Curtis McGrath defends gold in Tokyo

Australia's largest travelling Paralympic team have headed to Tokyo and are hoping to create just as many golden moments as their Olympics counterparts just weeks ago.

Follow along for LIVE updates at the Paralympics:


Silver ends Martin's golden Games in pool

Will Martin has ended Australia's prolific swimming campaign at the Tokyo Paralympics as he started it - on the podium.

The 20-year-old from Brisbane capped his outstanding Games debut by helping Australia win silver in Friday night's in the last event on the 10-day swimming program, the 4x100m medley relay.

He combined with Tim Hodge, Tim Disken and Ben Popham to clocked four minutes 7.70 seconds, finishing 1.11 seconds behind the Russian gold medallists, with Italy claiming bronze.

Martin won the first Paralympic gold medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 25 when he broke the Games record in the S9 400m freestyle.

He also broke his own world record to take out the S9 100m butterfly and won gold as part of the 4x100m freestyle relay.


Greco claims third Para cycling medal

Paige Greco has capped the Australian Paralympic cycling team's outstanding Tokyo campaign with her third medal.

In her debut Paralympics, the 24-year-old from Adelaide claimed bronze in the C1-3 road race after winning bronze in the time trial and gold on the track in the individual pursuit.

Japan's Keiko Sugiura comfortably won gold on Friday with a bunch sprint determining the silver, bronze and fourth placings.

Greco, 24, was beaten by Sweden's Anna Beck but nudged out China's Wang Xiaomei in the photo finish.

"I knew it would probably come down to a sprint finish," Greco said. "I knew one of the girls was behind me, I didn't know both of them (Beck and Wang) were. It was super close."

Australia shone in cycling at Tokyo with 13 medals, including four gold.


Cole beaming as Paralympics career ends

Declaring "once a Paralympian, always a Paralympian", record-breaking Australian swimmer Ellie Cole is going out on top.

The 29-year-old's international swimming career ended on Thursday night when won bronze as a member of the 4x100 medley relay team.

That, and her silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay, gave Cole 17 Paralympic medals - making her Australia's most decorated female Paralympian.

The six-time gold medallist has one more medal than fellow swimmer Priya Cooper, who won nine gold.

"It was such a special night ... It was nine days of gruelling competition. You always forget how tiring a Paralympics is," the four-time Paralympian told Channel Seven.

"But to be able to share my 17th medal with a relay team as well as to stand on the podium next to one of the all-time greatest swimmers in the whole Paralympic movement in (American) Jess Long, it was just such a fairytale ending to my Paralympic journey.

"I haven't stopped smiling, I'm so proud to be a Paralympian.

"Once a Paralympian, always a Paralympian and I have some very treasured memories of my time on this team."


Greco claims third Paralympics cycling medal

Australia's Paige Greco has won her third cycling medal at her first Paralympics, claiming bronze in the women's C1-3 road race.

Japan's Keiko Sugiura comfortably won gold on Friday with a last-ditch sprint to the line determining the silver, bronze and fourth-place.

Greco, 24, was beaten by Sweden's Anna Beck but nudged out China's Wang Xiaomei in the photo finish.

"I knew it would probably come down to a sprint finish," Greco said.

"I knew one of the girls was behind me, I didn't know both of them (Beck and Wang) were. It was super close."

Greco previously won Australia's first gold in Tokyo in the C3 individual pursuit, then landed bronze in the C1-3 time trial.

"I'm very happy to be on the podium again and for all my races in my first Paralympics," Greco said.

"It's been an amazing Games and I never want to forget it."

Alistair Donohue finished fifth in the men's C4-5 road race after overcoming two painful early crashes early to see out the race.


Paralymics silver for women's table tennis team

Australia's Paralympic table tennis team has delivered another medal, with Lina Lei, Qian Yang and Melissa Tapper claiming silver in the women's team classes 9-10.

The Australians faced Poland in Friday morning's gold medal match but lost the tie 2-0.

The silver medal is Australia's first team table tennis medal since 1964.

Lei and Yang fronted up against Poland's Natalya Partyka and Karolina Pek in the doubles and fell agonisingly short, losing 3-2.

The Polish duo won just four more points for the entire match, claiming a 11-6 7-11 11-6 7-11 11-9 victory.

Yang then faced Partyka in the singles in a bid to get Australia back into the contest.

Yang had beaten Partyka in their singles semi-final earlier in the week, on her way to claiming gold.

But Partyka turned the tables on Friday, taking just 22 minutes to seal the team gold with a 3-0 win.

Partyka claimed the first game 11-5, then dug deep to win the second game 11-9 before reeling off the third 11-5.

The third tie, a singles match between Tapper and Pek, wasn't required.

The men's team classes 9-10 will face China for gold on Friday evening.


Curtis McGrath defends gold in Tokyo

Curtis McGrath has belied his stuttering start in Tokyo to blitz the field in the men's kayak single 200m KL2 final and defend the gold medal he won in Rio.

A rudder issue had seen McGrath finish third in his heat on Thursday forcing him to qualify for Friday's final via a semi-final that morning.

But after coolly cruising through the semi-final, recording a Paralympic best time of 41.134, the star Australian was primed to deliver in the final.

McGrath, 33, did just that.

After a hotly contested start, McGrath burst away from the field in the final 100m to claim gold by more than a full second (1.077 seconds), with a time of 41.426.

Ukrainian Mykola Syniuk won silver with Italy's Federico Mancarella, who challenged McGrath early in the race, claiming bronze.

It means McGrath's campaign to win two gold medals in Tokyo is very much alive, with his VL3 200m final to come on Saturday.

Meanwhile compatriot Susan Seipel claimed a silver medal in the women's va'a single 200m VL2, improving on her Rio bronze medal.

Great Britain's Emma Wiggs won gold by more than four seconds with a time of 57.028 seconds.

Seipel crossed the line second in 1:01.481, holding off Great Britain's Jeanette Chippington.