Highlights: Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Day 4

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The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are underway with 12 days of competition across 22 sports. Follow the highlights from the fourth day of competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as they happen via our blog below.

28 August 22:45 (JST) Sitting volleyball round up for day 4

Sitting volleyball continued today with little surprises. The men's team of Islamic republic of Iran won their opening match against Germany 3-0 whilst the reigning champions in women's, USA, dominated the match against Rwanda.

Brazil won 3-1 against China PR in men's but took victory in women's against RPC 3-0.

And that concludes Day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Thank you for tuning in.

We will be back tomorrow with all the action from the nation's capital.

28 August 22:27 (JST) Round of wheelchair basketball preliminaries

Men's wheelchair basketball reigning champions Great Britain toppled Rio 2016 gold medallists USA by one point 64-63. In the women's preliminaries, Team GB had a sensational victory over Australia winning 75-38.

For day 4 results, click here.

28 August 21:50 (JST) Belgian athlete Laurens Devos retains Paralympic crown

Laurens Devos successfully defended his Paralympic table tennis title against Australia's MA Lin winning 3-1 against the China PR athlete.

READ MORE: Belgium's table tennis star Laurens Devos retains his Paralympic crown at Tokyo 2020

In day 4 of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, four athletes claimed gold medals in table tennis:

Men's
FENG Panfeng (China PR) - singles - class 3
Ian Seidenfeld (USA) - singles - class 6
LIU Li (China PR) club throw - F32
Hamed Heidari (Azerbaijan) - javelin throw F57

Women's
LIU Jing (China PR) - singles - classes 1-2
Elena Prokofeva - singles - class 11

Laurens Devon BEL in action against Lin Ma AUS in the Table Tennis Men's Singles Class 9 Gold Medal match at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, Saturday 28 August 2021. Photo: OIS/Joe Toth. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
Laurens Devon BEL in action against Lin Ma AUS in the Table Tennis Men's Singles Class 9 Gold Medal match at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, Saturday 28 August 2021. Photo: OIS/Joe Toth. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
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28 August 21:08 (JST) Republic of South Africa's Anrune Weyers takes gold plus other gold medal winners for day 4

South Africa's track and field star athlete Anrune Weyers wins her first-ever Paralympic gold. The athlete who already has two silver medals and a bronze (Rio 2016, London 2012) clocked in a season's best of 56.05 over Venezuela's Lisbeli Marina Vera Andrade who took silver followed by RPC's Anastasila Soloveva.

READ MORE: Anrune Weyers - 'I still have this gift so I am not done yet' - (Interview in June 2020)

The other gold medal winners in athletics in today's competition are:

Men's
Marcel Hug (Switzerland) - 5000m T54
Ntando Mahlangu - long jump - T63
Thomas Young - 100m - T38

Women's
Sophie Hahn - 100m T38

28 August 21:08 (JST) Italy's Bebe Vio triumphs in foil

In a rerun of their match back in Rio 2016, Bebe Vio wins again against China PR's ZHOU Jingjing after the Italian fencer scored 15-8 in the gold medal match in individual foil.

READ MORE: Bebe Vio wins second Paralympic gold medal in wheelchair fencing after dominant performance at Tokyo 2020

The other gold medal winners in today's competition are:
GU Haiyan (China PR) - women's foil individual - Category A
HU Daoliang (China PR) - men's foil individual - Category B
SUNG Gang (China PR) - men's foil individual - Category A

CHIBA, JAPAN: Bebe Vio celebrates her Paralympic gold medal victory at Tokyo 2020 in the women's foil individual - Category B. (Photo by Raul Cadenas de la Vega / Olympics.com)
CHIBA, JAPAN: Bebe Vio celebrates her Paralympic gold medal victory at Tokyo 2020 in the women's foil individual - Category B. (Photo by Raul Cadenas de la Vega / Olympics.com)

28 August 21:08 (JST): Lisa Adams becomes Paralympic champion in shot put

The New Zealander has become the first woman F37 to break the 15m barrier in the shot put. The current world champion won her first Paralympic medal.

Lisa is coached by her sister Valerie Adams, the first woman to win medals at four Olympics in a single event.

To have her coaching me, and trying to absorb everything I can from her, I’ll cherish it forever.

