Rio 2016 Paralympics: Medal hope Aaron Moores misses out on Rio final

Aaron Moores
Aaron Moores won silver in the 100m backstroke S14 at Londson 2012

Welsh swimmer Aaron Moores failed to qualify for the final of S14 100m backstroke on the opening day of the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Moores, a silver medallist in the event at London 2012, was considered a medal chance but finished fifth in his heat.

"I'm not too disappointed about because I haven't been training backstroke. It's all about the breaststroke," he said.

The 22-year-old will now turn his attention to the breaststroke.

In athletics, Kyron Duke finished fifth overall in the final of the F41 shot put and Olivia Breen qualified for the final of the T38 100m after finishing fourth in her heat.

In table tennis, World number one Rob Davies beat Silvio Keller of Switzerland 3-2 in his opening class 1 qualifier and faces Italy's Andrea Borgato in his next game on Friday.

Davies hopes to improve on his opening performance, saying: "Hopefully I can play better in my next match and be a bit more clinical."

Davies' table tennis teammate Sara Head lost 3-0 to Anna-Carin Ahlquist of Sweden in her opening women's singles class 3 game.

Clare Griffiths played as Great Britain's women lost 43-36 to Canada in the Wheelchair Basketball but Phil Pratt and the men's team beat Algeria 93-31.

Owen Burke failed to qualify for the men's R1-10m Air Rifle Standing final.

Seven Welsh athletes will be in action for on the second day of the Games on Friday.

Para-rower Rachel Morris, who won hand cycling gold in Beijing and bronze in London 2012, starts her campaign in the Arms Only Sculls.

On the track, Jordan Howe is an outside medal chance in the T35 100m and begins his bid in the heats.

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