A total of 60 gold medals will be up for grabs across 12 disciplines on day seven of the Tokyo Paralympics. With so much going on, here are the medal hopefuls from the Mena region that we will be following on Tuesday.
Yumenoshima Ranking Field
Iran’s Alisina Manshaezadeh and Ramezan Biabani have made it through to the 1 / 8 elimination round of the men’s individual compound.
Afghanistan’s Hossain Rasouli will be competing in the men’s T47 class long jump.
Abdellatif Baka of Algeria holds both the world and paralympic record in the T13 class of the men’s 1500m. The double gold-medalist will be up against some tough competition in the final. Look out for Rouay Jebabli and Achraf Lahouel of Tunisia.
In the final of the women’s f56 javelin, Iran’s Hasghemiyeh Motaghian Moavi and Algeria’s Nadia Medjmedj are both going to be pushing for a medal finish.
Algeria’s Mohamed Berrahal will be racing in the final of the men’s T51 200m.
Having finished fourth in 2016, Saida Amoudi of Morocco is now one of the medal favourites in the women’s shot put, f34 class - she’s added 80cm to her personal best since then. Look out for Oman’s Iman Sarbokh and Basmiah Najim of Kuwait.
Five of the nine finalists in the men’s seated shot put F32 class are from the region, and it promises to be a stellar contest. Algeria’s Lahouari Bahlaz won silver in Rio. He and Omani Mohammed Al Mashaykhi are probably the biggest contenders for a medal. Look out for Algerians Mohamed Amchi and Ahmed Mehideb and Abdennacer Feidi of Tunisia.
Mohamed Chida holds the world record in the men’s 100m T38 class. The Tunisian will be racing in the final with Ali Al-Rikabi of Iraq.
Dina Ali Zamly of Egypt will be featuring in the women’s T37 400m final.
Morocco’s Abdeslam Hili set a new world record in the men’s 400m T12 class. He will be racing in the first heat alongside Achraf Lahouel of Tunisia. Rouay Jebabli of Tunisia will compete in the second heat, followed by Morocco’s Mahdi Afri in the third.
In the T63 high jump final, Hamada Hassan from Egypt will be looking to improve on his seventh place finish in Rio.
Fuji International Speedway
UAE’s Ahmad Al Mansoori will be making his Paralympics debut in the men’s C2 time trial. He will set off second, after Mohamed Lahna of Morocco.
In the men’s C5 time trial, Mahdi Mohammadi of Iran will also be making his first appearance at the Games.
Aomi Urban Sport Park
Morocco’s men will be needing a result against Spain to progress through to the semi-finals.
Asaka Shooting Range
Qualifying world record holder and double-paralympic champion in the women’s 10m air pistol SH1, Sareh Javanmardi of Iran is gunning for a place in the final, alongside compatriot Samira Eram.
Makuhari Messe Hall
Iran’s men have their final group game against China.
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Israel’s Mark Malyar, Veronika Guirenko and Erel Halevi are all back in the pool in the men’s 50m freestyle, women’s 50m backstroke and women’s 100m freestyle respectively.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Jordan’s Khetam Abu Awad and Faten Elelimat pair up to take on Great Britain in the women’s doubles, while Sameh Saleh and Ayman Zenaty serve up against Slovakia.
Algeria’s women will play against Australia in the women’s classification playoff for 9th and 10th position.