Kiwi cyclist Kate Horan has been edged out of the medals at the Rio Paralympics after finishing second in the bronze medal ride in the 3km pursuit C4 event.

Horan led Megan Fisher at the 2km mark but the American fought back to finish in a time of 4:04.081. Horan was less than a second back in 4:04.437.

New Zealand have three more chances to win a medal later today in the pool. Cameron Leslie will compete in the final of the Men's 200m Freestyle S5 while both Rebecca Dubber and Nikita Howarth will feature in the Women's 100m Backstroke S7 final.

Leslie was the first New Zealander in the pool, setting a new personal best time of 2:52.21 in qualifying. Leslie qualified fifth fastest for the final and will race against Brazil's darling Daniel Dias who has won a total of nine Paralympic medals.

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Dubber and Howarth followed both swam strong heats finishing first and second with personal best times of 1:23.62 and 1:24.69 respectively. Dubber qualified second and Howarth third fastest for the final, with Liting Ke (China) qualifying fastest from heat two.

Coming up:

Medal chances
- Cameron Leslie will compete in the final of the Men's 200m Freestyle S5 between 10.59am -11.08am NZT
- Rebecca Dubber and Nikita Howarth will compete in the final for the Women's 100m Backstroke S7 between 11.39am - 11.46am NZT

Also in action
- Liam Malone competing in the heat of the Men's 100m T44 between 08.45am - 08.59am NZT
- Anna Grimaldi competing in the heat/final of the Women's Long Jump T47 between 09.11am - 10.31am NZT