Day nine of Tokyo Paralympics athletics action brought the Games' final sessions on the track and the field in Tokyo's National Stadium. In the T20 men's long jump, Kanta Kokubo opened with a solid 7.01 m (+0.6) that immediately put him into 3rd place. But in the second round Australian Nicholas Hum jumped 7.09 m (+0.6) to bump Kokubo down to 4th. Unable to improve on his opening attempt, Kokubo found himself still in 4th at the end of the competition.
World record holder and defending gold medalist Abdul Latif Romly of Malaysia won gold with a second-round jump of 7.45 m (+0.6) before an injury on his fifth attempt forced him to withdraw. Greece's Athanasios Prodromou took silver with a jump of 7.17 m (+0.7), Hum improving to 7.12 m (+0.4) but staying in the bronze position.
A member of Japan's bronze medal-winning universal relay team yesterday, Kengo Oshima doubled back today in the T64 men's 200 m final. Oshima ran 23.62, 8th of eight in the final and just over a second and a half out of bronze. Tomomi Tozawa likewise finished 8th in the T63 women's 100 m final, running 16.48 and coming in just over a second and a half behind the medals.
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