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Paralympic Games – day four review

Loughborough athletes contributed to a stunning day for ParalympicsGB on day four of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

On the track, Sophie Hahn defended her Paralympic title in the T38 100m, with fellow Loughborough sprinter Thomas Young also winning the men's event in style. The full report of both astounding victories can be found HERE.

In powerlifting, Loughborough-based Mickey Yule added to Olivia Broome’s bronze medal with a podium finish of his own following a strong performance in the men’s -72kg category. The full report can be found HERE.

Back in the stadium, Stef Reid came fourth in the Women’s T64 Long Jump Final with a season’s best of 5.75m.

In the men’s 1500m T46, Luke Nuttall – who is joining the University in October – finished a respectable ninth in a time of 4:02.65.

In punishing conditions, triathletes Fran Brown and Alison Peasgood (alongside guide Nikki Bartlett) both narrowly missed out on a medal by finishing fourth in their respective events. There was also further heartbreak for ParalympicsGB as Dave Ellis was forced to retire from his event due to a mechanical fault. 

Elsewhere, GB’s women’s Wheelchair Basketball side defeated Australia 75 – 38 to secure a quarter-final spot.

The team, featuring Loughborough-linked Amy Conroy, Laurie Williams, Jude Hamer, and Siobhan Fitzpatrick, will now play Group B winners China on Tuesday 31 August.