Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Two Preview

The action continues today with our para-table tennis athletes looking to continue their winning form, whilst our wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball teams' will aim to bounce back after tough losses on the opening day. 

Image: The Steelers will be looking to bounce back today after a tough loss on Day One. Credit: Paralympics Australia 


Men's Singles Class 9 (Lin Ma) 
Women's Singles Class 10 (Qian Yang) 
Women's Singles Class 10 (Milly Tapper) 
Men's Singles Class 9 (Lin Ma) 
Women's Singles Class 9 (Li Na Lei) 
Australia V Germany (Bree Mellberg, Isabel Martin) 
Australia V Iran (Tristan Knowles, Jeremy Tyndall) 

Australia V France (Shae Graham, Andrew Harrison, Josh Hose, Jason Lees, Ben Fawcett, Jayden Warn)  

Tristan Knowles - Wheelchair Basketball 

There is no doubt, that one of the most exciting moments of the Games will be when Australian Roller’s star Tristan Knowles takes the court at the Paralympics for a fifth time today at 3:45PM AEST. 

Knowles will be eyeing off another top spot on the podium in Tokyo to add to his gold medal from 2008, and silver in 2004 and 2012. He will be joined by fellow VIS scholarship holder, Jeremy Tyndall in the squad of 12.  

Table Tennis

After a highly successful opening day of table tennis by our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders, be sure to watch them in action again today. 

Having just completed her second Olympic Games campaign, Melissa ‘Milly’ Tapper is ready for her third Paralympic Games. Tapper has finished fourth at her last two Paralympic Games and aspires to go even better at Tokyo and help secure the nation’s first gold medal in the sport for nearly 40 years. 

Ma LinLina Lei and Qian Yang, already have 10 Paralympic gold medals and six silver medals between them. So perhaps Tokyo will be where the sport’s gold medal drought comes to an end.

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