Kunieda wins 3rd gold in men's singles

Japan's wheelchair tennis star Kunieda Shingo has claimed his third men's singles gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday.

Kunieda faced off against the Netherland's Tom Egberink in the final.

The world's number one player dominated his opponent with accurate and powerful shots. 37-year-old Kunieda won all five matches in straight sets.

He also won the event in 2008 and 2012. He now has four Paralympic golds, including one for doubles in 2004.

Japan's wheelchair badminton player Satomi Sarina won the gold in the women's singles. The 23-year-old beat Thailand's Sujirat Pookkham by a game count of 2-1.

A traffic accident left her with spinal cord injuries when she was a high school student. She won the world championships just over two years after she took up the sport.

Badminton made its Paralympic debut at the Tokyo Games.