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UAE wins first paralympics medal in Tokyo Games

Bronze medalist Mohamed Alhammadi of Team United Arab Emirates on August 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan [Carmen Mandato/Getty Images]
Bronze medalist Mohamed Alhammadi of Team United Arab Emirates on August 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan [Carmen Mandato/Getty Images]

The UAE's Mohamed Al-Hammadi won bronze in the men's 100 metre T34 race in the Tokyo Paralympics yesterday.

Australian Rheed McCracken raced to gold in 15.37 seconds, followed by Tunisian Walid Ktila in 15.01 seconds. Al-Hammadi achieved a time of 15.66 seconds, winning the Emirates' first Paralympics medal in the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The athlete has previously won bronze and silver in the 2012 London Games and gold in Rio in 2016.

Tunisian athletes have received seven medals in this year's games, including silver in the Men's 400m T38 and Men's shot put F36 today.

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