SCOTS participating in this year’s Tokyo Paralympic Games have now won a landmark number of medals following Gordon Reid’s silver success this morning.

Glasgow-based wheelchair tennis player Reid won silver in the men’s doubles alongside Alfie Hewett, only narrowly missing out on gold.

The British pair settled for silver at the end of a topsy-turvy encounter which the experienced defending champions snatched 7-5 0-6 7-6 (3).

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Reid and Hewett overcame the setback of dropping the opening set to lead the decider 3-1 but could not capitalise before a tense tie-break went against them.

They will return to court at the Ariake Tennis Park tomorrow to face each other in the bronze medal singles match having lost semi-finals on Thursday.

Reid’s silver medal takes the total to be won by Scots during the Paralympics to 18. This is one more than the number won at Rio in 2016, and the most to be won at the Games since Sydney 2000.

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Gordon Reid (right) and Alfie Hewett celebrate winning the second set

Mel Young of sportscotland welcomed the silver win.

“Gordon Reid continues to produce when it matters on the global stage and under great pressure,” she said. “To take silver is a fantastic result.

“It also means the Scottish athletes have now won 18 medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – the most since the Sydney Paralympics. This is testament to the hard work of everyone at Paralympics GB and of course those working across the British and Scottish sporting systems.”