Highlights: Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Day 5

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Charles Aoki #5 of Team United States passes the ball against Jim Roberts #9 of Team Great Britain during the gold medal wheelchair rugby match on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Yoyogi National Stadium on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Charles Aoki #5 of Team United States passes the ball against Jim Roberts #9 of Team Great Britain during the gold medal wheelchair rugby match on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Yoyogi National Stadium on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

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

29 August 23:05 (JST): Highlights of previous days

If you missed the action of the first four days, you can relive it with our highlights summary below

29 August 22:15 (JST): People's Republic of China win the team foil gold medal match

After winning in the men's team foil, People's Republic of China held off the challenge from Italy and won the women's team foil gold medal match scoring 45-41.

The Chinese powerhouse have now won three out of four of the team events in epee and foil.

29 August 22:15 (JST): Salum Ageze Kashafali of Norway storms to gold and breaks world record in 100m

Salum Ageze Kashafali made a world record-breaking run of 10.43 to clinch gold in the T12 100m event held at the Olympic Stadium. The Norwegian was the fastest of the pack followed by Noah Malone from USA who clocked in 10.66 and RPC's Roman Tarasov at 10.88.

And for our round up, here are the gold medal winners in today's athletics evening session:

Men's
Roderick Townsend (USA)
Gerard Descarrega Puigdevall (Spain) - 400m - T11
Jason Smyth (Ireland) - 100m T13
Pongsakan Paeyo - 400m T53
Daniel Romanchuk - 400m T54
SATO Tomoki - 1500m T52

Women's
ZHOU Xia - 200m T35
Madison de ROZARIO (Australia) - 800m
WEN Xiaoyan (People's Republic of China) - long jump - T37
Manuela Schaer (Switzerland) - 800m T54
ZOU Lijuan - javelin throw - F34

29 August 22:07(JST): In her own words...

Great Britain's Natasha Baker reacts after winning gold in the dressage Team test to Music event at the Equestrian Park.

We're all just so immensely proud of everything that our horses have done these last few days, and the way that they've dealt with it.

They've been such professionals.

29 August 22:00 (JST): Our review of the wheelchair rugby finals between Great Britain and USA

In case you missed today's action, check out our review below.

READ MORE: Great Britain create history with gold in Wheelchair Rugby at Tokyo 2020

29 August 21:22 (JST) PR China wins men's foil team

Not a lot of surprises here as People's Republic of China proved their class once again after beating Great Britain in the men's foil team gold medal match at Makuhari Messe Hall 45-38.

Up next are the women's foil team event between PR China and Italy led by Bebe Vio.

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Hu Daoling of Team China and Oliver Lam-Watson of Great Britain compete during the Men's Team Foil Gold Medal Match on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Makuhari Messe on August 29, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Hu Daoling of Team China and Oliver Lam-Watson of Great Britain compete during the Men's Team Foil Gold Medal Match on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Makuhari Messe on August 29, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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29 August 21:12 (JST): Powerlifting round up

Here are the gold medal winners for powerlifting on day 5 of competition

Men's
Omar Sami Hamadeh Qarada (Jordan) -49kg
David Degtyarve (Kazakhstan) -54kg

Women's
GUO Lingling (PR China) -41kg
Latifat Tijani (Nigeria) -45kg

29 August 20:42 (JST): Japan's SATO Tomoki wins second gold in athletics

After sailing through gold in the men's 400m - T52 last Friday 27 August, Sato blew away the competition again in the men's 1500m - T52 and clocked a blistering Paralympic record time of 3:29.13 to win gold.

I achieved this because the organising committee and all the volunteers welcomed and supported the warriors in a special environment.

I could not have won the gold medal alone because of the support of so many people. This feeling will never go away.

29 August 20:40 (JST): Great Britain win in the dressage team to music

The triple threat of - Lee Pearson, Natasha Baker and Sophie Wells - came away with gold at the equestrian dressage team to music event after scoring 229.905 per cent followed by the Netherlands with 229.249 and USA at 224.352. Congratulations ParalympicsGB.