Getting to hug her straight after the competition was so emotional, but embracing her was so special to me.

28 August 20:45 (JST): A world record for South Africa in athletics

A massive T61 world record for South Africa's Ntando Mahlangu - 7.02m in the men's T63 long jump final. He currently sits in second place behind Denmark's Daniel Wagner who managed a Paralympic record jump.

28 August 20:40 (JST): Swiss champion Marcel Hug wins the 5000m T54 in a wheelchair he helped design

Switzerland's Marcel Hug storms to gold in the 5000m T54 in a wheelchair he helped design with Swiss engineers.
This is Hug's third gold medal at the Paralympic Games after having won two gold medals in the 800m T54 and the marathon T54 in Rio.

READ MORE: Switzerland's Marcel hug hopes to stand out at Tokyo 2020 in a wheelchair he designed

Marcel Hug SUI celebrates as he wins the Athletics Men's 5000m - T53/54 final in the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, Saturday 28 August 2021. Photo: OIS/Bob Martin. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
Marcel Hug SUI celebrates as he wins the Athletics Men's 5000m - T53/54 final in the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, Saturday 28 August 2021. Photo: OIS/Bob Martin. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
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28 August 20:35 (JST): China PR win gold in mixed team - W1 archery event

After breaking five of the Paralympic records yesterday, China PR - with duo CHEN Minyi and ZHANG Tianxin - lived up to expectations after scoring 138 against Czech Republics 138.

28 August 20:35 (JST): In his own words

Ahead of the wheelchair rugby finals between Team USA and Great Britain this Sunday 28 August, Charles Aoki said:

We’re going to play a great team tomorrow but I think that if we do what we need to do, we’re going to end up with gold.”

28 August 20:24 (JST): History made for Ethiopia 🇪🇹

African champion Tigist Gezahagn Men'ig'stu has become Ethiopia's first ever Paralympic gold medallist after winning the women's 1,500m T13

28 August 19:56 (JST): Swimming gold medal round up

On night four at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre there was plenty of gold up for offer. Check out the list of gold medal winners below 👏

Yevhenii Bohodaiko (Ukraine) - 100m Breaststroke SB6 

Maisie Summers-Newton (Great Britain) - 100m Breaststroke SB6

Maksym Krypak (Ukraine) - 100m Freestyle S10

Aurelie Rivard (Canada) - 100m Freestyle S10

Roman Zhdanov (RPC) - 150m Individual medley SM4

LIU You (PR China) - 150m Individual medley SM4

Jesus Hernandez (Mexico) - 150m Individual Medley - SM3

Mykhailo Serbin (Ukraine) - 100m Backstroke - S11

CAI Liwen (PR China) - 100m Backstroke - S11

Denys Dubrov (Ukraine) - 200m Individual Medley - SM8

Jessica Long (USA) - 200m Individual Medley - SM8

Andrei Granichka (RPC) - 100m Breaststroke - SB5

Yelyzaveta Mereshko (Ukraine) - 100m Breaststroke - SB5

Great Britain - Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay - S14

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28 August 19:30 (JST): Wheelchair Rugby gold and bronze medal matches decided

Great Britain and USA will meet in the gold medal match tomorrow (29 August) after victories over Japan and Australia.

The result sees Australia and Japan battle it out for the bronze medal.

It is the first time Great Britain has reached the final of the wheelchair rugby competition. Their best finish to date was three fourth-place finishes (Atlanta 1996, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008).

The Bronze medal match is at 16:00 JST followed by the gold medal match at 18:00 JST

28 August 19:20 (JST) Judo concludes with three more gold medals for Azerbaijan and one for Uzbekistan

Azerbaijan added to their gold rush yesterday by adding three more gold medals today, bringing the country's gold medal tally to five!

Two gold medals were produced after a waza-ari from Sevda Valiyeva in the women's -57kg and Khanim Huseynova in the women's 63kg plus an ippon from Huseyn Rahimli in the men's -81kg.

Meanwhile, Feruz Sayidov (Uzbekistan) took gold in the - 73kg after beating Kazakhstan's Temirzhan Daulet with an ippon.

READ MORE: Gold rush for Azerbaijan on Day 1 of judo competition at Tokyo 2020 (published 27 August 2021)

28 August 19:00 (JST): Athletics begins evening session

The athletics are back underway with the men's javelin F57. There will be nine medal events at the Olympic Stadium tonight.

