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Australian swimmers and cyclists tipped to start Paralympic Gamess with a bang

Swimming is and always has been a strength of Australian Paralympic teams but unlike their Olympic counterparts, the athletics squad could win just as many medals, if not more. Track and field competition begins on Friday.

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The first three days of track cycling will be must-watch, while archery, boccia, canoe, road cycling, table tennis, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis are all sports where Australia can win medals.

Medal expectations are fraught with danger given there has been so little international competition over the past 18 months, especially for athletes with a disability.

But one thing is for sure, Australia’s swimmers will light up the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Wednesday, with day one set to be the team’s most profitable haul if predictions do come to fruition.

Two of the team’s biggest names, Ellie Cole and Brenden Hall, will…

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