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.