Two Dundonald brothers have been impressing so far at the Tokoyo Paralympic's with one of them close to earning a medal. 

Jamie and Scott McCowan compete in Boccia, which is a precision sport, like bowls and pétanque, for athletes with severe physical disabilities.

They are joined in Tokyo by parents Linda and Gary as their on-court assistants.

They clashed for the first time in a major tournament in the first round of their event, older brother Scott emerging a 7-1 winner before subsequent victories over Argentina’s Stefania Ferrando and Australia’s Spencer Cotie booked him a place in quarter-finals.

He then faced Brazil's Evelyn de Oliveira and won 9-1,however his dreams of a final berth were dashed with a tiebreak defeat to Greek Grigorios Polychronidis.

Scott still has a chance at reaching the podium however,in his bronze medal match against Australian Daniel Michel tomorrow.  

Speaking after the loss,the 30-year-old said he was disappointed but keen to bounce back from the loss.  

“I’m devastated,I gave it everything out there.

"That’s the best in a tournament I have ever played but ultimately, it just was not enough.

“Also, the tie-break was really close, and it did not go my way.

"I think it could have been a different story but that is how the game goes.

“I have just got to bounce back - there is nothing else for it.

"I know I can easily win a medal so I am determined to come back fighting tomorrow and I hope, if I can put in the same performance again, I should be able to get that medal."

However, his progress means brother Jamie's individual competitions are now over, though the two will join forces in the team event later this week.