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Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020 day six: shooting begins, athletics and more – live! | Sport

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Gold and a world record for Mexico in the 1500 metres


Hello, welcome to day six of these Tokyo Paralympic Games. Thirteen sports to enjoy today, with medals up for grabs in seven of them. Before we crack on, 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 Bangor, 13 hours for New York and 16 hours for San Francisco.

  • 8.30am Shooting – It is the first day of shooting, which starts with qualifications for the men’s and women’s 10m air rifle SH1 class. By 11am the women’s contest reaches the final stage, with the men shooting for their gold medal at 1.15pm. The session is completed with a third gold medal on offer in the mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2 contest. In the SH2 class athletes have impairments that mean they can’t support the weight of the rifle, so use a shooting stand. China dominated the shooting overall in Rio in 2016, but the Slovakian pair of Radoslav Malenovsky and Veronika Vadovicova come into Monday’s SH1 events in a strong position. He won the 2018 world championship and she is defending her title in an event she also won in Beijing in 2008 🥇
  • 9am and 5.30pm Archery – quite early on there is a clash of the Britons, as Jessica Stretton and Phoebe Patterson Pine have been drawn against each other in the quarter-finals in the women’s individual compound contest. They’ll be on at 9.51am. The final is at 1.36pm. The evening session is the men’s individual compound, and that climaxes with the gold medal shootout at 8.42pm 🥇
  • 9.30am and 7pm Athletics – another two sessions and 15 gold medals on offer in all. The pick of the bunch is the men’s 100m finals in the T63 and T64 classes from 8.33pm, and that’s mirrored earlier with the men’s 100m finals in the T33 and T34 classes at 10.33am 🥇
  • 9am and 4pm Equestrian – it is the final day in the Equestrian Park for these Paralympic Games. The medals have been widely spread among the nations taking so part so far. The final session runs for over five hours and sees every grade from one to five do their individual freestyle test, so there’s plenty of chance to enjoy one last day of equestrian action in Tokyo 🐴🥇
  • 9am Football 5-a-side – there’s another four group games today, with one of Brazil or Japan guaranteeing themselves a semi-final spot if they can beat the other when they meet at 11.30am.
  • 11am and 5pm Wheelchair tennis – there’s quite a mixed order of play for Monday, with some second round matches in the women’s singles, the men’s singles has third round matches, and the quad singles and men’s doubles are at the quarter-final stages.
  • 5pm Swimming – the evening swimming session features fifteen gold medal races, including the 200m individual medley races for both genders in the SM11 and SM13 classes, and finishing with the men’s 4x100m freestyle 34 points relay 🥇

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