PARALYMPICS LONDON 2012: Great Britain schedule - Tuesday 4th September
DANIELLE Brown won archery gold in Beijing aged just 18 and she’s back on the Paralympic stage looking to retain her title after adding two world titles and the Commonwealth Games team gold in the intervening years.
ON TARGET: Danielle Brown is looking to defend her Paralympic archery title today, having competed for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
David Weir will also be defending a Beijing crown when he races for the T54 1500m title at the Olympic Stadium, while Britain’s Boccia team of Nigel Murray, Dan Bentley, David Smith and Zoe Robinson aim to win bronze as compensation for losing their semi-final.
In the pool, Heather Fredriksen defends her S8 100m backstroke title while Ellie Simmonds is back at the Aquatics Centre chasing gold number three in the S6 50m freestyle
Archery: There could be an all British, or indeed an all Russian, final in the women’s individual compound archery competition at the Royal Artillery Barracks. Defending champion Brown takes on Russia’s Marina Lyzhnikova in one semi, while Mel Clarke faces Stepanida Artakhinova in the other. The final is scheduled to get underway at 16:15.
Athletics: Weir goes in search of his second gold in the Olympic Stadium when he contests the T54 1500m final, scheduled to go off at 21:42. He already has one gold in his possession, from Sunday’s spectacular T54 5000m final.
Paul Blake makes his Paralympic Games debut and seeks to add the London 2012 T36 100m title to the World Championships gold he won in New Zealand last year.
David Devine goes in the first of his two finals – the T13 1500m – while Steve Morris contests the T20 final over the same distance.
Also in the evening session, Britain have hopes in the women’s T35-38 4x100m relay featuring four of Katrina Hart, Jenny McLoughlin, Hazel Robson, Olivia Breen, Bethy Woodward and Sophia Warner.
Dan West and Jonathan Adams have hopes in the men's F34 shot, while in the morning session Bev Jones competes in the women’s F37 shot.
Boccia: It’s medal day on the Boccia court with brothers Peter and Stephen McGuire going for bronze in the BC4 pairs. They face Canada in a contest scheduled to get underway at 09:00 at the ExCeL.
Smith, Murray, Bentley and Robinson aim to put Monday’s semi-final defeat in the BC1-2 team event behind them as they battle for bronze. They face Portugal in a repeat of the Beijing 2008 final. The contest gets underway at 10:35.
Equestrian: With eight medals already in the bag, Britain’s riders bid to end their campaign on a high note at Greenwich Park. Sophie Christiansen aims to complete a hat-trick by adding gold in the grade Ia individual Freestyle test to her individual championship test and team golds.
Sophie Wells (grade IV) and Deb Criddle (grade III) have team gold and individual Championship silvers under their belts and contest the individual freestyle tests on the last day of riding.
Having already secured the title, Lee Pearson will also return to the podium to join Christiansen and Wells in collecting Britain’s team golds in the final equestrian victory ceremony of London 2012.
Shooting: Matt Skelhon returns to action in the mixed R6 50m rifle prone SH1 – his third and final event of the Games. He took silver in the R3 10m air rifle prone on Saturday. Karen Butler and Ben Jesson also go in the event at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Swimming: Simmonds returns to the pool for a shot at her third gold medal of the Games. She goes in the heats of the S6 50m freestyle, where she’s joined by Natalie Jones, who took bronze behind Simmonds in Monday’s SM6 200m medley final.
Fredriksen defends her S8 100m backstroke title in the pool, while Susie Rodgers goes in the S7 50m freestyle, Stephanie Millward, Amy Marren and Lauren Steadman swim in the 400m freestyle.
Jack Bridge and James Hollis are in the men’s S10 100m backstroke, Matt Walker, Jon Fox and Josef Craig go in the S7 50m freestyle, and Sascha Kindred and Matt Whorwood are on the hunt for S6 50m free medals.
James Crisp goes in the S9 400m Freestyle , while Sean Fraser, Oli Hynd and Thomas Young have hopes in the S8 100m Backstroke at which Fraser won bronze in Beijing.
James Clegg and Hannah Russell compete in the men’s and women’s 100m freestyle respectively.
Wheelchair Fencing: It’s the first day of wheelchair fencing with Justine Moore the first British fencer in action. She competes in the women’s individual B foil, getting her campaign underway in her first preliminary match at the ExCeL against Russia’s Irina Mishurova.
Other British teams and athletes in action
Athletics: Shelly Woods and Jade Jones race in the opening round of the women’s T54 800m. Tracey Hinton goes in women’s T11 100m heats, and Sally Brown is in the women’s T46 100m. Jamie Carter features in the T34 200m heats.
Football 5-a-side: After two draws so far, Britain face Iran at 15:30 knowing they must win by two goals if they are to guarantee a place in the semi-finals. Happily for the hosts, Iran have lost both of their previous games 2-0, and are now out of semi-final contention.
Goalball: Britain’s women face Denmark at 09:00, looking for their second victory of the tournament. The men admit they will be playing for pride against Brazil at 18:30, having been eliminated from quarter-final contention.
Sailing: Tuesday sees races seven and eight for Helena Lucas (2.4mR), Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (SKUD 18), and John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas (Sonar). Lucas is currently top of the leaderboard in her class, with the SKUD 18 crew second and the Sonar trio seventh.
Volleyball: Having been eliminated from the medal hunt, Britain’s women face Brazil at 19:00 in the first classification match at ExCeL to decide places 5-8 overall.
Wheelchair Basketball: Britain’s women are in action at 19:00 against Germany in the quarter-finals at North Greenwich Arena, bidding to reach the final four for the first time.
Wheelchair Tennis: Twice Paralympic champion and already assured of a doubles medal, Peter Norfolk faces Shraga Weinberg of Israel in the Quad Singles quarter-finals at 11:00 at Eton Manor.
Lucy Shuker has two quarter-final matches: with partner Jordanne Whiley against the German duo in the doubles, then against Jiske Griffioen of the Netherlands in the Singles.
Gordon Reid takes on Swede Stefan Olsson and Dave Phillipson plays Kunieda Shingo in the third round of the men's singles.
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