Scots to watch on the final weekend of the Paralympics: Reid bids for bronze and Rae takes on marathon

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Reid, 29, cut a frustrated figure and he and wheelchair doubles partner Alfie Hewett suffered a second consecutive defeat in a Paralympic final
Reid, 29, cut a frustrated figure and he and wheelchair doubles partner Alfie Hewett suffered a second consecutive defeat in a Paralympic final

The twilight of a thrilling sporting summer is almost upon us but there’s still one more weekend of Paralympic drama to keep you entertained, writes Will Jennings.

The Games come to an end on Sunday evening but with two more days left to savour, there are no shortage of Scots shooting for medals in Japan.

Wheelchair tennis ace Gordon Reid and sprinter Ben Rowlings bid to climb the podium on Saturday while 24 hours later, fellow Scot Derek Rae competes in the men’s T46 marathon.

Make the most of the final two days of action while you can – here’s what to watch on Day 11 and 12 as the Paralympic Games draw to a heart-thumping conclusion.

SATURDAY

Gordon Reid – wheelchair tennis men’s singles bronze medal match – time TBC (4th on Centre Court)

ParalympicsGB’s wheelchair tennis stars have endured a difficult few days but Reid, a gold and silver medallist in Rio, can still add a bronze to his collection at the Ariake Tennis Park.

Scotland’s 18-time Grand Slam champion suffered dual heartbreak this week as his semi-finals singles defeat was followed by a loss in the doubles final – the same result as five years ago – alongside partner Alfie Hewett.

The red-hot pairing – who boast 35 Grand Slam titles between them – will be at opposite ends of the court on Saturday, however, duking it out in the singles bronze medal match hoping to end their disappointing campaign on a high.

Ben Rowlings – men’s T38 400m final – 1:55am

Stirling speed king Rowlings goes for 400m gold in the middle of the UK night as he bids to bounce back from a ninth-place finish in the 100m final.

He’ll be joined in the showpiece by teammate Isaac Towers but it’s Walid Ktila who looks the outright favourite with a searing personal best of 1:36.78.

Rowlings swooped to silver at the 2018 European Championships, however, and will be hellbent on crashing the Tunisian’s party to claim a maiden Games medal in Japan.

SUNDAY

Derek Rae – men’s T46 marathon – 10:50pm (starts on Saturday evening)

ParalympicsGB immortal David Weir dominates the British Sunday narrative but elsewhere, Scottish star Rae tilts at a marathon medal in his T46 classification.

Weir, a six-time Paralympic champion, will hope to cap a memorable comeback in the T54 event at 10:30pm but 20 minutes later, Rae bids to end Scotland’s Paralympic Games in style at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.

Rae failed to finish the race at Rio 2016 but after winning silver at the 2019 World Marathon Championships, will take to the line in buoyant spirits as the curtain draws down on an unforgettable Japanese summer.

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