29 August 20:30 (JST): Judo round up

Here are the five gold medal winners for the judo competition at day 5 of Tokyo 2020

Men's
Elliott Stewart (Great Britain) -90kg
Christopher Skelley (Great Britain) -100kg
Mohammad Kheirollahzadeh (Islamic Republic of Iran) -  +100kg

Women's
Alana Maldonado (Brazil) -70kg
Dursadaf Karimova (Azerbaijan) -  +70kg

29 August 20:27 (JST): PR China win mixed team compound gold medal

It was a hard-fought all the way through but PR China hit their golden target after winning against Turkey by one point 153-152.

29 August 20:00 (JST): Swimming round up for day 5

Here are the gold medal winners in today's swimming competition

Mark Malyar (Israel) - 400m Freestyle S7
McKenzie Coan (USA) - 400m Freestyle S7
YAMAGUCHI Naohide (Japan) - 100m Breaststroke SB14
Michelle Alonso Morales (Spain) - 100m Breaststroke SB14
Simone Barlaam (Italy) - 50m Freestyle S9
ZOU Liankang (PR China) - 50m Backstroke S3
Arjola Trimi (Italy) - 50m Backstroke S3
Ihar Boki (Belarus) - 50m Freestyle S13
Marina Caroline Gomes Santiago (Brazil) - 50m Freestyle S13
Dmitrii Cherniaev (RPC) - 100m Breaststroke SB4
Fanni Illes (Hungary) - 100m Breaststroke SB4
Gabriel Geraldo dos Santos Araujo (Brazil) - 200m Freestyle S2
MA Jia (PR China) - 50m Freestyle S11
Italy - 4x100m Freestyle Relay - 34 points

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Gold medalist Simone Barlaam of Team Italy poses during the medal ceremony the Men's 50m Freestyle - S9 Final on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Gold medalist Simone Barlaam of Team Italy poses during the medal ceremony the Men's 50m Freestyle - S9 Final on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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29 August 19:45 (JST): Five gold medals for PR China plus table tennis round up

PR China continued to power through and assert their dominance with five gold medal wins and two silvers.

Here are the gold medal winners from China:

Men's
YAN Shuo - singles class 7

Women's
XUE Juan - singles class 3
ZHOU Ying - singles class 4
ZHANG Bian - class 5
MAO Jingdian - singles class 8

Others
Valentin Baus (Germany) - men's singles class 5
Patryk Chosnowski (Poland) - men's singles - class 10
Peter Palos (Hungary) - men's singles class 11

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Yan Shuo of Team China celebrates his gold medal against  Will Bayley of Team Great Britain in mens singles class 7 gold medal match table tennis on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Yan Shuo of Team China celebrates his gold medal against Will Bayley of Team Great Britain in mens singles class 7 gold medal match table tennis on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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29 August 19:25 (JST): History made: Great Britain win first ever medal in wheelchair rugby

Great Britain have defeated Team USA 54-49 in one of the most epic and nail-biting finals in Paralympic wheelchair rugby history.

They have become the first ever European team to win in the sport. Meanwhile Team USA are not coming home empty-handed but with silver on their hands. Well done to both ParalympicsGB and USA!

29 August 19:20 (JST): Boxes for medals

Great Britain's Jody Cundy, who won silver in C4-5 1000m time trial and gold in the mixed C1-5 750 team sprint shows off how these medals will be cased in these top of the line medal boxes.

29 August 19:10 (JST): Italy's Simone Barlaam wins in the 50m freestyle

Italy's Simone Barlaam was one of the top favourites going into the swimming competition and he has lived up to those expectations when he blasted the 50m freestyle S9 final and touched the wall first with a time of 20.41

But how much do you know about this 21-year-old athlete. Watch the video below from Para swimming.

29 August 18:55 (JST): Athletics to restart at 19:00

Up next in athletics are gold medal matches in shot put, long jump, discuss throw, javelin throw plus finals in 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.

29 August 18:30 (JST): Second gold medal for Japan in swimming

Host nation Japan are enjoying success in the water after YAMAGUCHI Naohide clinched a gold medal in 100m breaststroke SB14 class, following SUZUKI Takayuki's gold medal in men's 100m freestyle S4 last 26 August.

