Day 12: Paralympic Games preview

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The T54 marathon is among the events scheduled for this Sunday, last day of the Games. (Photo: IPC)
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With 14 medal events, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games final day's programme highlight will be the marathons on September 5.


Timing: 6:30 - 11:30 JST

The closing day for Para athletics at the Tokyo 2020 will have the five marathon races.

The action will all start at 6:30 (Tokyo time) with the men’s marathon T54 and the women’s marathon T12 will bring down the curtains on Tokyo 2020 athletics programme.


Timing: 9:00 - 14:00 JST

In all six gold medals will be decided on the final day of competitions with badminton powerhouse China figuring in three of them. India, Japan, and Indonesia have a representative in two finals each.


Timing: 9:30 - 11:30 JST

Only one event - the R6-Mixed 50m Air Rifle Prone SH1 - is on the schedule for the final day. The qualification will be held early in the morning and the final around noon.


Timing: 10:00 JST

Only the women’s final is on schedule with China taking on the United States. China has won the title twice after Women’s Sitting Volleyball was introduced in 2004 in Athens. Twice they beat the United States in the final -- in 2008 and 2012 -- while the Americans upstaged them in 2016 final in Rio.


Timing: Matches at 10:00 and 12:30 JST

The men’s gold medal and bronze medal matches are on the schedule. Four-time champion the United States won the title in Rio after a gap of 28 years and will look the favourite to retain the title. The USA is World No 1 while Japan has caused a big upset by beating Great Britain in the semi-final, coming back from an early deficit to reach the final. The won 79-68 victory put the hosts in their first final and they will be looking to win a gold medal at home.

The USA had beaten Spain in the rematch of the Rio 2016 final and capitalised on their defensive press to overcome Spain. Japan will have to be at their best to put in across the defending champions.