Paralympics highlights on Sunday

In the Tokyo Paralympics, Japan has won a bronze medal in wheelchair rugby for the second Games in a row by defeating top-ranked Australia.

Ace Ikezaki Daisuke scored 23 tries to lead the way to a 60-52 victory. Britain meanwhile claimed its first gold medal in the sport by beating the United States 54-49.

In football five-a-side, Japan beat France 4-nil in its first match. Japan, as host nation, was awarded a slot in the sport for the first time.

In the triathlon, Japanese athlete Tani Mami said she had regrets about coming in 10th, but she was very happy to participate.
Tani was a flag bearer in the Paralympics opening ceremony, and gave a speech when Tokyo had just won its bid to host the Games in 2013. She had talked about how sports encouraged her after she lost a leg and when her hometown was hit by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

Meanwhile, track and field athletes from around Asia had a remarkable day on Sunday.

Zhou Xia from China broke her own world record in the women's 200 meters in the category for athletes with a coordination impairment. She finished the final in 27.17 seconds. That was faster than her time at the Rio Games five years ago. She also set a world record on Friday in the 100-meter race, beating the previous record-holder, Australia's Isis Holt.

Thailand's Pongsakorn Paeyo defended his title in the men's 400-meter wheelchair race. He broke a Paralympic record in the preliminary round, and set a world record of 46.61 seconds in the final. That gave Thailand its first Paralympic gold in Tokyo.