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Gordon Reid named in six-man GB squad for Tokyo Paralympics

Gordon Reid named in six-man GB squad for Tokyo Paralympics
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Britain finished third in the wheelchair tennis medal table at Rio 2016.

Reigning Paralympic champion Gordon Reid has been named in Great Britain's six-person wheelchair tennis squad for the Tokyo Games.

Five-time grand slam singles winner Alfie Hewett, who claimed silver in Rio in 2016 after being beaten in the final by Scotsman Reid, has also been selected.

The pair are the most successful all-British doubles pair having won 11 grand slam titles together following success at this year's French Open.

They will be joined in Japan by Rio 2016 quad singles silver medallist Andy Lapthorne and Paralympics debutant Dermot Bailey, plus two-time Paralympic doubles bronze medallists Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker.

Rio 2016 saw Hewett and Reid go head-to-head in the first all-British men's singles final, with the latter triumphing 6-2 6-1 just 24 hours after the pair won doubles silver together.

Norwich-born Hewett, 23, said in a statement: "I'm so pleased to have been selected to represent GB at another Paralympic Games.

"Rio was an incredible experience and to have another chance to play for my country means so much to me.

Gordon Reid, right, defeated fellow British player Alfie Hewett in the men's final at Rio 2016
Gordon Reid, right, defeated fellow British player Alfie Hewett in the men's final at Rio 2016 (Andrew Matthews/PA)

"We have a strong team again so I'm hopeful we can come back from Tokyo with another good haul of medals."

Britain finished third in the wheelchair tennis medal table in Brazil after claiming a gold, three silver and two bronze medals.

LTA Paralympics team leader Cain Berry said: "This is always an exciting moment both for us as a governing body and the athletes, all of whom richly deserve their places in the team and will do their country proud I'm sure."

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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