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Paralympics in Tokyo: Great Britain wins more gold and exceeds 100 medal mark

Venue: Tokyo, Japan Events: August 24-September 5 Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Great Britain won three more gold medals when it topped 100 medal mark at the Tokyo Paralympics and started Day 10 on a high.

The gold went to canoeists Emma Wiggs and athletes Jonathan Broom-Edwards and Owen Miller.

Wiggs was victorious in the VL2 event – the first time the Va’a boat, an outrigger canoe with support float used with a single-bladed paddle, has been driven in the Paralympics.

On Saturday she wants to defend her KL2 kayak title.

The world champion in the T44 high jump, Broom-Edwards, silver medalist in Rio, went a step further this time by making his second attempt at gold 2.10m after three attempts at 2.07m.

Miller, who made his Paralympic debut, put on a strong final lap, winning the 1500m T20 in three minutes 54.57 seconds ahead of Russian Alexander Rabotnitskii.

The British team also received silver for the tandem pair Sophie Unwin and her pilot Jenny Holl in the women’s B-street race and for the table tennis team in classes 6-7 of the Will Bayley and Paul Karabardak, as well as bronzes for Jeanette Chippington, Rob Oliver and Hannah Taunton.

Unwin and Holl defeated the Swedes Louise Jannering and Anna Svaerdstroem in a sprint for silver after the Irish Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal fought late for gold.

Bayley and Karabardak faced a difficult task against Chinese duo Liao Keli and Yan Shuo and after losing their first double, Bayley was beaten in his singles as their opponents took a comfortable win.

Chippington, 51, who is in her seventh game after making her swimmer debut in Seoul in 1988, finished third behind Wiggs, while team-mate Oliver also took bronze in KL3.

And Taunton, who, like Miller, competes in the T20 category for athletes with intellectual disabilities, ran a personal best and took bronze in her 1,500 m final.

Later, Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett play for double gold in wheelchair tennis, world record holder Stephen Clegg goes to the final of the S12 100m butterfly (10:53 BST). the GB men hit Japan in the last four of wheelchair basketball (12:45) and sprinters Richard Whitehead wins the third 200m title in a row in the T62 event (11:42).

and Beth Munro seeks to make history as Britain’s first Taekwondo Paralympic medalist. The 28-year-old from Liverpool will be in the semi-finals at 10:30 a.m.

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