Hello, everyone! Welcome back to our coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. It’s day 10. Yes, we’re nearing the end! It’s all gone so quickly, hasn’t it? Here’s what you have to look forward to today.
All events are listed here in local Tokyo time. Add an hour for Sydney, subtract eight hours for Belfast, 13 hours for New York and 16 hours for San Francisco.
🌟If you only watch one thing: 5.45pm Goalball – it is finals Friday in the goalball, first up is the women’s contest as defending champions Turkey battle TBD, then there will be new men’s champions, as Rio bronze medallists Brazil face China at 7.30pm 🥇
- In progress: Badminton – it is another incredibly long day at the Yoyogi National Stadium, and after a day packed with pool matches the badminton should start getting to the quarter-final stages after 8pm.
- 1pm Road cycling – It is the final day of road racing at the Paralympics and there are four more gold medals to finish the programme. Two have been decided already – the men’s and women’s C4-5 road races. At 1pm, it’s the men’s and women’s B road races. 🥇
- 2.25pm Boccia – the day is given over to pool matches in the pairs competition.
- 7pm Athletics – unbelievably, it is one of the quieter days, with a mere 17 gold medals on offer. The 4 x 100m universal relay at 9.17pm should be fun, Kadeena Cox will be following up her cycling gold medals by going in the heats for the women’s 400m T38 and we’ll see world record holder New Zealand’s Holly Robinson up against defending Rio champion, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’s Hollie Arnold, in the F46 javelin 🥇
- In progress: Archery – the competition at the Yumenoshima Final Field on Friday is the men’s individual recurve. Defending champion from Iran Gholamreza Rahimi looks well-placed, he broke the Paralympic record on the ranking round, and has a bye through to the quarter-final stage 🥇
- In progress: Taekwondo – Britain’s Beth Munro is among those fighting it out in the women’s K44 -58kg competition. The men will contest the K44 -75kg category. The bronze medal and gold medal bouts start at 8pm 🥇
- In progress: Wheelchair tennis – there are five matches to be staged. Third on centre court at the Ariake Tennis Park will be Britain’s Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid going for men’s doubles gold against the defending champions, the French pair Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer. The day’s last match is the gold medal final for the women’s singles, as Japan’s Yui Kamiji, a bronze medallist in Rio, faces Diede de Groot of the Netherlands. Sandwiched between them, Jordanne Whiley has a chance of bronze in the women’s singles 🥇
- 1.30pm and 3.15pm Shooting – first the women and then the men will contest the 50m rifle three positions SH1 finals 🥇
- 5pm Swimming – the finals session on Friday is the last swimming session of the Games, and 16 of the total of 146 gold medals will be awarded 🥇
- 5.15pm Wheelchair basketball – it is time for the men’s semi-finals. Spain face the US, then Japan take on Great Britain.
- 6.30pm Sitting volleyball – the women’s semi-finals will be between Brazil and the US, and then China and Canada.