Daily wrap-up: The top moments from Day 7 of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo

As action from the athletics and swimming continued, here are the pick of the highlights from the seventh day of competition on Tuesday 31st August.

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Day seven of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo saw records broken and history made.

From Sophie Pascoe's 10th gold to Sarah Storey becoming Britain's joint most successful Paralympian, the Games continued to deliver exciting action on Tuesday (31 August).

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

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Sophie Pascoe wins 10th Paralympic career gold

An emotional Sophie Pascoe won her 10th Paralympic gold medal, just one day on from winning bronze

The New Zealand native clung on to top the podium in a nail-biting women's 100m freestyle S9 final.

It was her 18th Paralympic medal and, with two more races to compete in, her tally could rise to 20 by the end of the Games.

"This one is pretty special," said Pascoe on her gold.

"All I could think about before this race, was to go for the legacy and do it for the kids to remember and everyone to be able to remember my career and what I’ve done for para sport, and just to do it for myself in that last 10m, I really, really wanted it.

"So to turn around and see it was just incredible.”

Team USA's Oksana Masters wins medal in fourth Paralympic sport

32-year-old Masters is now a Paralympic gold medallist at both the Summer and Winter Games.

She delivered a dominant display in the women's H4-5 time trial, finishing almost two minutes ahead of her closest competitor.

This is now the fourth sport that Masters has collected a medal in, with her most recent being two golds at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics in cross-country skiing.

"I just can't believe this," said Masters, following her triumphant win.

"The field here's incredible, the women here are so tough.

"To know that I fixed my wrongs from Rio [finishing 5th] and that I'm growing as a cyclist, this is incredible."

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Sarah Storey becomes Britain's joint most successful Paralympian

By successfully securing gold in the women's C5 time trial on Tuesday (31 August), Sarah Storey becomes Britain's joint most successful Paralympian.

The road cycling title is her 16th Para gold, joining swimmer Mike Kenny at the top of the list for GB.

Storey finished 90 seconds ahead of teammate Crystal Lane-Wright and Germany's Kerstin Brachtendorf who won silver and bronze respectively.

The 43-year-old now has 27 Paralympic medals, and a gold in her final event on Thursday (2 September), would see her leapfrog Kenny with 17 golds.

Luca Ekler breaks world record twice to become long jump champion

It was a golden Paralympic debut for Luca Ekler - earning her first Paralympic title in style.

Right from the off, the Hungarian was the one to watch in the women's long jump T38.

Her opening jump broke the record with a distance of 5.60m, and had stretched even further by her third jump to break the world record once again.

A jump of 5.63m was enough to secure gold for the 22-year-old.

RPC's Margarita Goncharova was closest to Ekler, earning silver with a jump of 5.29m while 4.91m saw Great Britain's Olivia Breen take bronze.

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Cuba's Omara Durand wins sixth Paralympic medal

Omara Durand has long dominated Cuban Para athletics, picking up two gold medals at London 2012 and a further three at Rio 2016.

And her success continued at Tokyo 2020, winning gold in the women's 400m T12 in a blistering time of 52.58 seconds.

"I was very nervous before the competition but after finishing the race, I am very satisfied," said Durand.

"Always, I am thinking how to win, and maintaining a positive feeling."

While she remained just shy of the world record she set in Rio (51.77s), it was enough to secure her sixth Paralympic gold - and Wednesday (1 September) brings the opportunity to bring that tally up to seven.

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What else happened on day 7?

World records continued to tumble in the Athletics.

Brazil's Yeltsin Jacques won gold in the men's 1500m T11 in a time of 3:57.60, beating the previous world record that had stood since London 2012.

Finland won their first gold of Tokyo 2020, courtesy of Toni Piispanen in the men's 200m T51, breaking the Paralympic record.

In the men's T46/47 long jump, Robiel Yankiel Sol Cervantes earned Cuba their first gold of the day as the 18-year-old recorded a jump of 7.46m, earning a new Paralympic record.

It was yet again more delight for wheelchair racer Marcel Hug who smashed his own world record in the men's 1500m T54, making it the Swiss' second gold of the Games so far.

Charles-Antoine Kouakou delivered the race of his life for France in the men's 400m T20 to come out on top and take home gold.

In the women's discuss F11, China's ZHANG Liangmin threw 40.83m to break her own world record that she set 10 years prior.

The women's 100m T47 saw a dramatic photo finish and agonising wait, as Venezuela's Lisbeli Marina Vera Andrade just edged out her competition to win gold.

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In men's 5-a-side football, Brazil delivered a thumping display against France, winning 4-0.

Argentina comfortably saw off Thailand, scoring three and conceding none - and hosts Japan were beaten by China by two goals to nil.

And points were shared between Morocco and Spain, who drew 1-1.

The men's preliminary round fixtures in sitting volleyball saw comfortable wins across the board - RPC beat Egypt 3-0, Germany conceded a set to Brazil but came out 3-1 winners, Iran won in straight sets against PR China, while Bosnia Herzegovina beat hosts Japan in three sets.

Meanwhile, in women's wheelchair basketball, the conclusion of the quarter-finals sees four teams advance through to the semi-finals.

Hosts Japan suffered a heavy defeat to the Netherlands, with a final score of 82-24 to the Dutch side.

Meanwhile, China defeated Great Britain, Germany got the better of Spain, and the United States beat rivals Canada to make the final four.

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After winning gold in the men's PTWC triathlon, the Netherlands' Jetze Plat turned his attention to road cycling where he dominated the men's H4 time trial - finishing in a time of 37:28.92 to win his second Paralympic gold.

The USA's second gold of the road cycling event came from Shawn Morelli in the women's C4 time trial.

Hosts Japan enjoyed a gold too, as SUGIURA Keiko won gold in the women's C1-3 time trial to become the nation's oldest Paralympic champion.

"Today I forgot about my age," she said.

"I can't set a record for being the youngest, but I can set a record for being the oldest again," 50-year-old SAGIURA shared after her win.

Elsewhere in swimming, Great Britain's Reece Dunn stormed the men's 200m individual medley S14 with a world record time of 2:08.02 to win gold.

Ukraine's Maksym Krypak became a six-time Paralympic champion after a triumphant swim in the men's 100m butterfly S10 to set a new world record.

And it was RPC who earned gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay in a Paralympic record time of 3:53.79, while Brazil and Ukraine won silver and bronze respectively.

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A new world record was set in the women's 10m air pistol SH1 by Iran's Sareh Javanmardi with a score of 239.2 - making it a Paralympic record too.

It was a 1-2 finish for PR China in the men's 10m air pistol SH1, as YANG Chao and HUANG Xing took gold and silver with a narrow .4 difference between scores.

PR China enjoyed more success in archery - and this time it was HE Zihao who took gold in the men's individual compound, just days after winning gold in the mixed team compound in his Paralympic debut.

A full breakdown of day 7 action and a list of all the winners can be found here.

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Photo of the Day from Japan

How would you celebrate if you won a Paralympic gold and broke your own world record?

Team USA's Breanna Clark broke out in a dance as she crossed the line in a world record time of 55.18 in the women's 400m T20.

Clark set the record three years ago, and broke the Paralympic record in the heats - and now she has a Paralympic gold medal to go with her success.

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