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Paralympic Games – day ten review

Loughborough ended day ten of the Paralympic Games with 20 medals to its name after more impressive performances in Tokyo.

Alumnus Jonathan Broom-Edwards secured gold in the men’s T64 high jump, bettering his silver from Rio 2016, to start a medal rush for Loughborough’s athletes.

Richard Whitehead claimed silver in the men’s T61 200m final, whilst Hollie Arnold – coached by the University’s Dave Turner – added a second consecutive Paralympic medal to her name with a bronze in the women’s F46 javelin.

In a new event for the Paralympic Games, Loughborough-based Libby Clegg (and guide Chris Clarke) and Jonnie Peacock were part of the GB quartet that won silver following China’s disqualification in the 4x100m universal relay.

More information on these highlights can be found HERE.

Elsewhere, George Peasgood concluded a fantastic maiden Paralympic Games with a 6th place finish in the men's road race C4-5.

Peasgood will now travel back to Loughborough with two Paralympic medals following silver in the triathlon and bronze in the men's C4 cycling time trial.

Back in the National Stadium, Loughborough College’s Lydia Church finished a respectable 8th place in the women’s F12 shot put final, with a best of 11.41m.

Kadeena Cox also looked in great shape as she booked her place in the final of the women's 400m T38, clocking 1:02.51 ahead of world champion Margarita Goncharov.

Cox will now be going for gold in tomorrow’s final (12:35BST).