That’s amazing blind GB footballer scores and runs to hug team-mate but hugs ref instead
Amazing stat: Athens pre-sold 1,000 Para Games tickets. Beijing 5,000. London pre-sold 2.3 million tickets.
Kath competed in the women’s discus (F35-36), a combined event for cerebral palsy athletes. This was one of the field events in which athletes from different classifications compete in the one event for one set of medals.
In such events the results are determined by a Raza points system (a mathematical formula is applied to each athlete’s throw to calculate a point’s score). At the end of her event Kath was placed fifth but due to a miscalculation in the system she was elevated to third place. She will receive her bronze medal on Sunday.
IDM Moments (Inspired, Dazzled, Moved)
On Day 3 the highlights for me were:
- Nigeria’s dominance of the Powerlifting events
- Tomotaro Nakamura’s performance in the SB7 swimming event
- Houssein Omar Hussan’s run in the 1500m T46 qualifying heat.
- Michael Gallagher’s world record at the velodrome in the Individual C5 pursuit. The world record was broken three times in the event.
- Evan O'Hanlon’s world record in the 100m T38 class.
On Day 3 Australia won ten medals in four sports. The day’s four gold medallists were: Evan O'Hanlon (Athletics); Michael Gallagher (Track Cycling); Joann Formosa (Equestrian); Blake Cochrane (Swimming).
Matt Cowdrey won a silver medal in Swimming.
After three days of competition we are eleven medals away from Australia’s 1,000th medal at the Summer Paralympic Games.
- [Part 1](https://theconversation.com/Inspired,%20Dazzled,%20Moved%5D(https://theconversation.com/inspired-dazzled-moved-part-1-9214 )
- Part 2