Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair racer Andrew Small and archer Phoebe Paterson Pine win golds

Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair racer Andrew Small and archer Phoebe Paterson Pine win golds

Venue: Tokyo, Japan Dates: 24 August-5 September Time in Tokyo: BST +8Protection: Observe on Radio 5 Stay and on the BBC Sport web site

Andrew Small gained his first Paralympic title within the T33 100m as Phoebe Paterson Pine took archery gold on her Video games debut on day six of Tokyo 2020.

Paterson Pine, 23, beat Chile’s Mariana Zuniga Varela 134-133 within the ladies’s particular person compound closing.

Earlier, British team-mate Harri Jenkins took bronze behind Small, who upgraded his personal third place from Rio.

Powerlifter Louise Sugden additionally gained bronze within the ladies’s -86kg division, with a greatest elevate of 131kg.

Ellie Robinson was unable to defend her ladies’s S6 50m butterfly title, as she completed fifth, only a quarter of a second exterior the medal locations.

The primary medal of the day was sealed by wheelchair racer Small, who clocked 17.73 seconds to carry off a late cost to the road by Kuwait’s defending champion Ahmad Almutairi.

Paralympic debutant Jenkins completed in a season’s better of 18.55secs, whereas James Freeman positioned fourth.

“I used to be born in 1993, I weighed one pound, six ounces. I had a 5% probability of residing. To get right here is loopy,” stated Small, 28.

“To observe London 2012, be impressed by David Weir and Hannah Cockroft, after which be in Rio 4 years later was just a little bit unusual.

“It is the identical with this, particularly contemplating the Video games weren’t presupposed to occur. I’ve bought to pinch myself typically.”

Ahmad Almutairi of Kuwait (left) and GB's Andrew Small (right) racingAndrew Small (proper) clinched gold in a good race with Kuwait’s defending champion Ahmad Almutairi (left)

Paterson Pine had defeated British team-mate, Rio gold medallist and world document holder Jessica Stretton by one level within the final 16, earlier than wins over French and Italian opponents sealed her place within the closing.

“I’ve labored extremely onerous for it and there was all the time an opportunity simply due to the quantity of onerous work that I’ve put in,” stated Paterson Pine.

“However as an athlete, you are all the time not too certain and so I’ve much more confidence in myself now.”

Sugden’s bronze – her first Paralympic medal at her third Video games – was GB’s third within the sport, after earlier third-place finishes for Micky Xmas and Olivia Broome.

Sugden performed wheelchair basketball on the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics earlier than taking on powerlifting in 2017.

Phoebe Paterson Pine celebrates winning her gold medalPhoebe Paterson Pine is making her Paralympic debut in Tokyo

Elsewhere in athletics, six-time Paralympic champion David Weir and Daniel Sidbury certified for the lads’s T54 1500m closing, whereas world bronze medallist Shaun Burrows is into the ultimate of the T38 400m.

Kyron Duke simply missed out on a medal within the F41 shot put, inserting fourth with a greatest throw of 12.29m.

Ellie Challis, who gained silver within the S3 50m backstroke on Sunday, will go for her second medal of the Video games within the 100m freestyle, having certified fourth quickest general, whereas Andrew Mullen certified for the lads’s S5 50m backstroke closing.

Ten-time Paralympic medallist Stephanie Millward completed ninth within the ladies’s S9 100m backstroke.

Shooter Tim Jeffrey completed eighth within the closing of the SH2 combined 10m air rifle standing.

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