28 August 18:23 (JST): PR China clean sweep in swimming

It's 1-2-3 for PR China in the women's 100m Backstroke - S11 as CAI Liwen touches first for gold in a world record time of 1:13.46. She smashed her teammate and silver medallist WANG Xinyi's world record by almost three seconds.

LI Guizhi around out the clean sweep by clinching bronze.

28 August 17:30 (JST): TAN Yuijao tops women's -67kg final

People's Republic of China's TAN Yuijao had one target going into Tokyo - to win and defend her title in the women's -67kg finals. And so she did in dominant fashion. She lifted 125kg in her first attempt and went made her best lift of 133kg to win gold.

READ MORE: TAN Yuijao - Hold up my own sky

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03:  Silver medalist Yujiao Tan of China competes in the Women's -67.50 kg Powerlifting on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on September 3, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Silver medalist Yujiao Tan of China competes in the Women's -67.50 kg Powerlifting on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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28 August 17:25 (JST): World record smashed in the swimming

Canada's Aurelie Rivard has swum her way to gold in the women's 100m freestyle S10 in a world record time of 58.14. She had already broken the world record earlier today in qualifiers (58.60).

Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, we spoke to the swimmer about her preparation.

Read more: Aurelie Rivard is swimming every day like it is her last

28 August 17:18 (JST): World record and gold in swimming

Ukraine’s Maksym Krypak has won gold in the men’s 100m freestyle S10 in a world record time of 50.64.

28 August 17:10 (JST) - US archer Matt Stutzman heaps praise on Italian fencer Bebe Vio

Matt Stutzman has lavished praise on Bebe Vio after she singled out the Team USA star as her “Tokyo 2020 idol”.

The 38-year-old spoke to Olympics.com after qualifying for the last eights of the para archery tournament with a 142-139 victory over India’s Shyam Sundar Swami at the Yumenoshima Final Field.

READ MORE: Matt Stutzman: 'Bebe Vio is my idol...she's amazing'

Matt Stutzman and Bebe Vio.
Matt Stutzman and Bebe Vio.
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28 August 17:00 (JST): Boccia individual pool rounds intensify

With the Boccia pool rounds happening all throughout the day, we've already seen some of the sport's greats taking the leaderboard.

Earlier today, Great Britain's David Smith beat his opponent ZHANG Qi 7-1 and Grigorios Polychronidis from Greece defeated Japan's TAKAHASHI Kazuki 7-2.

READ MORE: Boccia legend Grigorios Polychronidis looks to seal first Paralympic individual gold at Tokyo 2020

Grigorios Polychronidis of Greece competes in the Boccia - Mixed Pairs - BC3 Bronze Medal Match during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
Grigorios Polychronidis of Greece competes in the Boccia - Mixed Pairs - BC3 Bronze Medal Match during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
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28 August 16:45 (JST): Athletics morning session round-up

Before athletics return this evening, here's a list of all the gold medal winners in the morning session.

Men's
Aleksandr Iaremchuk (RPC) - 1500m - T46
Yassine Ouhdadi el Atabi (Spain) - 5000m T13
Kim Lopez Gonzalez - shot put - F12

Women's
LIU Cuiqing (People's Republic of China) - 400m - T11
Nozimakhon Kayumova (Uzbekistan) - javelin throw - F13
Fleur Jong (Netherlands) - long jump - T64
Susannah Scaroni - 5000m - T54
Mokhigul Khamdamova - discus throw - F57

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28 August 16:03 (JST): Play in wheelchair tennis delayed

Play on all outside courts (1-9) at the Ariake Tennis Park will not begin before 17:00 JST due to anticipated weather conditions.

Centre court is in play as scheduled with the roof closed.

28 August 14:21 (JST): Wheelchair rugby semi-finals underway

The first of two semi-finals in wheelchair rugby is underway with Japan and Great Britain looking to secure a place in the gold medal match.

The match will be followed by a re-match of the Rio 2016 gold medal game with reigning Paralympic champions Australia taking on the USA.

28 August 14:17 (JST): In his words

It was a silver medal to Australia's Jaryd Clifford in the men's 5,000m T12. After the race, the 22-year-old revealed he is dedicating his performances at Tokyo 2020 to his grandfather.

