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Paralympic Games – day three review

Loughborough student Olivia Broome won a stunning bronze medal on day three of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

The 19-year-old made the podium in the women’s -50kg powerlifting category to make history for ParalympicsGB. The full report on Olivia’s success can be found HERE.

Staying with powerlifting, Loughborough-based Ali Jawad finished a spirited 6th in the men’s -59kg category.

After a difficult period where he faced retirement due to Crohn’s disease, the 2016 Rio silver medallist took to social media to say, “in my mind, I’ve already won in life.”

In the pool, University masters student Vlady Kravchenko competed in the women’s 50m butterfly (S5). A brave effort saw the Malta athlete finish in 1:18.48 as she appeared at her second consecutive Paralympic Games.

In wheelchair basketball, GB women were edged out 35 – 53 against Germany in Group A.

The side, featuring Loughborough-linked athletes Amy Conroy, Laurie Williams, Jude Hamer, and Siobhan Fitzpatrick must now beat Australia tomorrow (12:30 BST) to give them any hope of qualifying for the quarter-final stage.