Paralympics day eight: Victory Rumary grabs archery bronze for Great Britain

Aaron McKibbin, Billy Shilton and Ross Wilson also took bronze in the men’s team table tennis.

Pa Sport Staff
Wednesday 01 September 2021 07:23
Great Britain’s Victoria Rumary on the podium with her archery bronze medal (ParalympicsGB/imagecomms/PA)
Great Britain’s Victoria Rumary on the podium with her archery bronze medal (ParalympicsGB/imagecomms/PA)

British archer Victoria Rumary picked up a medal on her Paralympic debut by taking bronze in the W1 women’s individual event in Tokyo.

Having defeated Brazilian Rejane Candida da Silva and Italy’s Asia Pellizzari earlier on Wednesday, the 33-year-old was denied progression to the gold medal match by a 127-107 loss to Czech Sarka Musilova.

Rumary recovered from that setback to earn the final podium place at Yumenoshima Final Field courtesy of a 131-123 success against American Lia Coryell.

Rumary first took up archery as a 14-year-old, made her international debut six years ago, and came into these games ranked world number one in the W1 category.

There was a second bronze medal for Britain in the table tennis. The men’s class 8 team of Aaron McKibbin, Billy Shilton and Ross Wilson secured it after going down 2-0 in their semi-final against China.

Picture of the day

Mitch Valize (left) of the Netherlands wins the Men’s H5 Road Cycling Race at Fuji International Speedway during day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics (Thomas Lovelock/OIS/PA)

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Russian Chermen Kobesov has a special celebration after coming third in the men’s 400m T37.

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What’s coming up on Wednesday?

Individual boccia medals are up for grabs and Britain’s reigning champion David Smith once again has aspirations of being in the hunt in th BC1 event.

Sammi Kinghorn will be gunning for gold in the women’s T53 100 metres.

Britain also has medal prospects in the pool with Becky Redfern in the SB13 100m and Zara Mullooly in the S10 400m freestyle.

Badminton makes its Games debut, while the quad doubles tennis final takes place.