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Welsh athletes set for busy day in Paralympics

Stephen Thomas will be on the water for the sailing sonar in race 11. Credit: PA images

Welsh athletes competing in the Paralympic games in Rio have a busy day ahead of them.

Phil Pratt will be competing alongside his GB teammates hoping for a bronze in the wheelchair basketball.

Stephen Thomas will be on the water for the sailing sonar in race 11.

Laura Sugar is competing in the T44 100m heats Credit: PA images

It's the start of the T44 100m heats with Laura Sugar looking for a place in the next round.

And it's the final for Beverly Jones and the women's discuss throw.


Aaron Moores takes gold in SB14 100m breaststroke

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Swansea-based athlete Aaron Moores has won gold in tonight's SB14 100m Breaststroke at the Rio Paralympics. The 22-year-old secured a silver in the backstroke at London 2012.

Welsh swimmer Aaron Moores hopes for medal at Rio

Welsh swimmer Aaron Moores will compete in the first heat of the 100m breaststroke at the Paralympic Games in Rio later today.

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If he makes it through the heats, Moores is expected to compete in the final at approximately 22:06 BST this evening, along with team-mate Scott Quin.

The 22-year-old secured a silver in the backstroke at London 2012 and is a real medal hopeful, despite failing to qualify for the final of S14 100m backstroke last week.


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Rob Davies wins ParalympicsGB's 30th gold medal

Rob Davies celebrates winning gold in Rio. Credit: PA

Table tennis ace Rob Davies has won Great Britain's 30th gold medal of the Paralympics in Rio.

Twenty-four hours after Will Bayley won Class 7 singles gold, Davies triumphed in the Class 1 final.

The wheelchair table tennis player beat South Korea's Joo Young Dae 3-1 (14-12 4-11 11-9 11-5).

The 32-year-old, who was born in Abergavenny, broke his neck while playing semi-professional rugby for Brecon in 2005 and plays with a bat strapped to his hand.

Paralympic shot-putter Aled Davies wins gold

Welsh champion thrower Aled Davies has won gold in the F42 shot-put event at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

The 25-year-old took bronze in the event four years ago and had spoken of his desire to upgrade his medal this time around.

Aled Davies has taken gold in the F42 shot-put event at Rio. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wir

It means another gold for the Bridgend thrower, who also took top spot in the F42 discus at the London Games.

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