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Alcott leads Schröder 2-0
An early break of serve for Alcott! The veteran Aussie now has the momentum.
Play is underway between Alcott and Schröder
A genuine rivalry has developed between Dylan Alcott and Dutchman Sam Schröder.
21-year-old Schröder famously upset Alcott at last year’s US Open but the Australian exacted some revenge in the final at this year’s Australian Open, where he won yet another title.
Alcott also defeated Schröder in this year’s French Open and Wimbledon finals.
How Alcott welcomed his Twitter followers earlier today:
About last night: Aussie wins silver after mother’s death
Tokyo: Australian swimmer Timothy Disken managed to brush aside the heartache of his mother’s death this week to help his country win a silver medal in the men’s 4x100m medley relay (34 points) on Friday night.
Paralympics Australia announced on Friday that Disken, a two-time Paralympian, was mourning the death of his mother.
Disken was unable to return to Australia following her death and wanted to compete in his final event at the Paralympics.
He wrote on Instagram before the race: “Mum, I hope to go out there on Friday and make you proud, whatever the result … I know you’ll be with me every stroke.”
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What’s on today’s agenda
James Turner will look to back up his 400m title when he competes in the T36 100m final, while Rheed McCracken is vying for a medal in the T33-34 800m wheelchair event. Nicholas Hum will push for a podium finish in the men’s T20 long jump before the quiet gold medal hope of the night, Deon Kenzie, races in the T37-38 1500m final.
Curtis McGrath will be looking to make it back-to-back Paralympic gold medals after his win yesterday. He competes in the men’s Va’a single VL3 final over the same distance of 200m.
Do yourself a favour and watch Argentina take on South American arch rivals Brazil in the gold medal match. This is soccer for athletes with visual impairment.
Iran is in the gold medal match against the Russian Paralympic Committee. Morteza Mehrzad, at 246 centimetres, is one player you can’t miss. He’s the second-tallest man in the world.
After picking up a silver in doubles, Dylan Alcott is aiming to win his second Paralympic gold medal in the quad singles when he takes on Sam Schroder from the Netherlands.
Welcome one and all
Good morning and welcome to our rolling coverage of the Tokyo Paralympics. It’s day 11 and the penultimate day of competition.
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