Wednesday 08 February 2023

Second gold for Plat as Dutch athletes claim more Paralympic medals

Jetze Plat celebrates his second gold medal of the Games. Photo: AFP/ Charly Triballeau

Dutch athletes have claimed another seven medals, including four golds, on the seventh day of the Tokyo Paralympics.

Jetze Plat followed up his win in the PTWC triathlon with another gold medal in the cycling road time trial in the H4 category. He will go for a unique treble on Wednesday when he competes in the cycling road race.

Another cyclist, Mitch Valize, won the men’s H5 road time trial, while Janette Jansen took bronze in the women’s race. Daniel Abraham Gebru won the road time trial in the C5 category.

There was also success on the athletics track as Marlène van Gansewinkel and Kimberley Alkemade won gold and bronze in the T64 women’s 200m. It was the second medal of the games for Van Gansewinkel, who set a Paralympic record of 26.22 seconds to boot, following her bronze in the long jump on Saturday.

Niels Vink narrowly missed out on a place in the men’s quad wheelchair tennis final, losing in three sets to the Australian number one seed Dylan Alcott.

The Netherlands is currently seventh in the medal table, with 14 golds, nine silvers and nine bronzes.

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