Sunday 20th August - Live Blog closed
In the last category (MH3) in Para Cycling, it remained exciting until the end. Just before the finish there was 7 men who had to decide in a final sprint, who took the win. In the end, it was Italy’s Davide Cortini who was ahead of Germany’s Vico Merklein. Her Italian compatriot Mirko Testa finished third.
At the final of the 10m Air rifle prone SH2 (Mixed), a world record was achieved. Frenchman Pierre Guillaume-Sage had his sights set and managed not only to earn the gold medal, but also to set a world record. With a score of 256.5, he had finished 0.6 points above Ukrainian Vasyl Kovalchuk.
At the Para Archery finals, the shooting is sharp. Most of the finals are very close in score and a lot of tens are shot. Sevgi Yorulmaz managed to hit the bullseye twice in a row and MacQueen defeated Ferrnando Gale Montorio with a score of 142 – 137.
Today it was the turn of all finals at Para Badminton. The pace was tremendously fast during the matches and games were played at the cutting edge. Check here for an overview of all gold medal winners
In just under 20 minutes, the finals of Shooting Para Sport will start. At 15:45 it is the turn of the 10m Air rifle VI prone SH-VI (Mixed). With Solabarrieta and Orzechowska among the contenders, this promises to be an exciting final. At 17:15 it is the turn of the 10m Air rifle prone SH2 (Mixed). Watch the finals live via our livestream.
In the final of the MH2 that started this afternoon, Florian Jouanny took the gold. On a sunny Willem-Alexander track, he stayed ahead of Spaniard Sergio Garrotte Munoz by a 2 second margin. The bronze went to Mazzonne.
In the WH 1-5 category, Italy managed to nod its medal tally up considerably. No less than gold was taken in all 5 categories, with this happening in the WH3, WH4 and WH5 through a bunch sprint.
Besides all the top sports games, there is much more to experience in Rotterdam Ahoy in the form of clinics that you can participate in yourself. Until 16:00 this afternoon Wheelchair Basketball clinics will be held on sports square 1. There will also be Wheelchair Tennis clinics (09:30-12:30 and from 13:00 – 16:00). These clinics will take place on sports square 2.
Furthermore, a House of Esports area in the Sports Plaza and a Fitness Container at the entrance to Ahoy will be present from 10:00. Check the program to see the full schedule of Side Events.
In the final between Man-Kei To (BEL) against Cynthia Mathez (SUI), Man-Kei To secured her gold medal. In the first set, Man-Kei To was the one with the dominant game. With the high tempo she used, she made it difficult for her opponent. Thus, she won the match 21-9, 21-12.
In the Mixed Teams RO final, Turkey managed to take the gold. Against Italy, Turkey won 5-1. Earlier this morning, Italy beat Turkey in the Mixed Teams W1 class.
At 09:00 the first of today’s Road Races started again at the Willem-Alexander track. It was the turn of the MT and WT 1 & 2. In the MT2, the win went to Austrian Wolfgang Steinbichler. He was almost 2 minutes faster than his pursuers. In the WT2, Switzerland’s Celine van Till ran away with the win. She was 20 seconds faster than her competitor. Finally, in the MT1, the gold was taken by Giorgio Farroni.
No less than another qualifying record was broken during Shooting Para Sport! Solabarrieta from Spain is the qualifying World Record holder with a score of 625.6!
The final between Cynthia Mathez (SUI) / Ilaria Renggli (SUI) against Nina Gorodetzky (ISR) / Man-Kei To(BEL) was an excited one. Mathez and Renggli started the match very well, but soon the duo of Gorodetzky and Man-Kei To took the lead and were ahead 6-14. This lead was extended and so they won the first set 11-21 against the Swiss duo. The 2nd set the Swiss duo started strong and soon had built up a margin. They won the set 21-13 and a 3rd set had to give the decision. Gorodetzky and Man-Kei To led 4-1, but the Swiss duo fought back and took the lead 12-6. They did not give this away and the match was won 21-11 by Mathez and Renggli.
The first gold medal of the day was won today at the Kop van Zuid. In the Mixed Teams W1 final, Italy was too strong for Turkey with 130-123. In the Mixed Teams RO Gold, both countries would get to play against each other again.
Today marks the final day of EPC2023. A day filled with finals. On a sunny Kop van Zuid, races for gold and for bronze will be played out throughout the day. On the Willem-Alexanderbaan today the Para Cycling Road Races will be cycled and in Rotterdam Ahoy finals of Para Badminton and Shooting Para Sport will be held throughout the day. Get ready for a final day of EPC2023 and follow all finals live via our livestream.