Paralympics: Sato wins lane silver, Japan takes 2 bronze in a pool

Wheelchair contestant Tomoki Sato headlined a sixth day of a Rio 2016 Paralympics for Japan, finishing a tighten second in a men’s T52 400-meter foe on a Olympic Stadium entertainment lane on Tuesday.

After winning his feverishness on Monday, a Paralympic debutant Sato pushed a 58.88-second foe to finish 0.46 seconds behind bullion medalist Raymond Martin of a United States in a eventuality for athletes with singular above knee amputations, or an spoil that is similar.

At a Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Japan swam to a span of bronze medals, one to Keiichi Kimura and a other to Takuro Yamada.

Kimura finished 2.8 seconds behind a Chinese bullion medalist in a men’s 100 m SB11 breaststroke with a 1 minute, 12.88-second swim. The bronze was a visually marred Japanese’s third Paralympic award while a winner, Yang Bozun, bettered his possess universe record in a eventuality by three-hundredths of a second in a Rio pool.

Competing in a men’s 50 m S9 freestyle, during his fourth Paralympics, Yamada finally won his initial medal. The 25-year-old who was innate in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, finished a one-lap foe for amputee athletes in 26 seconds dead, 0.05 behind leader Matthew Wylie from Britain.

Japan’s good bullion award wish in wheelchair tennis, Shingo Kunieda, had a day to forget, racking adult dual defeats and losing his shot during a third uninterrupted men’s singles gold.

The seven-time Grand Slam singles champion began his day by being bundled out of a singles contest by Belgium’s two-seed Joachim Gerard in true sets, 6-3, 6-3, in only over an hour and a half.

Kunieda was wary about his bullion invulnerability finale during a quarterfinals: “The standing of Paralympic champion is not a categorical definition now, since right now my ranking is No. 6 so this means I’m a challenger.”

“My opponents have a universe ranking, too, and that means we have to plea them each time.”

“Of march it’s really disappointing, though we could play my best so no regrets,” he said.

Kunieda’s day went from bad to worse when, with partner Satoshi Saida, he after also mislaid a men’s doubles semifinal 6-2, 6-4.

Compounding a bad news for Kunieda and Japan, Takuya Miki and Takashi Sanada mislaid a other men’s doubles semifinal (6-2, 7-5) definition that dual chances for Japanese bullion incited into one guaranteed bronze in a space of dual matches.

Japan’s wheelchair tennis group had another letdown in a women’s doubles when Yui Kamiji and Miho Nijo mislaid their bronze award playoff 6-3, 0-6, 6-1 to British span Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley.

With a Rio 2016 Paralympics now past a half-way mark, Japan is lagging in a unsatisfactory 56th on a award table. With 4 silver, 7 bronze though still no gold, Japan’s 11 medals ranks a nation in 18th by sum series of medals with only 5 days of foe remaining.


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