Paralympics 2012, Day 9
Richard Whitehead’s astonishing win in the 200m was one of the early highlights of the Paralympics and he’s back on track in the 100m today.
The shorter distance doesn’t allow him to make full use of his fast finish but the 36-year-old was inspired by the Olympic Stadium crowd on Saturday and maybe he could take flight again.
Mickey Bushell is also after a sprint double when he goes in the T53 200m (9.31pm).
Channel 4 TV Schedule
9:15am – Paralympic Games 2012
Jonathan Edwards and Daraine Mulvihill introduce the opening coverage on day nine of the Games, featuring swimming, athletics, table tennis and 7-a-side football.
The swimming heats at the Aquatics Centre include Louise Watkin in the women’s S9 100m freestyle, Sascha Kindred in the men’s S6 50m butterfly and Jim Anderson in the men’s S2 50m freestyle.
Over at the Olympic Stadium, Sophia Warner goes at 10.00 in the women’s T35 100m heats and David Weir will expect to be involved in the men’s T54 400m semi-finals.
In the field event finals, Kyron Duke and Scott Moorhouse will hope to impress in the respective men’s F40 and F42 javelin finals.
Plus, the semi-finals of the team table tennis competitions at the ExCeL London and the fifth-eighth place play-offs in the men’s 7-a-side football at the Riverbank Arena.
12:05pm – Paralympic Games 2012
Further coverage on the ninth day of the Games in London, featuring the women’s wheelchair basketball play-off for fifth and sixth places at the North Greenwich Arena, and the wheelchair rugby preliminary matches at the Basketball Arena.
1pm – Paralympic Games 2012
Georgie Bingham and Arthur Williams present this afternoon’s coverage, featuring 7-a-side football, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball and table tennis.
The men’s football at the Riverbank Arena has reached the semi-final stage, and the final round of wheelchair rugby preliminaries take place at the Basketball Arena.
The men’s wheelchair basketball at the North Greenwich Arena features the fifth-eighth place play-offs, and the table tennis continues with the team finals and bronze-medal matches, while the finals of the men’s sitting volleyball are held at the ExCel London.
5.25pm – Paralympic Games 2012
Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan introduce further live coverage from London, including the swimming finals at the Aquatics Centre and 7-a-side football at the Riverbank Arena.
In the pool, Sascha Kindred aims to add to his medal haul in the final of the men’s S6 50m butterfly, while Louise Watkin, Steph Millward and Lauren Steadman are hoping to be involved in the women’s S9 100m freestyle final.
The men’s football has reached the semi-final stage, and there are updates on the team table tennis semi-finals, goalball women’s final and the latest round of wheelchair rugby matches.
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7.30pm – Paralympic Games 2012 Tonight
Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan introduce the concluding coverage on day nine of the Games, featuring athletics at the Olympic Stadium, swimming at the Aquatics Centre and wheelchair basketball at the North Greenwich Arena.
The athletics includes Oscar Pistorius in the men’s T44 400m heats, and a chance for Sophia Warner to win a medal in the women’s T35 100m final.
Mickey Bushell is among the favourites for gold in the men’s T53 200m, having already taken the T53 100m title, Richard Whitehead has high hopes of success in the men’s T42 100m final, David Weir should be involved in the men’s T54 400m final, and Shelly Woods is expected to take on Canada’s Chantal Petitclerc in the women’s T54 1500m final.
In the swimming finals, Hannah Russell is highly fancied in the women’s S12 50m freestyle, and Rhiannon Henry in the women’s SM13 200m individual medley.
Plus, action from the final of the women’s wheelchair basketball at the North Greenwich Arena.