Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Day Nine Preview

The action continues on Day Nine for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders with gold medals up for grabs on the road, the tennis court, the athletics track and in the swimming pool.

Image: Dylan Alcott will be going for gold on Day Nine in the quad singles. Credit: Paralympics Australia 

CYCLING ROAD

Women's C4-5 Road Race (Emily Petricola)*
10:30AM 
Women's T1-2 Road Race (Carol Cooke)*
2:05PM 

SWIMMING
Men's 100m S10 Backstroke Heat 2 (Col Pearse) 
10:53AM 
Men's 100m S10 Backstroke Final (Col Pearse)** 
6:35PM 

CANOE SPRINT
Kayak KL3 Heat 1 (Amanda 'AJ' Jennings) 
12:20PM 

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS
Men's Quad Singles Gold Medal Match (Dylan Alcott)* 
FROM 11AM (7TH GAME ON CENTRE CRT) 

ATHLETICS
Women's F33 Shot Put Final (Maria Strong)* 
8.48PM 

 

Amanda 'AJ' Jennings

Having only been introduced as a Paralympic sport for Rio in 2016, Australia has already won three medals and will be looking to add to the tally at Tokyo. 

VIS scholarship holder Amanda ‘AJ’ Jennings will be looking to add to that medal tally, and hopefully fall on the right side of the photo finish at Tokyo in the women’s kayak KL3 event, as she was 0.003 seconds shy of gold in Rio. 

For most of her life, ‘AJ’ lived with chronic pain, depression, and an addiction to prescription medication before she bravely decided to amputate her right leg through the knee. She hoped that this would improve her quality of life, and after discovering Para-canoe in 2012, she realised just how incredible her new path could be. 

And, although 2019 did not go to plan out on the water, battling several different injuries, the 49-year-old will be well in the medal hunt at Tokyo. 

Dylan Alcott

After suffering a heartbreaking quad doubles defeat overnight, Dylan Alcott will be looking to bounce back today and defend his singles Paralympic title. 

Dutch world no. 2 Sam Schroder stands in the way of the Australian claiming back-to-back singles gold medals in today's decider at Ariake Tennis Park, and hence, is Alcott’s next hurdle in the continued narrative of the ‘golden slam’.

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