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Tokyo Paralympics 2021: More medals as Australia continues wonderful form at pool

After a day of high controversy in the pool, Australia’s women’s relay team has notched another medal – putting them on the brink of eclipsing the outstanding Olympic swimmers.

Australia’s Paralympic swimmers will be presented with their silver medals in the women’s relay in Tokyo on Monday night after organisers dismissed an overnight protest from the United States over their disqualification.

The Australian combination of Ellie Cole, Isabelle Vincent, Emily Beecroft and Ashleigh McConnell combined to finish the 34points event in third place but were promoted to the silver medal position, behind Italy, after the Americans – who touched the wall first – were disqualified.

US team officials lodged an appeal against their disqualification, prompting organisers to delay the medal presentation until Monday, but the protest was rejected by the jury, meaning Australia will get…

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