Paralympics: Japan has best day of Rio 2016 Games though still no gold

Japan won 5 medals on Wednesday during a Rio 2016 Paralympics, with 3 china and dual bronze combined to a tally, though a hunt for bullion continues with usually 4 days of foe remaining.

Swimmer Keiichi Kimura reliable himself as Japan’s star of a 2016 Paralympics, winning his third award of a Games and second china when he finished second in a men’s S11 100-meter butterfly, 0.19 seconds behind Spanish leader Israel Oliver.

“I was counting on a gold, it was unequivocally unfortunate. It was unequivocally disappointing. Maybe I’ll bewail this until we die,” pronounced Kimura, a 26-year-old who suffers from a visible impairment.

“I satisfied that we was unequivocally tighten to a others given my palm overwhelmed a palm of a other swimmer (next to me).”

Kimura is a usually Japanese contestant to win some-more than one award during a Rio 2016 Games, and he has dual some-more chances to win that fugitive bullion when he lines adult in a men’s 200m SM11 particular miscellany and S11 100m freestyle in a subsequent dual days.

Japan unsuccessful to win any cycling medals during a new Olympic Games, though on Wednesday a country’s Paralympians managed to win two, both in highway time hearing events.

Masaki Fujita won a Paralympic award during his third uninterrupted Games, a Rio china holding his altogether total to dual china and dual bronze medals, when he finished second in a men’s C3 time trial. The 31-year-old who lives in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, crossed a line approximately one notation behind a bullion medalist, Eoghan Clifford from Ireland.

Yurie Kanuma, 35, and her beam Mai Tanaka cycled to china in a women’s time hearing for visually marred athletes, a 2014 highway time hearing universe champion winning a award on her Paralympic debut.

Kanuma also competed in lane events in Rio, with a fifth in a 1000m time hearing her best outcome and she has a women’s highway competition to come.

Wheelchair tennis star and second-seed Yui Kamiji got over her semifinal violence to take bronze — her and Japan’s initial women’s Paralympic wheelchair tennis award — by violence Diede de Groot of a Netherlands, 6-3, 6-3.

“Forty percent I’m happy, though 60 percent I’m disappointed. My idea is a bullion medal, so we haven’t achieved it yet,” pronounced a two-time singles Grand Slam champion.

“I was unequivocally good, unequivocally assured and unequivocally focused. we was feeling calm, not thinking, ‘Oh, we need to get a medal.’ we wasn’t feeling a vigour and that’s given we was unequivocally good.”

“I unequivocally wish to be a good actor given this time we played on core justice and so many Japanese people watched my diversion here. Four years after in Tokyo, we am going to be a unequivocally good actor and some-more Japanese people are going to watch me.”

Amputee Sae Tsuji won an entertainment bronze for Japan, using 1:00.62 in a women’s 400m T47 event.

In a initial day of wheelchair rugby, one of a many fantastic and high-profile sports during a Paralympics, Japan got a win, violence Sweden 50-46.

Japan were led by Shinichi Shimakawa and captain Yukinobu Ike who scored 14 goals each, though a group was means to reason onto a aegis determined utterly early in a initial half, so were never severely threatened.

Japan lay in second in Group B, behind a United States on idea difference, though forward of day-one losers Sweden and France. The large match-up with a U.S. team, winners of dual of a 4 Paralympic wheelchair rugby tournaments hold given 2000, is scheduled for Friday.


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