Daily wrap-up: The top moments from Day 4 of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo

As action from the track cycling concluded with more world records being broken, here are the pick of the highlights from the fourth day of competition on Saturday 28th August.

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Day four of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo saw track cycling come to an end as swimming and athletes boasted more new world records.

From Italy's Bebe Vio picking up gold in wheelchair fencing to Canada's Aurelie Rivard breaking a world record twice, the Paralympics continued to deliver exciting action on Saturday (28 August).

Here are the top moments from the fourth day of the Games.

Top 5 moments from day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in 2021

Great Britain beat hosts Japan to face USA in wheelchair rugby gold medal match

Paralympics GB have booked their place in the wheelchair rugby gold medal match for the very first time.

Hosts and current World Champions, Japan, came through their group unbeaten, but it was Great Britain who came out on top winning 55-49.

"It's what we've all worked for, for the last, for me nine years and for some other athletes like Johnny [Jonathon Coggan] much, much longer," said GB captain Gavin Walker.

"It's the pinnacle of our career to medal at a Paralympics.

"This team has steady progressed over the years and I've never seen the team so calm and composted - it feels like it's all coming together at the right time.

"One more game to go and everything to play for."

But it was heartbreak for Japan, who will now face Australia in the bronze medal match.

"I just feel sorry that we lost the game today.

"We were always targeting golf, but we can only end up with bronze at best," an emotional IKEZAKI Daisuke told Olympics.com.

"We really know the expectation of the Japanese people [in supporting them] and I wanted to delight them - but today that was all we could do."

Bebe Vio wins gold with dominant spell in Tokyo

It was a rematch of the Rio 2016 final as Italy's Bebe Vio took on PR China's ZHOU Jingjing in the women's individual foil - category B.

A result of 15-9 was enough for Vio to defend her title and win gold once again in this event.

"Italy is my favourite place in the world, and so I cried every time I listen to the anthem," Vio told Olympics.com after her win.

"It's such a great thing. I'm so proud to have this flag on my back, so thank you to Italy for believing in us."

But despite concerns ahead of competing, Vio demonstrated her dominance in this event for a second time.

USA's Brad Snyder becomes a two-sport Paralympic champion

With already five Paralympic gold medals to his name from London 2012 and Rio 2016 in multiple S11 freestyle swimming events, Brad Snyder turned his attention to the triathlon in an attempt to make history in Tokyo.

And on day four he did just that - becoming the first American man to take gold in the triathlon at either the Olympics or Paralympics.

Snyder, who is fully blind, dominated the event from start to finish, eventually crossing the line in a time of 1:01.16 in the men's PTVI.

The 37-year-old is now a Paralympic champion in two sports.

Sprint double for Great Britain

Paralympics GB enjoyed a golden flurry on the track as both Thomas Young and Sophie Hahn won gold in the men and women's 100m T38 finals.

Young finished in a time of 10.94 and told C4 that he 'couldn't wait' to get on the podium.

Hahn has long dominated the 100m T38 and continued that form into Tokyo, defending her Rio 2016 title in a time of 12.43.

"It's been hard work - I want to thank everyone for getting this event on, I can't wait for the relay," she told C4.

More glory for Team GB 
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Track cycling concludes at the velodrome

Great Britain lead the way on the final day of track cycling at the Izu Velodrome as the final three events concluded the action.

Neil Fachie, piloted by Matthew Rotherham, won gold in the men's B 1000m time trial with a world record time of 58.038.

Teammate James Ball and pilot Lewis Stewart narrowly missed out as they came in at second to take home silver, while France's Raphael Beaugillet and pilot Francois Pervis won bronze.

In the women's B 3000m individual pursuit, Paralympics GB picked up yet another gold medal courtesy of Lora Fachie and pilot Corrine Hall, who finished in a time of 3:19.560, just shy of the world record they had already set earlier in the day.

Silver went to Irish pair Katie-Georgie Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal, while Fachie's teammates Sophie Unwin and pilot Jenny Holl took bronze.

And in the last event of the day, Great Britain took on People's Republic of China in the C1-5 750m Team Sprint final.

The British trio of Kadeena Cox, Jaco van Gass and Jody Cundy delivered a world record time of 47.579 to clinch gold, while PR China took silver in a time of 47.685 as Spain took bronze against France.

