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Sophie Pascoe is back in action at the pool on Tuesday.
Former top moto cross-rider Rory Mead made his Paralympic debut at the Military International Speedway on Tuesday. Six strong New Zealand cycling teams hit the road..
The 34-year-old US-based para-cyclist suffered a spinal cord injury while competing in the Moto Cross in 2014.
She made it to the top five in both the time trial and road race at the last two Para Cycling World Road Championships in 2018 and 2019, and will compete in the men’s H2 time trial on Tuesday and the road race in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Track riders Sarah Ellington, Nicole Murray and Anna Taylor will join the med. Stephen Hills and the notable 59-year-old Eltje Malls Bender. In its respective trials on Tuesday.
* Tokyo Paralympics: Sophie Pasco broke down in tears after winning the first bronze medal of her career.
* Tokyo Paralympics: William Steadman made the big jump for silver in the long jump.
* Veteran Paralympic shooter Michael Johnson lost the medal.
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The other two big medals are expected on Tuesday in the form of co-captains (Hepai Kara) William Steadman and Sophie Pascoe. The duo took to the podium on Monday night and have reportedly better chances in their next events.
Steadman competes in the men’s 400m T36 final. 2.20pm, in which he won a bronze medal at the age of 16 in Rio. Steadman trailed Australian gold medalist James Turner for the second fastest time of the season.
Pascoe hit halfway through his Paralympics. In its third event, the women’s 100m freestyle S9. She won gold in the 100m freestyle in London 2012 and silver in Rio 2016.
Another Paralympic first-timer, leg amputee Anna Steven, competes in the first sprint doubles event at the Olympic Stadium in the women’s 200m T64 Heats, with the final scheduled for 10.52 p.m.
* Kiwis in action on the seventh day of the Tokyo Paralympics on Tuesday (NZ times):
Cycling – Road
11.21am: Nicole Murray – Women’s C5 Time Trial
11.30am: Anna Taylor – Women’s C4 Time Trial
11.56am: Sarah Ellington – Women’s C1-3 Time Trial
1.16pm: Rory Med – Men’s H2 Time Trial
6.27pm: Stephen Hills – Men’s T1-2 Time Trial
6.37 pm: LTJ Malls Bender – Women’s T1-2 Time Trial
1.06pm: Anna Steven – Women’s 200m T64, Heat 2.
2.20pm: William Steadman – Men’s 400m T36 Final
10.52pm: Anna Steven – Women’s 200m T64 Final (if eligible)
1.43pm: Sophie Pascoe – Women’s 100m Freestyle S9, Hat 3.
10.14pm: Sophie Pascoe – Women’s 100m Freestyle S9 Final (If Qualified)