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Tokyo Paralympics 2021: Rolling day one coverage of games, cycling, swimming events

Australia’s cyclists and swimmers have made a stunning start in Tokyo, putting their rivals on notice on day one of the Paralympics.

Australia has made a sensational start to the Tokyo Paralympics by smashing two world records during the morning heats to guarantee at least two medals on the first day of competition but with the likelihood of many more.

In a sensational performance at the Izu Peninsula Velodrome, Aussie track cyclists Paige Greco and Emily Petricola both smashed the world records for their events during the heats.

Both are now guaranteed of getting on the podium later today after advancing to their respective gold medal races this afternoon.

Greco won her heat in the women’s C3 individual 3,000m pursuit in a time of 3:52.283 – wiping almost eight seconds off the world record she set at the 2019 world championships.

The 24-year-old will take on China’s Xiaomei Wang,…

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