Thanks so much everyone for sticking around for the end of day ten, and what a final race it was.
We will be back at 11am tomorrow. See you then.
Tim Disken has given an emotional post-race interview after winning the silver medal in the 4x100m medley relay 34 points final.
Disken lost his mum on Tuesday night, just 72 hours before the race.
“Just trying to get myself up to be able to race tonight was hard in itself,” he said after the race.
“The support from the team has been phenomenal and just even some of our compatriots in the Italians reached out to me last night and were amazing.
“I couldn’t be in a better spot for the heartbreak I’ve had over the last 72 hours and to be able to pull that out and get a silver medal with three of my best mates was bloody amazing.”
Australia has picked up a silver in the final event of the pool – the men’s 4x100m medley relay (34 points). What a fantastic final split from Ben Popham.
That takes Australia’s haul in the pool to eight gold, 10 silver and 15 bronze at these Paralympics. What a story for Disken after his family tragedy this week. Good on him.
Put in a good shift as the team’s second leg there in the breaststroke. Will get some reaction shortly.
Just before we head to our final race in the pool for Tokyo 2020 – the men’s 4x100m medley relay 34 points – I just wanted to share the story of Timothy Disken who will race in the event.
His mother sadly passed away while he was in Tokyo. Simply heartbreaking.
“To my family back home, I’m so sorry I can’t be there to grieve with you and comfort you, you are all in my thoughts,” he wrote on his Instagram page yesterday.
“Mum, I hope to go out there on Friday and make you proud, whatever the result.”
The Australian Paralympic Committee released a statement today to express their condolences.
“This is an extremely difficult time for Tim and being away from home makes it even harder for him,” Australian Team Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin said.
“But this Team is incredibly tight-knit and supportive and Tim knows that all our wellbeing resources are available to him.”
Australia has claimed silver in the men’s team Class 9-10 after being defeated by China.
Chinese duo Hao Lian and Yi Qing Zhao beat Aussie pair Ma Lin and Joel Coughlan in the opening doubles 3-0.
Ma Lin then had to win the singles match against Hao Lian, but failed to defeat him.
A great effort from the Aussie duo.
Australia’s hopes of a team boccia medal have been dashed after a 4-3 loss to Hong Kong in a match that went to a tiebreaker.
Dan Michel, Spencer Cotie and Jamieson Leeson won two earlier matches today 4-3 against Portugal and Brazil 5-2, but needed another win to progress to a medal match but were unable to do so.
All in all, a good campaign for Australia after Michel’s bronze earlier this week in the individual event. It was Australia’s first medal in boccia since 1996.
Braedan Jason has finished sixth in the men’s 100m butterfly S12.
Despite missing out on the medal, Jason’s time of 59.01 is PB and a new Australian record.
Our final race is the men’s 4x100m medley relay 34 points at 9.03pm AEST.
Carol Cooke is expected to remain in the Juntendo University Hospital in Japan for up to a week as she recovers after puncturing her left lung in a heavy crash during her road race T1-2 on ThursdaY.
The 60-year-old, who has multiple sclerosis, also sustained heavy bruising and grazes in the crash. Late on Thursday doctors in the hospital emergency room inserted a chest drain and have today (Friday) advised Cooke that her lung is resolving well.
“I can breathe normally and it doesn’t hurt,” said Cooke who remains in good spirits despite her injuries. “I’m battered and bruised but I have had so many messages from around the world – which is incredible.“
Chef de Mission of the Australian Paralympic Team, Kate McLoughlin, says Cooke will not be able to return with team to Australia next week.
“Unfortunately the nature of her injury means Carol will not be able to fly home with her team mates but we are working with team medical staff and relevant government agencies to coordinate her stay in Japan and her safe return to Australia,” said Ms McLoughlin.
Cooke this morning sent good luck messages to Paige Greco and Alistair Donohoe who were racing today and has also been in touch with South African Toni Mould, whom she coaches.
The men’s and women’s races started at different times but were on the course together when Australian Stuart Jones saw that Mould was struggling to continue and rode alongside her to encourage her through to the finish line.
“Toni messaged me from the airport and said ’your team mate did something for me today that I will never ever forget and I just wish we could have finished together,” said Cooke. “I’m so proud of Stu and of her because this is what the Paralympic Games is about.
“It’s not the medal – it’s the experience, not that we don’t strive to win a medal but the experience and support from other countries when things are not going well is so important and so incredible.”
It’s a valiant effort from the Aussie trio – but no medals as of yet.
Aussie cult hero Col Pearse has narrowly missed out on a medal, coming in fourth in the men’s 200m individual medley SM 10 with a time of 2:14.20.
In the final of the women’s 200m individual medley SM10, Jasmine Greenwood has come in fifth with a time of 2:31.06.
Keira Stephens has come in eighth with 2:37.76.