It's raining medals for Team GB 
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What else happened on day 4?

France's Alexis Hanquinquant won the first triathlon medal of the day, clinching gold in the men's PTS4.

While in the women's PTS2, it was joy for Team USA as reigning champion Alyssa Seely claimed victory ahead of teammate Hailey Danz and Italy's Veronica Yoko Plebani.

In the women's PTVI, it was Spain's three-time world champion Susana Rodriquez who won gold after leading from the start.

Elsewhere, in powerlifting, Malaysia won their first gold of the Tokyo 2020 Games as Bonnie Bunyau Gustin scored a best lift of 228kg in the men's 72kg event.

Mexico's Amalia Perez won a fourth career gold - this time in the women's 61kg event.

And PR China earned even more success in archery, winning gold in the mixed team W1 event thanks to duo CHEN Minyi and ZHANG Tianxin.

Spain enjoyed the first gold of the day in athletics, as Yassine Ouhdadi El Ataby powered home in the men's 5000 T13, leaving Australia's Jaryd Clifford to win silver and RPC's Aleksandr Kostin with bronze.

It was a new Paralympic record in the women's 5000m T54 as Team USA's Susannah Scaroni crossed the line in a time of 10:52.57 to clinch gold, while teammate Tatyana McFadden won bronze after being pipped to silver by Switzerland's Manuela Schaer.

A new world record was set in the men's shot put F12, with a throw of 17.04m that was good enough to see Spain's Kim Lopez win gold.

And it was yet another world record in the athletics, this time set by Fleur Jong of the Netherlands in the women's long jump T62.

Jong jumped 6.16 in her first jump to win gold.

Ntando Mahlangu of South Africa also broke a long jump world record in the men's T63, with a huge jump of 7.17m to earn the gold medal.

Tigist Gezahagn Men'ig'stu made history when she became Ethiopia's first ever Paralympic gold medallist by winning the women's 1500m T13.

And it was a day to remember for Switzerland's Marcel Hug who edged out Canada's Brent Lakatos to win gold in the men's 5000m T54 in a wheelchair he helped design with Swiss engineers.

Tigist Gezahagn Men'ig'stu
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World records continued to fall in the swimming - Ukraine's Maksym Krypak set a new record in the men's 100m freestyle S10 with a time of 50.64 which saw him win gold.

Canada's Aurelie Rivard broke the world record in the women's 100m freestyle S10 in qualifiers with a time of 58.60, before bettering it once again in the final clocking 58.14 to win gold.

For the second day in a row, PR China finish 1-2-3; this time it was in the women's backstroke S11 as CAI Liwen smashed the world record in a time of 1:13.46 to clinch gold.

Teammates WANG Xinyi and LI Guizhi completed the clean sweep by finishing second and third respectively.

Great Britain's Maisie Summers-Newton added to her Paralympic tally with a gold in the women's 100m breaststroke SB6, while the British mixed 4x100m freestyle S14 team smashed the world record to win gold in a time of 3:40.63.

USA's Jessica Long also earned a top spot on the podium after winning the women's 200m individual medley SM8.

Winning feels sooooooo good 
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The judo action concluded with Azerbaijan dominating with gold medals from Sevda Valiyeva, Khanim Huseynova and Huseyn Rahimli.

In wheelchair rugby, following Great Britain knocking out hosts Japan, Team USA narrowly beat Australia 49-42 to set up a gold medal match against Paralympics GB.

Australia will face off against Japan for bronze.

In table tennis, Belgium's Laurens Devos retained his Paralympic title after beating Australia's MA Lin 3-1.

A breakdown of day 4 action and a list of all the winners can be found here.

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Introducing: The golden couple of the Paralympics!

Married pair Lora Fachie and Neil Fachie enjoyed a golden end to track cycling at Tokyo 2020.

And they both had a taste of what it feels to break a world record, with Neil setting a new one in the final and Lora recording one in qualifiers.

A happy end for this couple 
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How to follow and watch Paralympic action from Day 5 of Tokyo 2020

All the key moments will be on Olympics.com, with updates and articles throughout Sunday 29th August.

Find out how you can watch the action at Tokyo 2020 by clicking here.