When I finished I thought, oh, I've done it in 1 minute and 3 seconds, which I've always wanted to do.

29 August 17:55 (JST): Ryley Batt for Paris 2024?

With two Paralympic gold medals and a silver under his belt, Australian Ryley Batt is one of the wheelchair rugby greats. But after all that success, will the world see him back for a fifth Paralympic Games?

I’ve definitely got gas left in the tank, I just want to take a few months out and get back to a life with my family and friends and enjoy it.

I’ll be back and who knows, we might try to get that gold back in Paris in 2024.

I’m going to take some time and think about life. Doesn’t mean I’m retiring, doesn’t mean I’m not.

29 August 17:10 (JST): USA's Mckenzie Coan wins gold in women's 400m freestyle

Mckenzie Coan blasted through the women's 400m freestyle S7 and touched the wall first at 5:05.84 followed by Giulia Terzi of Italy and Julia Gafney of USA.

READ MORE: Mckenzie Coan: Tokyo is going to be something special (Interview June 2021)

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: McKenzie Coan of Team United States reacts after winning the gold medal in the Women's 400m Freestyle - S7 Final on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: McKenzie Coan of Team United States reacts after winning the gold medal in the Women's 400m Freestyle - S7 Final on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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29 August 17:10 (JST): Brazil's Alana Maldonado wins gold for Brazil in judo

Brazilian judoka star Alana Maldonado can now add a gold medal in her trophy cabinet. After winning silver in her home Games at Rio 2016, Maldonado brought her prowess back in the mat at Tokyo 2020 during the gold medal match against Georgia's Ina Kaldani in the women's -70kg - B2 class finishing off with a waza-ari.

This is Maldonado's second Paralympic Games.

29 August 16:11 (JST): In his own words

Great Britain's James Fox reacts after securing gold in the PR3 mixed coxed event and for remaining unbeaten in the sport in 11 years.

We're incredibly tough on ourselves, we're always pushing the standard. People often talk about complacency with us, it's just not an option for us.

We're just so happy to be part of this.

READ MORE: Super Sunday for Great Britain's gold medal winning rowing crews at Tokyo 2020

29 August 15:34 (JST): Japan take bronze in wheelchair rugby

Japan have defeated the reigning Paralympic champions to win bronze 60-52. It was an emotionally victory for the host nation, thanking all those in the stadium (mainly the volunteers) after the match ended.

Up next in the gold medal match between USA and Great Britain at 18:00 JST.

29 August 14:22 (JST): Reigning champions Brazil beat PR China in the opening match of football 5-a-side

Brazil showed off their imperious form in the field to outlast PR China. The four-time Paralympic gold medallists beat their opponents 3-0 on the first day of football 5-a-side.

READ MORE: Brazil - Reigning champions of football 5-a-side

Gold medallists Brazil celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the football 5-a-side - Men's Gold Medal Match at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
Gold medallists Brazil celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the football 5-a-side - Men's Gold Medal Match at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
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29 August 14:00 (JST): Mariana d'Andrea wins Brazil's first gold medal in powerlifting

Mariana d'Andrea outclassed PR China's XU Lili to win Brazil's first powerlifting gold medal at Paralympics. The Brazilian athlete did her best lift of 137 at her third attempt which secured her a three-point lead against her Chinese opponent (134)

Meanwhile Souhad Ghazouani won bronze after lifting 132kg.

29 August 13:30 (JST): In his own words

Abdelkareem Mohammad Ahmad Khattab from Jordan reacts after winning gold in the men's -88kg powerlifting event, beating China PR's YE Jixiong 231-220

It’s about medals, not numbers. I will lift whatever it takes to win the gold medal. If I had to lift 250kg today that would have been no problem.

I have done it at home in Jordan

29 August 12:50 (JST): PHOTO: Brazil's Gabriel Geraldo dos Santos Araujo poses after competing in men's 200m freestyle - S2 heat

(Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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29 August 12:50 (JST): Gold medal round up in rowing

Ukraine's Roman Polianskyi holds on to crown after defeating rival Erik Horrie (AUS) in the PR1 men's single sculls. This is Polianskyi's second gold medal at the Paralympic Games.

