Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Eight Preview

All eyes will be on quad doubles pair Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson as they look to defend their gold medal from Rio today on centre court. As well today, Ma Lin is set to break the para-table tennis medal record with his class 9-10 team in the semifinals.

Image: Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson will be on centre court today going for gold in the quad doubles. Credit: Paralympics Australia 

CYCLING ROAD

Men's H5 Road Race (Stuart Tripp)*
10:30AM 

TABLE TENNIS
Women's Team Classes 9-10 Quarter Final (Qian Yang, Li Na Lei, Milly Tapper)
11:00AM 
Men's Team Classes 9-10 Semi Final (Ma Lin)
3:00PM  
Women's Team Classes 9-10 Semi Final (Qian Yang, Li Na Lei, Milly Tapper)**
8:30PM

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

Men's Quad Doubles Gold Medal Match (Heath Davidson, Dylan Alcott)* 
FROM 12PM (CENTRE CRT) 

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL 
Australia V Japan Quarter Final (Tristan Knowles, Jeremy Tyndall) 
9:45PM


Heath Davidson & Dylan Alcott

Two unfit teenagers who found joy, purpose and each other through tennis are now at peace with authentically sharing their story.

The media darling Dylan Alcott and his highly accomplished playing partner Heath Davidson have the chance to win back-to-back Paralympic quad doubles gold medals in today's final at Tokyo’s Ariake Tennis Park.

It’s a battle of the established against the emerging, with the Australians to face rising stars Sam Schroder and Niels Vink from wheelchair tennis powerhouse the Netherlands.

For Alcott and Davidson, a Paralympic gold medal match is a scene far removed from the two lads who helped each other overcome the teenage blues at the Moorabbin Tennis Club in suburban Melbourne.

Read MORE | Paralympics Australia 

Table Tennis 

Australia is guaranteed another medal at the para-table tennis in Tokyo, as the trio of Ma Lin, Joel Coughlan and Nathan Pellissier advanced to the semifinals of the Team event class 9-10.

Today the Aussies will face Nigeria, after the African team upset favourites Montenegro 2-0 in their quarterfinal.

Australia are guaranteed at least a bronze, which will break the record for most medals won by an Australian para-table tennis team at any one Paralympic Games, with the current standing at four from Tokyo 1964.

Read MORE | Paralympics Australia 

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