Image: Al Donohoe returns to the Paralympics with redemption on his mind. Credit: Paralympics Australia
VIS DAY 3 SCHEDULE
Australia V Algeria (Tristan Knowles, Jeremy Tyndall)
Women's T35 100m Heat 2 (Isis Holt)
Men's T52 400m Heat 2 (Sam McIntosh)
Women's T35 100m Final (Isis Holt)**
Men's C5 4000m Individual Pursuit (Alistair Donohoe)
Men's C5 4000m Individual Pursuit Final (Alistair Donohoe)**
PR3 Mixed Coxed Four Heat (Al Viney)
Australia V Japan (Shae Graham, Andrew Harrison, Josh Hose, Jason Lees, Ben Fawcett, Jayden Warn)
Women's Singles Class 10 (Qian Yang)
Men's Singles Class 9 Quarter Final (Lin Ma)
Grade III Dressage (Emma Booth)
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.
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.