Meanwhile here are the gold medallists for rowing:

  • Birgit Lovise Roekkum Skarstein (Norway) - PR1 women's single sculls - PR1W1x
  • Great Britain - PR2 mixed double sculls - Pr2Mix2x
  • Great Britain - Mixed coxed four - PR3Mix4

READ MORE: Hardships help Ukrainian Para rower Roman Polianskyi become stronger

29 August 12:40 (JST): If you have a dream, chase it

After finishing with a bronze medal in the women's 100m T34 final this morning, Australia's Robyn Lambird shared this message in a post-race interview:

I just want to show all the kids out there - with disabilities or not - if you have a dream, chase it ... there's always a way, and you can find that way.

Robyn Lambird, Australia to Channel 7

29 August 12:10 (JST): Gold medal round up in Athletics morning session

Congratulations to all the gold medallists in this mornings athletics events. Check out the full list below ⬇️

  • Oksana Zubkovska (Ukraine) - Women's Long Jump T12
  • Elvin Astanov (Azerbaijan) - Men's Shot Put F53
  • YAO Juan (PR China) - Women's Discus Throw F64
  • Hannah Cockroft (Great Britain) - Women's 100m T34
  • Denis Gnezdilov (RPC) - Men's Shot Put F40
  • SHI Yiting (PR China) - Women's 200m T36

29 August 12:00 (JST): When you thought you won but...

Iraq’s Garrah Tnaiash thought he won gold with his last throw of the shot put F40 final after breaking the world record (11.16m) and began celebrating before Deni Gnezdilov of the RPC stepped up and beat him by 1cm.

But there was no loved lost between the two athletes, hugging each other to celebrate their medals.

29 August 11:59 (JST): In the Athletes Village

Japan's men's wheelchair basketball team member are ready for their match against Spain tonight at 20:30 (JST).

FURUSAWA shared this photo of the team inside the Athletes' Village, thanking fans for their support.

29 August 11:40 (JST): One of every colour

The Netherlands Lisa Kruger now has a medal of every colour at the Paralympic Games. So far the swimmer has won a bronze (100m freestyle S10) and silver (100m breaststroke SB9) at Tokyo 2020.

Well done Lisa 👏👏

29 August 11:34 (JST): Japan won first football 5-a-side match against France

Host nation Japan dazzled in their opening match today against France by beating them 4-0. It's a disappointing loss for London 2012 silver medallists France who's out at Tokyo 2020 for redemption after failing to qualify at Rio.

READ MORE: Vive la revolution: France plans football 5-a-side renaissance at Tokyo 2020

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Satoru Hinata (L) of Team Japan and Babacar Niang of Team France compete in the Football 5-a-side Preliminary Round Group A match on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Aomi Urban Sports Park on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Satoru Hinata (L) of Team Japan and Babacar Niang of Team France compete in the Football 5-a-side Preliminary Round Group A match on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Aomi Urban Sports Park on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
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29 August 11:20 (JST): World record for PR China's YAO Juan in women's discus throw F44

Reigning Paralympic champion YAO Juan eclipsed all competition after making her best throw at 44.73 in her sixth attempt to clinch gold. This is Yao's second gold medal at the event, but her fourth gold medal over a career spanning two decades.

29 August 11:10 (JST) Bhavina Patel from India smashes her way to earn silver in table tennis

Bhavina Patel has had a stellar campaign at Tokyo 2020 and was also spectacular during the finals against PR China's ZHOU Ying. Whilst the Chinese athlete dominated three of the rounds, Patel put up a fight all throughout to win India's first ever medal in table tennis at the Paralympics.

29 August 11:05 (JST): Norway gets first gold at Tokyo in rowing

Birgit Lovise Roekkum Skarstein blitzed the field to win gold in the PR1 women's single sculls final ahead of Israel's Moran Samuel and French rower Nathalie Benoit.

