Paralympics LIVE: Latest updates on athletics, swimming, archery and more on day 6 of Tokyo 2021


Jonnie Peacock of Team Great Britain (C) competes competes in in Men’s 100m on day 5

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Day six of the Tokyo Paralympics has kicked off with two further gold medals for Great Britain, with Andrew Small and Phoebe Paterson Pine claiming more success before Jonnie Peacock defends his title in the men’s T64 100m final later this afternoon.

Wheelchair racer Small outlasted his rivals to win the men’s T33 100m final while archer Paterson Pine won the individual compound open division gold medal by a single point as she defeated Chile’s Mariana Zuniga in the final.

Sprinter Peacock goes for his third Paralympic gold at 12:43pm BST at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo following his memorable victories in London and Rio. The 28-year-old took time away from the sport following Brazil for a mental break, while reclassification has placed him among a formidable field of rivals and he has also suffered with knee and hamstring injuries.

“This is what we train for, we’ve been training for five years now for this one moment,” he said. “I trained for five years for really 10, 11 seconds – or I guess 22 seconds, if you count the two races up, the heat and the final. This is what we’re here for, you’ve got to lay it all down on that track.”

Elsewhere, Ellie Robinson missed out on the defence of her title in the 50m butterfly S6 but was proud of reaching the final after suffering with her hip over the past year, while fellow swimmer Stephanie Millward saw her defence of the S6 100m backstroke title fall short as she finished outside of the medal positions.

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Tokyo paralympics 2020: day six so far

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Tokyo Paralympics: BRONZE for Jonnie Peacock in T64 100m final!

Hang on! I said it was too close to call, and Peacock has now been confirmed as third – he will share the bronze medal with Johannes Floors as there was nothing to separate them!

Jamie Braidwood30 August 2021 12:49

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Tokyo Paralympics: Jonnie Peacock fourth in T64 100m final

It’s fourth for Jonnie Peacock as he shares a hug with Streng as the German’s gold medal is confirmed. That was an incredible strong race.

Jamie Braidwood30 August 2021 12:46

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Tokyo Paralympics: Jonnie Peacock in T64 100m final

Streng takes it and Peacock is one of maybe three runners battling it out for bronze on the line – it was too close to call.

Jamie Braidwood30 August 2021 12:45

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Tokyo Paralympics: Jonnie Peacock in T64 100m final

It’s a good start from Peacock, but here comes Streng!

Jamie Braidwood30 August 2021 12:45

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Tokyo Paralympics: Jonnie Peacock in T64 100m final

Jamie Braidwood30 August 2021 12:44

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Tokyo Paralympics: Jonnie Peacock in T64 100m final

Here comes Jonnie Peacock ahead of the men’s T64 100m final as the double Paralympic champion makes his way into the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

Peacock qualified with the third fastest time overall and lines up in lane 4.

Jamie Braidwood30 August 2021 12:43

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Tokyo Paralympics: Jonnie Peacock in T64 100m final

We are around 10 minutes away from Jonnie Peacock going for his third Paralympic gold medal in the men’s T64 100m final.

Peacock will face stiff competition from German Felix Streng, who has run 10.72 this year, and his compatriot Johannes Floors, while American duo Jarryd Wallace and Jonathan Gore pose further threats.

“Every year it gets harder. The guys have really stepped up in my class over the last few years,” said Peacock. “We’ve got many, many people running very, very quick times; obviously there are a couple of Germans this year that I think are capable of going 10.6, maybe even quicker.

“I think that’s a stark contrast to Rio where we probably had one or two people dipping below 11 seconds. I think we’re likely to see incredibly fast races. I’m feeling good so far.

“I think if you’ve won a gold medal, that’s what you want to get, you don’t want to go in there looking for second. That’s what we’re aiming for but it’s not going to be easy.”

Jamie Braidwood30 August 2021 12:35

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Tokyo Paralympics: Silver for Natasha Baker in Grade III freestyle final!

Natasha Baker and horse Keystone Dawn Chorus were last up in the Grade III freestyle final and a brilliant score of 77.614 has secured them a place on the podium.

Denmark’s Tobias Thorning Joergensen wins gold with a score of 84.347 but Baker was able to beat Norwegian rider Cathrin Ann Lubbe’s mark of 76.447.

Baker’s silver adds to her bronze collected in the team event.

Jamie Braidwood30 August 2021 11:53

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Tokyo Paralympics: GB aim for medals in equestrian finals

ParalympicsGB have two medal hopefuls in the individual equestrian freestyle Grade II final, with Georgia Wilson and Lee Pearson both contending in the eight-person final shortly.

Pearson is a Paralympic champion after winning gold in Rio in the individual freestyle final and has already won a gold in Tokyo in the team event, while Wilson won bronze in the individual test event.

In the Grade III event, Natasha Baker is about to compete on horse Keystone Dawn Chorus.

Jamie Braidwood30 August 2021 11:30

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Tokyo Paralympics: GB’s Gordon Reid advances to quarter-finals

Gordon Reid is through to the last eight of the men’s wheelchair tennis singles following a comfortable 6-2 6-1 victory over Takashi Sanada.

Reid will face fourth seed Gustavo Fernandez in the quarter-finals tomorrow.

Alfie Hewitt, meanwhile, has been taken into a deciding set by Ruben Spaargaren. Hewitt won the opening set 6-1 but has been pegged back after his opponent took the second 6-2.

Jamie Braidwood30 August 2021 10:55



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