The Yomiuri Shimbun RIO DE JANEIRO — Japan’s mixed team in boccia, an event for players with cerebral palsy, brought their country its first Paralympic silver medal in the sport on Monday.
Japan played Thailand in the final at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, losing the match 9-4.
In swimming, Keiichi Kimura, 26, won the silver medal in the men’s 50-meter freestyle for the visually impaired. It was Japan’s first medal in the event since the 2008 Beijing Games, where Junichi Kawai, 41, won the silver.
Japan also took bronze in the men’s 4x100-meter relay with limited use of limbs.
In wheelchair tennis, Yui Kamiji and Miho Nijo will play in the bronze medal match in women’s doubles after losing their semifinal match against a Dutch duo.