Day five of the 2012 Paralympic games will take place today with live coverage on Channel 4, More4 and Channel4.com
The ever popular Lee Pearson goes for gold in the individual freestyle dressage (2.45pm) but can he recover from his shock loss on Saturday – the first he has ever suffered in his fourth Paralympics. Victory today would give him his 11th gold medal, putting him level with Dave Roberts and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson on the all-time list of British Paralympic gold medallists.
It’s a busy day in the pool where Ellie Simmonds goes in the SM6 200m individual medley (5.39pm) and Sascha Kindred looks to continue an unbeaten run in global championships stretching back to 1998 in the SM6 200m individual medley (5.30pm). There are a host of other medal hopefuls including former wheelchair disco champion Jim ‘The Swim Anderson who will try to upgrade his bronze in the men’s S2 100m freestyle (5.49pm). On the track, world record holder Mickey Bushell can sprint to golden glory in the T53 100m (7.20pm).
Channel 4 TV Schedule
9.15am – Paralympic Games 2012
Jonathan Edwards and Daraine Mulvihill introduce the opening coverage on day five of the Games, including swimming, athletics and table tennis.
The first action comes from the Aquatics Centre, and features this morning’s swimming heats, including Sascha Kindred in the men’s SM6 200m individual medley, Nyree Kindred, Ellie Simmonds and Natalie Jones in the women’s SM6 200m individual medley, Matt Walker and Jonathan Fox in the men’s S7 100m freestyle and Jim Anderson in the men’s S2 100m freestyle.
The athletics continues at the Olympic Stadium with the heats of the men’s T53 100m, men’s T54 1500m and women’s T54 400m, which feature Team GB hopefuls Mickey Bushell, David Weir and Jade Jones respectively. Plus, updates on the men’s and women’s table tennis singles finals at the ExCeL London.
12.05pm – Paralympic Games 2012
Coverage features the closing stages of Great Britain v Ukraine in the men’s 7-a-side football at the Riverbank Arena, and the women’s T20 1500m and men’s T12 100m heats in the athletics at the Olympic Stadium.
The British football squad includes Martin Sinclair, brother of Swansea City winger Scott
1pm – Paralympic Games 2012
Georgie Bingham and Arthur Williams present live coverage of the wheelchair basketball, equestrian and sitting volleyball on day five of the Games.
The final day of wheelchair basketball group matches take place at the Basketball Arena and North Greenwich Arena, with Britain’s men facing Japan, and the women up against Canada.
Lee Pearson is among the equestrian favourites in the Mixed Individual Freestyle Test at Greenwich Park, and the sitting volleyball features Great Britain’s men against Germany at the ExCeL London from 2pm.
Plus, archery from the Royal Artillery Barracks, including the Men’s Individual Compound Open and Men’s Individual Compound W1 disciplines
5:25pm – Paralympic Games 2012
Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan present live coverage of this evening’s opening finals at the Aquatics Centre, including the women’s SM6 200m individual medley, which is expected to feature Ellie Simmonds, Natalie Jones and Nyree Kindred.
The equivalent men’s race also takes place, with Sascha Kindred defending his title. Matt Walker, Jonathan Fox and Josef Craig will all expect to have progressed in the men’s S7 100m freestyle, while in the men’s S2 100m freestyle, Jim Anderson is taking part in his sixth Paralympics.
Paralympics coverage continues on More4
7.30pm – Paralympic Games 2012 Tonight
Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan present further coverage of day five of the Games, featuring athletics and swimming finals at the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre.
The swimming includes the final of the women’s freestyle relay, while the women’s T54 400m race on the track is expected to be a clash between Britain’s Jade Jones and Paralympic legend Chantal Petitclerc of Canada, and Mickey Bushell is among the favourites in the men’s T53 100m at 8.03pm.
Plus, action from the concluding wheelchair basketball group matches at the Basketball Arena and North Greenwich Arena, Lee Pearson’s bid for equestrian gold and the second day of table tennis finals at the ExCeL London
10.30pm – The Last Leg With Adam Hills
The comedian presents an alternative review of the day’s Paralympics action, focusing on the key moments and talking points with sidekick Josh Widdicombe and guests from the sports and showbiz worlds.
The strangest events will also be featured in a light-hearted take on the Games, looking back at how the competitors’ exploits unfolded.