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Published on September 16th, 2016 | by mpower

Rio Paralympic Rundown: Friday, September 16th

Thursday, September 15

  • 15 sports today
  • 11 sports with medal events – most of any day during the Games: Archery, athletics, boccia, cycling road, equestrian, football 7-a-side, goalball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing and wheelchair tennis
  • Check out the Ultimate Sports Fan Guide for how to tune in and watch 

What happened on Day 8 of competition

In the Paralympic debut of canoe, Great Britain came away the big winner with golds in half of the six classes. Alana Nichols in her third different Paralympic sport, finished 7th in the KL2 race

In cycling, South Africa’s Ernst van Dyk earned his first Paralympic gold ahead of Italy’s Alex Zanardi of Italy in the H5 road race. Van Dyk, is a four-time medalist in athletics.

Another sport-hopper Will Groulx won gold in the H2 road race

The U.S. women’s wheelchair basketball team plays against Germany for the gold medal after defeating Great Britain.

Iran’s Zahra Nemati defended her title in archery, the women’s individual compound open event

Jiske Griffioen edged Dutch compatriot Aniek van Koot 2-1 to win gold in women’s singles of wheelchair tennis. They pair up for gold tomorrow in the doubles event.

Tatyana McFadden, Amanda McGrory and Chelsea McClammer secured their second straight sweep in Rio in 5000m T54 final. They would not be so fortunate in the women’s 4x400m T53/54 relay, disqualified due to a lane violation.

Also on the track, Netherlands sensation Marlou van Rhijn took gold in the women’s 200m T44 and Brazil went second and third in the men’s 200m T11, the third medal for Felipe Gomes.

U.S. women’s sitting volleyball team rolled over Brazil and faces China in the gold medal final

U.S. downed Turkey to advance to gold medal final in men’s wheelchair basketball vs Spain

Brazil topped China 2-1 in Football 5-a-side to meet Iran in the final on Saturday

U.S. men’s goalball team advances to the gold medal match whereas the women’s squad fell short against Turkey and meet Sweden for bronze.

Brad Snyder of the U.S. swim team claimed his third gold of the Games (4th overall and 7th of career) in the men’s 100m S11

The U.S. won two more silver medals in swimming – the women’s 4x100m free relay 34 pts and Sophia Herzog in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB6

Featured Events and Athletes to Watch (all times EST)

12:30pm   Women’s Goalball, bronze medal match between Brazil and U.S.

3:00pm   U.S. and Japan, two undefeated teams play for top spot in Group B

4:00pm   Ukraine takes on Iran for gold in Football 7-a-side. Brazil plays for bronze vs. Netherlands at 1:00pm

4:30pm   Women’s Wheelchair Basketball: Germany vs United States

4:30pm   Terezinha Guilhermina of Brazil with the chance to redeem herself in an individual event in the women’s 400m T11

5:18pm   Athletics: Roderick Townsend is the gold medal favorite in men’s high jump T47

6:51pm   Swimming: Men’s 50m Backstroke with Daniel Dias going for his 7th medal in Rio

7:00pm   U.S. vs Lithuania for gold in men’s goalball, a rematch of the pool play when the U.S. won by one goal

7:30pm   Men’s Sitting Volleyball: Semifinal between Brazil and Iran

7:43pm   Swimming: Women’s 4x100m Medley-34 pts is the final race of the night

Check out the Ultimate Sports Fan Guide for how to tune in and watch 

Check out the Watch Guide

Sept. 16

On TV:

NBCSN  8 p.m.-12 a.m. Swimming, Track and Field, Women’s Wheelchair Basketball
NBCSN  1-5 a.m. Sitting Volleyball semifinals, Swimming, Track and Field

Live Stream: 

Track and Field
Track and Field 2
Track and Field 3
 8:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 4:20-7:30 p.m.
8:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 4:20-7:30 p.m.
8:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 4:20-7:30 p.m.
Swimming  8:25-11:00 a.m., 4:25-8:45 p.m.
Wheelchair Fencing  7:25 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:55-7:40 p.m.
Table Tennis  8:55 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 3:25-8:30 p.m.
Sitting Volleyball  12:20-4:00 p.m., 5:20-9:00 p.m.
Wheelchair Tennis  10:55 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Soccer 7-a-side  12:50-2:15 p.m., 3:50-5:45 p.m.
Wheelchair Basketball (Rio Olympic Arena)  8:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2:05-6:45 p.m.
Wheelchair Rugby  9:20 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 2:50-4:30 p.m., 6:05-7:45 p.m.




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