Teenage sensation Para swimmer Jiang Yuyan storms home to gold
sonnguyen 30-08-2021, 19:16
 
Teenage sensation Para swimmer Jiang Yuyan storms home to gold

Gold medallist Jiang Yuyan of Team China poses during the men's 50 Butterfly - S6 medal ceremony on day 6 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on August 30, 2021. (Photo: Getty Images)   

Jiang Yuyan became the youngest Paralympic gold medallist from China in this edition of the Paralympic Games after winning the women's 50m butterfly S6 held at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre on August 30.


The 16-year old clocked in a time of 34.69 to edge out Ireland's Nicole Turner, who came second 1.61 seconds later, followed by USA's Elizabeth Marks, who finished with a time of 36.83.

Jiang's sensational victory at her Paralympic debut had been apparent ever since she dived into the pool here in Japan's capital. While she didn't medal in her previous events (50m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle relay), she broke the world record and the Paralympic record at the same time during her heat in the women's 50m butterfly earlier in the day.

However, even with the gold medal hung around her neck, the teenage swimmer was slightly disappointed for not breaking her world record for the second time. She clocked 34.69 sec in the final, and a new world record of 34.56 sec in the heats.

Two gold medals in table tennis for Australia, plus a table-tennis round up

Australia's Lei Li Na and Yang Qian bring home two gold medals for Australia after winning their respective women's singles classes during the table tennis competitions at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Veteran Lei - who represented China between four Paralympic Games (Athens to Rio) - stunned China's Xiong Guiyan to win in the class 9 event in five set matches 6-11 11-5 11-5 9-11 11-5 that lasted for 31 minutes.

Meanwhile Yang - who also represented China in London and Rio - have beaten Brazil's Bruna Costa Alexandre in four set matches 13-11 6-11 11-7 11-9 to win gold in women's singles class 10.

Ihar Boki can't be stopped

Ihar Boki claimed his fifth Paralympic gold medal in the pool after winning the 200m individual medley SM13 with a world record time of 2:02.70. The swimmer is aiming to match his Paralympic medal haul from Rio 2016.

Clean sweep for China in pool

China have gone 1-2-3 in the men's 50m backstroke S5 with Zheng Tao beating his own world record time (31.42) to win gold. Ruan Jingsong and Wang Lichao finished with silver and bronze respectively.

Sanne Voets wins gold

Sanne Voets and her horse Demantur won gold in the individual freestyle test - Grade IV following a total score of 82.085. This is Voet's second medal at the Games following a silver in the dressage team test to music.

Ami Omer Dadaon breaks his own world record and wins gold

Ami Omer Dadaon of Israel stormed to victory in the men's 200m freestyle - S4 to set a new world record which he has previously set last June before the Paralympic Games.

Dadaon, who won gold in Rio in the same event, clocked in a blistering time of 2:44.84 and edged out Japan's SUZUKI Takayuki who touched the wall 10 seconds later. RPC's Roman Zhdanov came in third with a time of 13.64.

France's Fabien Lamirault defends crown in men's singles class 2 table tennis

Reigning Rio champion Fabien Lamirault staked his claim again on the golden crown after beating Poland's Rafal Czuper in the men's singles class 2 table tennis competition held at the Tokyo Metropolitan gym.

Lamirault beat the Polish 11-6 12-14 11-5 7-5 11-9 during five-set match that lasted 42 minutes.

Ukraine's Andrii Trusov breaks world record and wins gold

Andrii Trusov touched the wall first in the men's 100m backstroke - S7 finals to claim gold with a time of 1:08.14, which is a world record. This is the athlete's first gold at the Tokyo 2020 after winning two silver medals in both men's 4x100m freestyle relay SM7 and men's 400m freestyle - S7.

Argentina's Pipo Carlomagno claimed silver with a time of 1:08.83, just 0.69 seconds behind Trusov. Meanwhile, Israel's Mark Malyar finished at third place.

Sweden's Philip Jonsson claims gold in R4 mixed 10m air rifle

Philip Jonsson of Sweden won his first Paralympic gold after shooting 252.8 points during the R4 mixed 10m Air SH2 final. The athlete, who placed eight at Rio 2016, also has another thing to celebrate. Not only did he win gold at Tokyo 2020 but he also broke a Paralympic record.

Meanwhile, Slovakia's Francek Gorard Tirsek clinched silver with a score of 252.4, just 0.4 seconds behind Jonsson, whilst Italy's Andrea Liverani claimed bronze with a score of 230.7

First Paralympic gold for Nigeria's Folashade Oluwafemiayo

Nigeria's Folashade Oluwafemiayo showed top form in the women's -86kg powerlifting event as she made a best lift of 151kg to claim gold, whilst breaking both a world record and a Paralympic record.

This is the first gold medal for Oluwafemiayo who already has one silver from London 2012. Her victory now brings Nigeria's gold medal tally to three which was coincidentally all won in powerlifting.

ParalympicsGB archer Phoebe Paterson Pine takes gold in women's individual compound

Phoebe Paterson Pine claimed gold in an intense battle against Chile's Mariana Zuniga Varela in the women's individual compound in Yumenoshima Archery Park. The British beat the Chilean archer only by one point 134-133.

China's Dong Chao wins 10m Air rifle

China's Dong Chao won gold in the men's 10m Air rifle Standing SH1 final. Scoring 246.4, he also broke a Paralympic record to defend his Rio 2016 crown in the same event. This completes Dong's hat trick after winning in both London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Andrii Dorshenko from the Ukraine shooting powerhouse finished at second after shooting a total of 245.1. Jinho Park took bronze.

Mexico secure 100th title in Paralympic history

Middle-distance runner Monica Rodriguez Saavedra won the women's 1,500m T11 with a world record time of 4:37.40, therefore claiming Mexico's 100th gold in Paralympic history.

Table tennis player Abdullah Ozturk wins Turkey's first Tokyo 2020 gold

Displaying a dominant performance from start to finish in the men's singles class 4 gold medal-match, Turkey's Abdullah Ozturk beat Korean Young-Gun Kim 3-1 to take the second Paralympic title in his career, and his country's first at Tokyo 2020.


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