Paralympics: Japan picks adult 3 medals though still in hunt for gold

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11:33 16 Sep 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 15, Kyodo

Japan combined 3 some-more medals in athletics, wheelchair tennis and swimming on Thursday, though continued to feel a prick of not achieving a bullion award so distant during a Rio Paralympics.

A silver-medal bid from T52 wheelchair racer Tomoki Sato in a men’s 1,500 meters and bronze-medal efforts from tennis span Shingo Kunieda and Satoshi Saida in a men’s doubles and blind swimmer Keiichi Kimura in a men’s S11 100-meter freestyle increased a country’s award total to 19.

But with 3 days of movement remaining during a Rio Paralympics, Japan is still but a bullion award and lagging behind a idea of winning 40 medals in a Sept. 7-18 Games. Of a 19 medals, 8 are china and 11 are bronze.

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