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Paralympic Games – day six review

Loughborough-linked athletes secured two more bronze medals on a dramatic sixth day of action at the Paralympic Games.

Jonnie Peacock, who uses the University as a training base, shared a podium place in the men’s T64 100m after a thrilling photo finish. Peacock has now won a medal at three consecutive Games.

Powerlifter Louise Sugden also won bronze in the women’s -86kg category. The 37-year-old lifted 131kg – the same as her closest competitor – but won the medal due to being more than a kilogram lighter. The full report on both medal victories can be found HERE.

In the pool, Loughborough’s Vlady Kravchenko competed in the women’s 50m backstroke S5 heats, finishing in 1:05.98.  

Unfortunately, despite this being one of Kravchenko’s fastest times, it wasn’t quite enough to progress to the final.  

With her participation in Tokyo, Vlady became Malta’s first-ever two-time female Paralympian in para-swimming.