ParalympicsGB roundup: Reece Dunn powers to third gold of Games

ParalympicsGB’s Reece Dunn grabbed his third gold of the Games with a world-record-breaking swim in the men’s SM14 200m individual medley in Tokyo.

Dunn, with golds in the 200m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle relay already in the bag, along with a silver in the 200m butterfly, held off Brazil’s Gabriel Bandeira by over a second to win in 2min 08.02sec.

There was a silver for Bethany Firth in the women’s SM14 200m individual medley, her third medal of the Games, 尽管 Louise Fiddes took bronze in the same event.

Stephen Clegg Hannah Russell also won bronzes in the men’s and women’s S12 100m freestyle and women’s respectively.

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewitt cruised into the gold medal match in the men’s wheelchair tennis doubles with a 6-2, 6-1 win over the Japanese pair of Shingo Kuneida and Takashi Sanada.

In a repeat of the 2016 final, Reid and Hewitt, the No 1 seeds, will face the No 2 seeds, France’s Nicolas Peifer and Stephane Houdet, who came out on top in Rio, for the gold on Friday. Reid, 尽管, denied the final would be about revenge: “That’s not the way we’re looking at it,“ 他说. “We came here with a goal, to try and win the gold. We’ve got a big match to come, and that’s all that matters.”

Britain’s Jordanne Whiley reached the semi-finals of the women’s singles with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win over the USA’s Dana Mathewson in the quarters.

David Smith is through to the BC1 boccia final on Wednesday after a 7-4 win over Brazil’s Jose Carlos Chaga de Oliveira. Smith, who won gold in the individual event in Rio and in the team event in Beijing in 2008, will take on Malaysia’s Chew Wei Lun in the final.

There was disappointment for the ParalympicsGB women’s wheelchair basketball team, 尽管, who went out with a 47-33 defeat against China in the quarter-finals.

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