Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Three Preview

Today marks a big day for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders with gold medals up for grabs at the athletics track and the cycling velodrome. 

Image: Al Donohoe returns to the Paralympics with redemption on his mind. Credit: Paralympics Australia 

VIS DAY 3 SCHEDULE

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL
Australia V Algeria (Tristan Knowles, Jeremy Tyndall) 
10:00AM  

ATHLETICS
Women's T35 100m Heat 2 (Isis Holt) 
11:07AM
Men's T52 400m Heat 2 (Sam McIntosh) 
11:50AM 
Women's T35 100m Final (Isis Holt)** 
1:45PM
Men's T52 400m Final (Sam McIntosh)** 
9:16PM

CYCLING
Men's C5 4000m Individual Pursuit (Alistair Donohoe) 
12:14PM
Men's C5 4000m Individual Pursuit Final (Alistair Donohoe)** 
4:47PM
ROWING
PR3 Mixed Coxed Four Heat (Al Viney) 
12:30PM 

WHEELCHAIR RUGBY 
Australia V Japan (Shae Graham, Andrew Harrison, Josh Hose, Jason Lees, Ben Fawcett, Jayden Warn)  
3:00PM

TABLE TENNIS
Women's Singles Class 10 (Qian Yang) 
5:00PM
Men's Singles Class 9 Quarter Final (Lin Ma) 
9:00PM 

EQUESTRIAN
Grade III Dressage (Emma Booth) 
9:12PM 

Isis Holt

Sprinting sensation Isis Holt, who currently holds the T35 100m world record will be the one to watch today on Day Three. Holt placed second in both the T35 100m and 200m events in Rio 2016 behind China’s Xia Zhou and today the two will again square off again. 

Alistair Donohoe 

Another athlete to watch with great excitement will be Alistair Donohoe, as he returns to the cycling track with one thing on his mind – redemption! 

In Rio, Donohoe won silver medals in the C5 men’s individual pursuit (track) and the time trial (road). But it’s the men’s road race that he will be looking to make a statement in. 

In 2016 he was up against Ukraine’s Yehor Dementyev as they sprinted towards the finish line. The two leaders were fighting for gold, before Dementyev, veered into the path of Donohoe and they both crashed to the ground. Robbed of his Paralympic gold medal dream in Rio, Donohoe will be looking to bring home that medal from Tokyo. 

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