04.09.2021, 22:48

Shingo Kunieda makes it a golden treble after win at home Paralympic Games

 
Shingo Kunieda makes it a golden treble after win at home Paralympic Games

Japan's Shingo Kunieda is now a three-time Paralympic champion in the men’s wheelchair tennis singles event. (Photo: Tokyo 2020)   

Japan's Shingo Kunieda has become the first male wheelchair tennis player to win three individual Paralympic titles after winning gold in the men's singles at Tokyo 2020.


The already three-time Paralympic gold medallist took just over an hour to overcome the Netherlands' Tom Egberink in a straight sets victory (6-1 6-2) at Ariake Tennis Park on September 4.

The victory marks Kunieda's third Paralympic title in the men's singles - he won back-to-back titles at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. His other gold medal came from the men's doubles at Athens 2004.

Iran win men’s sitting volleyball for seventh time


Jitske Visser #6, Ilse Arts #2 and Bo Kramer #9 of Team Netherlands celebrate after defeating Team China to win the gold medal during the women's Wheelchair Basketball gold medal game. (Photo: Getty Images)

From beating host nation Japan in the quarter finals and Germany in the semi-finals, the Netherlands showed their dominance when they defeated China to in the final to capture their first-ever gold medal at the Paralympic Games.

Republic of Korea prevail to win their ninth consecutive boccia gold


Gold medalists Yejin Choi, Howon Jeong, and Hansoo Kim of Team Republic of Korea during the Boccia Pairs - BC3 Victory Ceremony. (Photo: Getty Images)

There were scenes of pure elation as the Republic of Korea's Choi Yejin, Kim Hansoo and Jeong Howon won the Pairs BC3 gold, beating Japan in a tense tiebreak.

It was the nation’s ninth consecutive boccia gold medal.

Badminton: Indonesia’s Leani Ratri Oktila wins first gold in possible Paralympic triple crown

Leani Ratri Oktila won the first of a possible Paralympic triple crown after a 2-0 win over China alongside teammate Sadiyah Khalimatus at the Yoyogi National Stadium.

The top-ranked Indonesian duo produced a scintillating display against Cheng Hefang and Ma Huihui to claim the first Paralympic gold medal in the category with a 21-18 21-12 win lasting 32 minutes.

Dragan Ristic wins his second medal in shooting, breaks world record


The medallists in the men's R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH2 pose on the podium.

Dragan Ristic of Serbia hit 3 birds in 1 today as he claimed his second medal in shooting. He hit a total score of 252.7 winning gold whilst breaking a world record and also a Paralympic record.

Serbia also hit another victory as teammate Zdravko Savanovic clinched silver with a score of 250.1. The bronze medal went to Ukraine's Vasyl Kovalchuk.

Athletics: Morocco’s Ayoub Sadni breaks world record in 400m T47


Ayoub Sadni of Team Morocco competes in the men’s 400m T47 heat at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on September 3. (Photo: Getty Images)

Morocco's Ayoub Sadni claimed gold in the men's 400m T47 and set a new world record after clocking in with a time of 47.38, surpassing Yohansson Nascimento's record of 49.21 set in London.

Two Brazilians Thomas Ruan de Moraes and Petrucio Ferreira dos Santos settled for silver and bronze, respectively.

Costa Rica wins first gold in Paralympics


Sherman Isido Guity Guity of Team Costa Rica celebrates winning the gold medal after competing in the men’s 200m T64 final at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on September 4. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sherman Isido Guity Guity made history today by winning gold in the men's 200m T64 and Costa Rica's first gold medal in Paralympics.

This is Guity Guity's second medal at the Games after winning silver in the men's 100m on August 30 where incidentally Germany's Felix Streng - who claimed silver after Guity in today's race - was the reigning champ in the 100m.

China’s Sun Pengxiang breaks own world record in javelin throw

China’s Sun Pengxiang took gold after a world-record breaking throw of 47.13 at his fifth attempt in men's javelin throw F41, surpassing his previous world record by almost 3m (44.35).

Canada’s Nathe Reich takes gold in men's 1500m

Canada's Nathe Reich stormed through gold in 3:58.92 in the men's 1500 T37 event, followed by Algeria's Abdelrim Kari and Australia's Deon Kenzie who took bronze.

Omara Durand claims third gold medal at Tokyo 2020


Omara Durand Elias of Team Cuba and guide Yuniol Kindelan Vargas competes in the women’s 200m T12 final at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on September 4. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cuba's Omara Durand Elias extended her rule by winning her third gold medal today at the Olympic stadium. In the women's 200m T12, she and her guide Yuniol Kindelan Vargas led the charge with no one coming close to cross the finish line with a time of 23.02, beating the world record.

This is Duran's third gold medal at Tokyo 2020 after winning 400m T12 on August 31 and the 100m T12 on September 2. The Cuban has also hit another milestone as she now holds eight Paralympic gold medals to her name.

Iran’s Aziziaghdam wins taekwondo K44 +75kg gold

World champion Asghar Aziziaghdam of Iran wins gold medal in taekwondo K44 +75kg after defeating Croatia’s Ivan Mikulic by 12-1.

Brazil win their fifth Paralympic gold medal in football 5-a-side

Brazil are still the kings of football 5-a-side. Whilst it was a closely-fought match with Brazil and Argentina unable to goal in the first set, Brazil broke the deadlock with a goal from Raimundo Mendes with just eight minutes to go. It was a goal that brought Brazil its fifth Paralympic Games in football 5-a-side.


Top 15 on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic medal count as of 10pm on September 4.


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