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Veteran shooter Michael Johnson, pictured in a standing event, continues at the R5 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Promenades.
The three New Zealand medalists from last week returned to Tokyo on Wednesday for more, as was one of their stars in Rio de Janeiro five years ago.
Topo Nefi, Who stunned himself by winning New Zealand’s first gold medal. Out of these Paralympics in the 100m backstroke, the women’s 50m freestyle S8 returned to win another medal.
Also Sophie Pascoe, who dives in the final result. Of her five events, the women’s 200m individual medley SM9 followed a memorable night Tuesday when she won the 10th gold medal of her career. Pascoe has not performed well this time around but has not yet lost in the 200 IM at the Paralympics, winning gold medals in Beijing, London and Rio.
In less than 24 hours of winning the silver in the long jump, William Steadman won the bronze medal on the track.
At the Olympic Stadium, Daniel Aitchison is seen adding to her women’s 200m T36 silver medal. When she competes in the 100 meters. At the best times of the season, Aitchison is on track for another medal, but China’s Shi Yating is back on track for gold after breaking his world record in the 200 meters.
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Back at the pool, Nikita Howarth is the first of seven New Zealanders to be in action all day in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB7 heats. Howarth won gold in the 200m individual medley S7 in Rio in 2016 and a bronze medal in the 50m butterfly S7.
Para cyclist Rory Mead and shooter Michael Johnson are back in their opening bouts after finishing fifth and sixth, respectively.
* Kiwis in action on the eighth day of the Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday (NZ Times):
12.04pm: Nikita Howarth – Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB7, Hat 2
12.56pm: Jesse Reynolds – Men’s 200m Individual Medley SM9, Hat 2.
1.11pm: Sophie Pascoe – Women. 200m individual medley SM9, heat 3.
1.38 pm: Tupou Neiufi – Women’s 50m Freestyle S8, Hat 1.
8.07pm: Nikita Howarth – Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB7 Final (if eligible)
9.31pm: Jesse Reynolds – Men’s 200m Individual Medley SM9 Final (if eligible)
9.39 am: Sophie Pascoe – Women. 200m Individual Medley SM9 Final (if eligible)
10.36 am: Tupou Neiufi – Women’s 50m Freestyle S8 Final (If Qualified)
Cycling – Road
12.35 pm: Rory Mad-Men’s H1-2 Road Race.
2.15pm: Daniel Aitchison – Women’s 100m T36, Heat 1
10.10 am: Daniel Aitchison – Women’s 100m T36 Final (if eligible)
2.30 pm: Michael Johnson – R5 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Pron SH2, Qualifying.
4.45pm: Michael Johnson – R5 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2, Final (if eligible)