29 August 10:30 (JST): Valentin Bus of Germany beats PR China's CAO Ningning

Valentin won the first table tennis gold medal of the day after beating reigning champion CAO Ningning 3-2 in the men's single class 5. CAO who won gold back in Rio now settles for silver.

29 August 10:25 (JST): World Record and gold in Athletics

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft has beaten her own world record to clinch gold in the women's 100m T34 final. The five-time Paralympic champion crossed in a time of 16.39 seconds. Fellow Briton Kare Adenegan clinched silver while Robyn Lambird of Australia claimed bronze

29 August 09:35 (JST): Lauren Steadman wins in Triathlon

Great Britain's Lauren Steadman has won Paralympic gold in the women's PTS5. She went one better than her performance in Rio 2016 where she won silver in the sports Paralympic Games debut. USA's Grace Norman, the defending champion, took silver while Claire Cashmore crossed third for bronze.

29 August 09:30 (JST): Over to the athletics

Proceedings are underway at the Olympic Stadium with six medal event in the morning session.

First up is the women's long jump T12.

29 August 09:29 (JST): What a finish in the triathlon!

Germany's Martin Schulz is a back-to-back Paralympic champion. The Rio 2016 gold medallist found an extra gear in the last 2km of the run during the men's PTS5 to take the lead from Great Britain's George Peasgood (silver) with Canada's Daniel Stefan giving everything he had to hold onto the bronze medal.

29 August 09:10 (JST): Running leg begins

Great Britain's George Peasgood is still in the lead for the men's PTS5 while Great Britain's Lauren Steadman has taken the lead in the women's event as they head into the run.

29 August 08:44 (JST): Grace Norman and George Peasgood lead after swim

The USA's Grace Norman (women's PTS5) and Great Britain's George Peasgood (men's PTS5) lead their respective races head into the cycling leg.

The athletes now set in for s 20km bike ride around Tokyo's Bay area.

29 August 08:30 (JST): Back underway in the triathlon

We will finish this mornings proceedings at Odaiba Marine Park with the men's and women's triathlon PTS5.

This will be the final triathlon race of Tokyo 2020.

29 August 07:55 (JST) USA's Kendall Gretsch wins gold

It was a dramatic finish to the podium as Kendall Gretsch crosses the finish line by one second over Australia's Lauren Parker. This is Gretsch's first gold medal in a Summer Games having already won two gold medals in skiing at Pyeongchang 2018. Meanwhile, this is also the first Paralympic medal for Lauren Parker.

Eva Maria Pedral Pedrero of Spain claimed bronze after crossing the finish line eight seconds later.

29 August 07:45 (JST) Jetze Platt remains king of PTWC triathlon

Jetze Platt has won gold in the men's triathlon PTWC after leading the race throughout and crossed the finish line first with a time of 57:51.

Meanwhile, Austria's Florian Brungraber overtook Italian Giovanni Achenza to grab silver whilst the Italian claimed bronze.

29 Aug 07:30 (JST): Yesterday's winners

If you missed yesterday's action in triathlon, take a look at some of these highlights:

29 Aug 06:52 (JST): First lap done

The first athletes through to the first lap are Italy's Giovanni Achenza and Netherlands' Jetze Platt, who's out to defend his title at Tokyo 2020.

In the women's side, the Australians are making a good head start. Lauren Parker and Lauren Parker are now on the bike course after the swimming stage.

29 Aug 06:35 (JST): Rules of the sport

The swim will consist of a single 750m lap, followed by four 5km laps and a final run with four laps of 1.25km.

29 Aug 06:33 (JST): Triathlon: PTWC men and women

Triathlon is underway with the men's and women's PTWC.

We have the Netherlands Jetze Plat and Japan's KIMURA Jumpei lining up for the men's and USA's Kendall Gretsch competing in the women's.

29 August 6:30 (JST): Good morning Day 5!

An action-packed day 5 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 8:30 JST, wheelchair fencing commences with preliminaries in men's and women's team foil before medal matches at 17:30.

Football 5-a-side will commence today with host nation Japan facing France; and reigning champions Brazil against People's Republic of China.

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 5 of action at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.