Canberra's Emily Tapp has suffered another heartbreaking moment in her career, after crashing out of the PTWC paratriathlon some five years after she was forced to withdraw from competing in Rio due to injury.
As fellow Australian Lauren Parker crossed the line for silver on Sunday morning, Tapp was receiving medical attention after she crashed into a barrier during the opening stages of the bike leg, rendering her bike unridable.
It was the second Paralympic heartbreak for the 30-year-old debutant. She was selected to compete in Rio but was forced to withdraw weeks out from the 2016 event as her skin grafts - which she needed after suffering third-degree burns from a gas heater in the lead up - did not heal correctly.
Tokyo subsequently became Tapp's debutant Paralympics, after a five-year wait, as she looked to add to her two world championships and a Commonwealth Games silver medal.
On the water, Canberra's Nikki Ayers and her PR3 mixed coxed four team finished fourth in the final, despite not being able to train together since May.
They were hoping to go one better than their fourth place finish at the 2019 World Championships but they crossed the line in the same position.
Four-time Paralympian Kathryn Ross and her PR2 mixed double sculls partner Simon Albury suffered an upsetting blow on Saturday, after they did not qualify for the medal final after a speedy repechage race knocked them out.
They crossed the line in third in their repechage, with a time of eight minutes and 12 seconds, to record the third fasted time in the event.
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The winner of the other repechage race, Ukraine, rowed five seconds slower than the Australians and qualified for the final. However, only the top two teams from each repechage race progresses.
Similarly Ross and Albury's time in the repechage would have sealed them gold in the final on Sunday, with Great Britain taking home gold in eight minutes and 38 seconds.
Outside of the water, University of Canberra student Sarah Walsh finished seventh in the T64 long jump on Saturday. Despite not medalling as the reigning 2019 World Championship bronze medallist, she said competing in her second Paralympics was the best.
Canberra's next Paralympic medal hopes lie on the athletics track with AIS athlete Madison de Rozario and Angie Ballard in the 800 metres final at 8pm on Sunday.