I want to shoutout to my Pa. He had tickets to the race today, he didn’t make it.

He passed away a few months ago. Today and the next few days, I’m running for him. I know he’d be proud of me whatever the result.

Jaryd Clifford to Channel 7

28 August 14:00 (JST): Team Malaysia wins first gold at Tokyo 2020; Amalia Perez wins fourth Paralympic gold of her career

Bonnie Bunyau Gustin won Malaysia's first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 after scoring a best lift of 228kg in the men's 72kg powerlifting event beating Egypt's Attia Mahmoud and Great Britain's Micky Yule for the top podium.

Meanwhile, Mexico's Amalia Perez has won her fourth gold medal of her career today in the women's 61kg. She previously won gold in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 and two silvers in Athens and Sydney in other weight categories.

28 August 13:00 (JST): In her own words

Tatyana Mcfadden reacts after winning a bronze medal in T54 5000m - the 18th Paralympic medal of her stellar career.

It’s amazing. That was textbook work today. It worked out beautifully.
Seeing [Susana Scaroni] go out in front I just wanted her to do her thing.
I knew she was really strong.

28 August 12:46 (JST): World record and gold for Great Britain on Cycling Track

Kadeena Cox, Jaco van Gass and Jody Cundy win the mixed C1-5 750m team sprint in 47.579 beating the world record set just hours earlier by the People's Republic of China in the qualifying race.

PR China finished only 0.106 seconds behind Great Britain in the gold medal race.

Meanwhile earlier in the day husband and wife Neil and Lora Fachie each takes a gold medal on their own. Neil won gold in the men's B 1000m time trial while Lora claimed gold in the women's B 3000m individual pursuit final.

What a way to end the Cycling Track events at Tokyo 2020!

28 August 11:52 (JST): Outdoor matches delayed in wheelchair tennis

Play on all outside courts (1-9) at the Ariake Tennis Park will not begin before 15:00 today due to anticipated weather conditions.

Centre court is in play as scheduled with the roof closed.

28 August 10:46 (JST): Fleur Jong of the Netherlands breaks world record in her first jump

Fleur Jong breaks a world record after jumping 6.16 in the women's long jump event at T62.

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28 August 10:46 (JST): Track Cycling world record alert

Lora Fachie and pilot Corrine Hall have beaten the women's B 3000m individual pursuit time world record during qualifying - 3:19.483.

They'll race for gold at 11:54 (JST) against Ireland's Katie-George Dunlevy.

28 August 10:33 (JST): Athletics world record alert

Spain's Kim Lopez has secured the world record and gold medal with a throw of 17.04m in the men's shot put F12

28 August 10:20 (JST): Susannah Scaroni new Paralympic champion in women's 5,000m T54

USA's Susannah Scaroni has smashed the Paralympic record on her way to gold in the women's 5,000m T54. She crossed the line in a time of 10:52.57 - almost 15 seconds fastest than the time Tatyana McFadden set at Rio 2016.

McFadden clinched bronze in a tight finish with Switzerland's Manuela Schaer, the world record holder, taking silver.

28 August 9:56 (JST): First gold of the day in athletics

Spain's Yassine Ouhdadi El Ataby has clinched gold in the men's 5,000m T13 in the final lap, powering home to beat Australia's Jaryd Clifford. Bronze went to RPC's Aleksandr KOSTIN.

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 28:  Yassine Ouhdadi El Ataby of Team Spain celebrates after winning gold medal in Men's 5000m - T12 final on day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 28: Yassine Ouhdadi El Ataby of Team Spain celebrates after winning gold medal in Men's 5000m - T12 final on day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
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28 August 9:54 (JST): Swimming World Record alert

A new world record in the women's 150m individual medley SM4 with YU Liu touching at 2:39.39 during her heat.

28 August 9:50 (JST): First medals in table tennis awarded

They've been playing since Day 1 but now we officially have our first medals in table tennis with men's singles class 4 bronze going to Nesim Turan of Turkey and Maxime Thomas of France.

28 August 9:38 (JST): Susana Rodriguez lead from start to win gold

Spain's Susana Rodriguez has become a Paralympic Champion in the women's PTVI. The three-time world champion lead from start to finish, crossing the line four seconds ahead of silver medallist Anna Barbaro of Italy.

