand 1-0 in the 5-a-side, still in the first half.

Boccia: Great Britain’s David Smith beats Thailand’s Witsanua Huadpradit in the individual BC1 quarterfinals. Score was 6-1.

Road cycling: Jana Majunke wins gold in the women’s T1-2 time trial. It looks like Germany is on for a one-two, until Cooke’s final lap at a fast pace boosts her up from third in the standings to second. Angelika Kaeser ends up with bronze, Jill Walsh of the USA in fourth place.

Wheelhair tennis: Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid are through to the gold medal match of the men’s doubles, beating the hometown pair Shingo Kunieda and Takashi Sunada in straight sets.

On approx Tokyo time, my next five hours with you will include:

4:30 – Argentina Thailand in the men’s 5-a-side football.
5pm –
Swiming finals begin in 400 free S8, 100 free S12, 200 IM SM14, 50 breaststroke SB2 and 3, 50 and 100 free S7, 100 butterfly S10 and 9, mixed 4×100 relay.
6:15 – Great Britain China women’s wheelchair basketball quarter-finals.
7pm – Medals in women’s T38 long jump final, men’s F20 shot put final, men’s 400m T20 final, men’s shot put F32 final.
7:30 – Medals in men’s high jump T63, men’s 400m T38, women’s 200m T64.
7:30 –
Spain Morocco in the men’s 5-a-side football.
7:30 –
Australia v Great Britain men’s team table tennis quarter final.
8pm – Medals in women’s 100m T11, T13, T47.
8:30 – Medals in women’s 400m T20, women’s 1500m T54.

Thanks Emma. Another avalanche of medals coming up tonight on track and field. The last of the cycling time trials is close to wrapping up. Australia’s Carol Cooke in bronze medal position there.

I’m going to hand you over to Mr Geoff Lemon now, who is here all week.

The Irish tandem wins the women’s B time trial! #ParaCycling #Gold Katie-George Dunlevy (pilot: Eve McCrystal) #IRE #Silver Lora Fachie (pilot: Corrine Hall) #GBR#Bronze Louise Jannering (pilot: Anna Svaerdstroem) #SWE@ParalympicsIRE @UCI_paracycling #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics

Five-a-side football: In the men’s competition, China overcame Japan 2-0 earlier before Brazil beat France 4-0. That wraps up Group A, meaning leaders Brazil and second-placed China progress. Group B will be decided over the next few hours when Argentina face Thailand and Morocco play Spain.

It’s Patrik Kuril (45:47.10) on top of the podium in the men’s C4 time trial and compatriot Jozef Metelka (46:05.05) next in line. GB’s George Peasgood (46:08.93) takes bronze just ahead of the USA’s Cody Jung (47:09.44).

Benjamin Watson has done it in the men’s C3 time trial in 35:00.82, ahead of a German two-three of Steffen Warias (35:57.41) and Matthias Schindler (36:17.95). Other Brits Finlay Graham finished in fourth and Jaco van Gass sixth, while Australian David Nicholas finished eighth and American Joseph Berenyi back in 14th.

Hossain Rassouli, one of the two Paralympic athletes evacuated from Afghanistan in an emergency operation last week, has been able to take part in competition at Tokyo’s flagship Olympic Stadium.

The 26-year-old, who is primarily a sprinter, competed in the T47 long jump on Tuesday morning. He finished in last place, but recorded a personal best distance of 4m 46 as he took the applause of the competing athletes and delegates.

Goalball: For anyone yet to acquaint themselves with this superb sport exclusive to the vision-impaired, there is still time. The men’s quarter-finals are on now. China have already beaten Japan 7-4, the United States are currently losing 3-1 to Ukraine, and still to come are Belgium v Lithuania and Brazil v Turkey.

The lowdown is thus …

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Road cycling: There is some dialogue being exchanged at the Fuji International Speedway which can only be described as “Aussie banter”.

The Seven Network reporter on the ground, referred to by the studio as “Stubbsy”, asks Alistair Donohoe how he reacts to his bronze medal. “With absolute massive stoke,” replies Donohoe, who is known as the “flying mullet”.

Congratulations @AlistairDonohoe!

SILVER in the Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit C5.#ReadySetTokyo #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ParaCycling

The second session has started at the Fuji International Speedway and Daniel Abraham has just won gold in the men’s C5 time trial in a fashion which can only be described as dominant. The Dutchman finished in 42:46.45, ahead of Ukraine’s silver medallist Yegor Dementyev (43:19.11), while Australian Alistair Donohoe (43:36.80) claimed bronze.

Speaking of images, here are the best across the board from yesterday:

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Archery: There are some remarkable images coming out of Yumenoshima Park, where the morning session has finished. He Zihao won gold in the men’s open individual compound Iran’s Ramezan Biabani 147-143 in the final. China rounded out the podium after Ai Xinliang won his bronze medal match 144-142 against Slovak Marcel Pavlik.

Boccia: Good news for Australian Dan Michel, who has beaten Korea’s Kim Hansoo 8-0 in the BC3 quarter-finals. He will play Czech Adam Peska in the semis at 5.15pm local time.

Semi-final bound! The #AUS #Boccia team of @dan_michel95 and ramp asst Ash McClure are through to the #Tokyo2020 semi-finals.

Watch live on @7plus from 6.15pm (AEST): #Paralympics

Athletics: Cuban visually impaired sprinter Omara Durand Elías has absolutely rocked the T12 400m field to claimed her third straight title in the women’s in 52.58 seconds. She beat silver medallist Oxana Boturchuk (55.33) and Alejandra Paola Perez Lopez (57.06).

This latest gold brings the 29-year-old’s total to six across three Games.

Wheelchair basketball: The Australian women’s team have finished ninth after doing a 71-32 number on Algeria earlier.

Road cycling: Sarah Storey eclipsed all competition to win her second gold medal in the C5 time trial on Tuesday morning. In doing so she also drew level with the swimmer Mike Kenny as the most successful British Paralympian of all time.

The Dame finished a minute and a half clear of teammate Crystal Lane-Wright and, at points, was catching the tail of the men’s race at the Fuji International Speedway circuit, so dominant was her performance. That is standard for Storey, who spoke afterwards of the “single-mindedness” that has brought her 16 gold medals to this point and the prospect of another, a record-breaking 17th, in two days’ time.

Related: Sarah Storey closes on outright British Paralympic record after time trial gold

Athletics: Another Aussie success on Tuesday morning for James Turner, who won the men’s 400m (T36). Turner finished well ahead in 52.80 seconds, pushing himself so close to the limit he required medical attention afterwards (all was fine).

“I’m quite emotional right now,” he said. “A lot of work has been done by a lot of people to get me here. The last 50 of a 400 is always hard – the heat and the effort. My muscles started tightening up, I started losing control of them, but I was able to hold it together with my training.”

Bit to catch up on from this morning, with Australian Darren Hicks adding a Paralympic road cycling gold to track silver medal. He was pretty emotional afterwards but managed to articulate a message for his wife Carys who was watching on back at home.

“Sorry I stressed you out babe, but we got there,” he told the Seven Network. “I think I’ll be excited later, but for now it’s relief. I’ve worked so hard for this and wanted it for so long… I’m just so happy.

Related: Darren Hicks adds Paralympic road cycling gold to track silver medal

Hello and welcome to day seven of the Tokyo Paralympics. Tokyo is again hot and humid, and again there are a stack of medals to be won. Here are a few highlights coming our way, courtesy of my colleague Martin Belam.

All events are listed here in local Tokyo time. Add an hour for Sydney, subtract eight hours for Wolverhampton, 13 hours for New York and 16 hours for San Francisco.

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