World records were broken on day 11 of the IBSA World Games.
Two powerlifting world records were broken on Thursday, August 24, both on squats, as Ahmed Hemid of Egypt lifted 213kg in the 75kg section, while in the 82.5 kg section Andril Myronets of Ukraine lifted an incredible 223kg.
The second day of the tennis tournament saw the first of the doubles matches and there was an exciting match in the Men’s B1 competition when lone Pakistani representative Naqi Rizvi beat Argentinian Roberto Masotta 4-2, 4-1.
Nathalia Benavides from Colombia had a brilliant day with winning scores of 4-0, 4-0 and 4-1, 4-2. Her first match was also a winning one with a score of 4-1, 4-2 but later in the day she was disadvantaged by a fall in her second match and lost to Australia’s Grace Hobbs 1-4, 2-4.
In the singles matches, there were a number of players progressing with a 4-0, 4-0 score, including Christian Bolton-Edenborough, Michal Stype, Charlotte Schwagmeier, Grace Hobbs, Paul Ryb, Mark Haskett, and Adrian Arriaga Oritz.
It was also the first day for archery, with an entertaining day deciding Friday’s medal contenders.
The VI1 gold medal final is set to be contested between the Belgian Reuben Vanhollebeke and Great Britain’s Clive Jones. Vanhollebeke led comfortably on the field from early on, defeating Ugandan Tumisiime Gad Rauben in the semi-finals who will go on to contest bronze with Italian Loredana Ruisi who lost a close semi-final with Jones.
The VI2/3 final will be an all-British affair between Steve Prowse and Nick Thomas, while the VI Open category final will be another all-British contest between Terry Piper and Andrea Thomas.
Other highlights saw a scramble for the goalball quarter final places as the final pool matches took place at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
Team GB’s women’s side progressed to the quarters on home territory after a 3-2 victory over Brazil following two goals from Georgie Bullen.
Elsewhere, Lithuania men’s defeated Germany 11-6 and followed it up with a victory over Finland to book a quarter final spot against Turkiye. The Germans lost their second match to Japan 9-4, which means Japan now face USA in the quarter finals.
RESULTS IN FULL – Thursday 24th August
Men’s blind football
Germany 1-0 Spain
Thailand 1-1 Morocco (Thailand win 3-2 on penalties)