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 28: Susana Rodriguez and guide Sara Loehr of Team Spain react as they cross the finish line to win the gold medal during the women's PTVI Triathlon on day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Odaiba Marine Park on August 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 28: Susana Rodriguez and guide Sara Loehr of Team Spain react as they cross the finish line to win the gold medal during the women's PTVI Triathlon on day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Odaiba Marine Park on August 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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28 August 9:31 (JST): Snyder takes gold in men's PTVI

Brad Snyder is now a Paralympic champion in two sports. The five-time Paralympic Swimming medallist made the switch to the triathlon for Tokyo 2020.

Spain's Jose Luis Garcia Serrano clinched the silver with Japan's YONEOKA Satoru claiming bronze.

28 August 9:19 (JST): Women enter the run

The women's PTVI athletes have started the run with Spain's Susana Rodriguez still holding the lead with Canada's Jessica Tuomela second and Anna Barbaro of Italy in third.

28 August 9:14 (JST): We're into the run

The men's PTVI are into the run with Brad Snyder still leading the way.

Spain's Jose Luis Garcia Serrano has moved up to third over Japan's YONEOKA Satoru.

At some point on the run, Kyle Coon will have to serve a 10-second penalty for placing equipment outside the box.

28 August 9:10 (JST): Cycling leg check-in

In the men's PTVI the triathletes have just headed into their 3 of their 4 laps in the cycling leg (15km mark). Brad Snyder is still in the lead with USA team mate Kyle Coon in second and Japan's YONEOKA Satoru in third.

Over in the women's, Spain's Susana Rodriguez still holds the lead with Canada's Jessica Tuomela second and Anna Barbaro of Italy in third.

28 August 8:41 (JST): First athlete out of the water

Brad Snyder is the first one out of the water for the men's PTVI as he begins his bike leg.

28 August 8:35 (JST): Triathlon is back underway

And they're off in the men's PTVI with the first wave of athletes with the women's PTVI entering the water for the swim leg shortly after.

The second wave of athletes in both races has also now set off.

28 August 7:50 (JST): USA's Alyssa Seely takes gold in women's PTS2

Reigning champ Alyssa Seely claimed victory in women's PTS2 followed by teammate Hailey Danz and Italy's Veronica Yoko Plebani.

Every second counts when it comes to triathlon. Seely finished with a time of 1:14:03 whilst Danz followed just .55 seconds later.

28 August 7:35 (JST): Alexis Hanquinquant wins gold in men's PTS4

Alexis Hanquinquant has won the first gold medal of the day for France. The three-time world champion led the race all the way through and clocked in at a blistering time of 59:58. UDA Hideki, who made his Paralympic debut at the home Games, takes silver and Spain's Alejandro Sanchez Palomero claimed bronze.

28 August 7:25 (JST): USA's Hailey Danz takes the lead

Hailey Danz returns to the top of the pack after overtaking Great Britain's Fran Brown in the women's PTS2.

Meanwhile, Frenchman Alexis Hanquinquant is still in the lead in the men's with Japan's UDA Hideki and Spain's Alejandro Sanchez Palomero trailing behind.

28 August 7:00 (JST): Melissa Stockwell guns for another triathlon medal

While the battle for podium intensifies, read our exclusive interview with Rio 2016 bronze medallist Melissa Stockwell about her journey to Paralympic glory.

READ MORE: Melissa Stockwell - From wounded soldier to Paralympian

28 August 6:30 (JST): Full speed ahead for triathlon

Triathlon takes centre stage in day 4 of Tokyo 2020 with the men's PTS4 and women's PTS2.

28 August 6:30 (JST): Good morning Day 4!

An action-packed day 4 is already underway at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Let's take you through this morning's proceedings.

The triathlon is already underway at Odaiba Marine Park.

At 9:00 JST, archery commences with the men's individual compound open with two medal events in the mixed team happening in the evening.

Competition in the men's and women's table tennis continues at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium before medal events start at 10:20 with the men's singles semi-final.

And lastly, the swimming heats are back on this morning at Tokyo Aquatic Centre with medal events starting at 17:00

We also have several more events beginning throughout the day so sit back and relax as we take you through Day 4 of action at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.