TOKYO PARALYMPICS - Day 2 action, results

TOKYO PARALYMPICS - Day 2 action, results

Swimming – Brenden Hall, Lakeisha Patterson, Kirralee Hayes

Brenden Hall and Lakeisha 'Lucky' Patterson have eased into tonight's finals of the men's and women's 400m Freestyle S9 at the Paralympics.

Mango Hill resident Hall finished third in his heat this morning, which was the first event of the Tokyo Games.

The champion from London 2012 and Rio 2016, was second for much of the race before Australian team-mate William Martin pipped him in the final 100m.

Hall, the world and Paralympic record holder in this event, clocked 4 minutes 19.3 seconds to Martin’s 4:17.99 and winner Simone Barlaam's time of 4:17.95.

Lucky through

In the second heat Australia's Alexander Tuckerfield touched first from Ugo Didier, of France. 

The top eight finishers go into the final at 6pm (AEST) tonight, live on 7Plus. Hall clocked the fifth fastest time, well down on his world and Paralympic records.

Patterson, from Caboolture, was never threatened as she shadowed Australian team-mate Ellie Cole right through the second heat of the women's 400m Freestyle S9.

Cole touched first in 4:48.29 to Patterson's 4:49.91. Their final is at 6.10pm (AEST) this evening.

Kirralee Hayes, from Genesis Aquatic at Bray Park, made her Paralympic debut at Tokyo Aquatic Centre this morning.

The 17-year-old finished fifth in heat three of the women's 100m Butterfly S13 clocking 1:12.68. 

Unfortunately, that is not likely to see the founder member of Genesis Aquatics in Bray Park through to the final in one of the most competitive categories.

However, Hayes has the 50m Freestyle S13 heats to come on Sunday at 11.06am (AEST).

There's more news here

Are you #MoretonBayTough?

Pledge your commitment to support local, spread kindness and show you're Moreton Bay Tough

Sign the Pledge for Free!

Moreton Bay ready for 'raid' on ladder leaders

Moreton Bay Raiders are gearing up for Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at Brothers (1.30pm) in the Intech RLB Senior Open Division Three North competition. Read More

A bountiful harvest: how local celebrity chef is embracing change

Another producer with strong links to Samford Harvest, and doing its part in keeping the local supply chain alive and well, is Millen Farm. Read More

Join the Conversation

We might be spending most of our time indoors, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay silent – stay connected!

#MoretonBayTough Facebook Group   Sign The Pledge