- 33 NPCs now on the medal table as Timor-Leste get their first medal
- Thrilling Men’s Wheelchair Basketball final goes to the wire with Japan coming out on top.
- Clean sweep for Japan’s men in the Wheelchair Tennis
In a packed arena, Japan’s men’s Wheelchair Basketball team faced the Republic of Korea. They were behind after every quarter and were trailing 35-38 at the start of the final one. They pulled back, winning this one 12-7 to secure the Gold medal winning 47-45. I>R> Iran beat China 79 – 35 in the Bronze medal match.
In the Wheelchair Tennis, Japan took a clean sweep in the Men’s Singles with sensation Tokito ODA taking gold, Takashi SANADA in Silver and Takuya MIKI in bronze. This means Japan won five of the six gold medals available, showing how dominant they are in this sport.
In archery, Iran clinched three gold medals with Zahra Nemati taking her third medal and the second gold medal on the day. Nemati defeated Wu Yang 6-4 to win the women’s individual recurve open.
The other gold medallists were Gholamreza RAHIMi and Alisina MANSHAEZADEH in the Men’s Individual Recurve open and the Men’s Individual Compound open. Meanwhile, India’s ‘armless archer’ Sheetal DEVI claimed the second gold medal in her first Asian Para Games after she won the women’s individual compound open.
On the Badminton courts, China clinched five gold medals followed by India with four gold medals on the day.
Paralympic champions Pramod BHAGAT (MS SL3), Khalimatus SADIYAH and Leani Ratri OKTILA (WD Sl3-SU4), Ddaiki KAJIWARA (MS WH2), LIU Yutong (WS WH2) took the gold medals in Hangzhou.
Timor-Leste’s Teofilo FREITAS broke the Asian Record and Asian Games Record for the T38 1500m in a race where he won the medal that took his country onto the medal table. Athletics continues tomorrow morning ahead of the Closing Ceremony with fifteen more gold medals up for grabs. China has to date won 41 of the 126 on offer.
In Cycling, it was the road race through the beautiful surroundings of Chun’an. China took five of the seven Gold medals with the Republic of Korea’s men and Indonesia’s women breaking their stranglehold on the event.
The Sitting Volleyball finals took place. Predictably IR Iran took the Gold in the men’s event beating Kazakhstan 3-0 whilst China’s women defeated I.R. Iran 3-0 to win the Gold.
At the end of the day, the battle for second was still on with Japan and I.R. Iran tied in second place on 39 Gold medals each.
Tomorrow it is the final of Blind Football as well as Athletics, Archery, Powerlifting, Wheelchair Fencing and Rowing ahead of the closing ceremony.