PARALYMPICS LONDON 2012: Great Britain schedule - Wednesday 5th September
GREAT Britain's athletes will compete across ten sports on day seven of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
MORE MEDALS: Great Britain's Sarah Storey, with two golds on the cycling track, changes her focus to the road at the Paralympics
Cycling moves from the velodrome to the road at Brands Hatch, where David Stone, Sarah Storey and Rachel Morris aim to retain the Time Trial titles they won in Beijing four years ago. After winning two on the track, Storey is going for her third gold of the Games the tenth of her career.
And in the pool Liz Johnson bids to defend her SB6 100m breaststroke title from Beijing, while Jim Anderson goes for a medal in the S2 50m backstroke for the sixth Games in a row.
Dave Weir has another quick turnaround with early heats, then sprinter Katrina Hart is among those in action in the evening, aiming to add the Paralympic title in the T37 200m to the world title she won last year.
Day seven also sees the start of the London 2012 wheelchair rugby competition with GB tackling reigning Paralympic Games champions USA.
Athletics: Hart goes in the T37 200m heats in the morning session at the Olympic Stadium with the final in the evening. Jenny McLoughlin and Bethany Woodward also feature.
David Devine is in the T12 800m final after winning 1500m bronze and Sally Brown goes in the T46 100m.
Cycling: Day seven of the Games sees the first of four days of road cycling, with time trials for men and women at Brands Hatch.
Britain’s women won two time trial golds at Beijing 2008 and both Storey and Morris are aiming to defend their titles. Storey goes in the women’s C5 event, along with Crystal Lane, with Morris in the women’s H3 handcycling event.
Jon-Allan Butterworth, who has already won three track silver medals at these Games, competes in the C5 event.
Stone contests the mixed T1-2 time trial – he dominated the road cycling in his classes at Beijing, winning both golds.
Lora Turnham and pilot Fiona Duncan take their tandem from the track to the road for the women’s B time trial. Mark Colborne races in the men’s individual C1 with Shaun McKeown in the C3. Karen Darke goes in the women’s H2 event.
Swimming: Liz Johnson aims to retain the SB6 100m breaststroke title she won in Beijing four years ago. She is joined by team-mate Charlotte Henshaw. The heats of all events are in the morning and final in the evening session.
Jim Anderson goes in the S2 50m backstroke, an event in which he has won medals at each of the last five Paralympic Games. His haul includes golds in Atlanta and Athens.
The Hynd brothers Oliver and Sam go in the SM8 200m medley, with the former bidding for a third medal and the latter a second. Matt Whorwood competes in the SB6 100m breaststroke and James O’Shea in the SB5 version. Rob Welbourn and Gemma Almond contest the men’s and women’s S10 400m freestyle respectively.
Emma Hollis goes in the SM8 200m medley and Hannah Russell in the S12 1000m backstroke.
A trio of British swimmers – Louise Watkin, Amy Marren and Lauren Steadman – swim in the S9 50m freestyle.
Wheelchair Tennis: Peter Norfolk and Andy Lapthorne aim to become the first GB pair to strike gold in the quad doubles. Twice singles champion, Norfolk was knocked out of that competition on Tuesday.
Gordon Reid has two quarter-final matches, first against Dutch player Maikel Scheffers in the singles, then joining Marc McCarroll to take on the French duo in the doubles.
Other British teams and athletes in action
Archery: The women’s and men’s team recurve competitions get underway with quarter-finals at Royal Artillery Barracks. The women play Korea at 09:30 while the men take on Chinese Taipei at 10:30.
Athletics: Weir is getting used to burning the candle at both ends as he targets four golds at these Games. With two in the bag already he returns for the start of his third event, the T54 800m just 13 hours after clinching victory in the 1500m final last night.
Stef Reid and Sophie Kamlish contest the opening round of the women’s T44 200m while the evening session sees the opening round of the men’s T44 100m, featuring British sprinter Johnnie Peacock. Sam Ruddock and Jordan Howe contest the heats of the T35 200m.
Football 7-a-side: Great Britain and the USA conceded a combined 15 goals in each of their previous pool games as both were knocked out of semi-final contention. They kick off at 16:15 at the Riverbank Arena with nothing but pride on the line.
Goalball: After beating Denmark 5-0 in their final group match, GB’s women play Sweden in their quarter-final tie at 12:45.
Sailing: Sarah Lucas still leads the 2.4mR ahead into the crucial races nine and ten on the fifth day, with the SKUD18 crew also poised in third position. The Sonar boat is sixth and will have three races on Wednesday to make up for a Tuesday cancellation. The action gets underway at 11:00.
Table Tennis: The team competition begins at ExCeL but both British entrants have byes to Thursday's quarter-finals. Will Bayley, Paul Karbardak, Aaron McKibben and Ross Wilson in Class 6-8 and Jane Campbell and Sara Head in Class 1-3 will keep an eye on results to see who they face.
Wheelchair Basketball: The men play Turkey in their quarter-final at 15:15 at North Greenwich Arena, while the women have a day off before their classification match on Thursday.
Wheelchair Rugby: Great Britain, who were fourth at both of the last two Paralympic Games, get their London 2012 competition underway with a tough opening game against reigning Paralympic champions the USA in Group A, in a 14:00 start at the Basketball Arena on Olympic Park.
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