LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 3

Swimming’s golden girl Ellie Simmonds defends the first of her two Paralympic titles on day three of the Games, and Lee Pearson could win his 10th equestrian gold medal when he competes in the individual 1b test.

The golden girl of entire ParalympicsGB squad in Bejing four years ago, Simmonds will look to hold on to her S6 400m freestyle title and claim another Paralympic gold medal for Great Britain at 5.50pm.

She will go head-to-head with American teenager Victoria Arlen, who set tongues fluttering when she broke Ellie Simmonds’ S6 400m freestyle record in May at the US Olympic and Paralympic swimming trials.

The 15-year-old is a real gold medal threat and is likely to push Simmonds all the way.

Also at the Aquatics Centre, Claire Cashmore targets SB8 100m breaststroke glory (6.29pm) and Sascha Kindred goes for his fourth straight gold in the SB7 100m breaststroke (8.20pm).

Over at Greenwich Park, Lee Pearson could win his 10th equestrian gold medal when he contests the individual 1b test (2.45pm).

In shooting Matt Skelhon goes for the second of a possible two golds in the R3 10m air rifle prone (mixed) SH1 (4pm), and James Bevis is a title hopeful in the R5 10m air rifle prone (mixed) SH2 (12pm).

On the track inside the Olympic Stadium, world champion Richard Whitehead goes in the men’s T42 200m (11.23am).

There is nothing like a British-French rivalry and that’s what we should see in the T42 men’s 200m with Whitehead goes head to head with Clavel Kayitare.

Ireland’s Jason Smyth is officially the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

The visually-impaired sprinter, who trains with American sprinter Tyson Gay, has a personal best of 10.22 in the 100m, and he only just missed qualification for the Olympics. Watch him go in the T13 100m at 7.15pm.

In the velodrome world number one Anthony Kappes defends the title he won in Beijing in the men’s individual B 1km time trial (9.30am).

An outside bet for a medal is Sam Ingram, who was the only judo medal winner for GB four years ago, winning bronze.

He tussles for the -90kg crown today (final at 6.30pm), while brother Joe contests the +100kg event (final at 7.02pm).

Day three also sees the start of the football 7-a-side, sailing and wheelchair tennis competitions.

You can follow all the action from day three of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Channel 4. Details below:

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7.00am-9.15am PARALYMPIC GAMES BREAKFAST SHOW
Presenters: Rick Edwards & Kelly Cates

The Paralympic Games Breakfast Show comes live from the Channel 4 studios inside the Olympic Park, featuring interviews with chef Michael Caines and TV presenter Katie Piper.

Daraine Mulvihill reports on how prosthetics have shaped the future of Paralympian sport, and there is the chance to see the first part of the KidsTalk series.

Plus, highlights of the second night of the Games and action from past Paralympics every half hour, and the Breakfast Roadshow comes from Walsall, the home town of swimmer Ellie Simmonds.

 
9.15am-1.00pm – PARALYMPIC GAMES 2012
Presenters: Jonathan Edwards & Daraine Mulvihill
Athletics, Track Cycling, Swimming

Live coverage of the opening events on day three of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

British teenager Ellie Simmonds was one of the stars of the 2008 Games in Beijing, and starts the defence of her S6 400m freestyle at the Aquatics Centre this morning.

The cycling at the London Velodrome continues with Anthony Kappes and Neil Fachie in the men’s individual B 1km time-trial final, while David Weir and Richard Whitehead take to the track at the Olympic Stadium in the semi-finals of the men’s T54 5,000m and T42 200m respectively.

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1.00pm-6.30pm – PARALYMPIC GAMES 2012
Presenters: Georgie Bingham & Arthur Williams
Track Cycling, Judo, Equestrian, Football 7-a-Side,
Wheelchair Basketball, Swimming, Shooting

A busy afternoon and early-evening at the Paralympic Games features a variety of sporting disciplines.

The cycling continues at the London Velodrome with Sarah Storey, Jody Cundy and Jon-Allan Butterworth involved in the women’s C4-5 500m time-trial, men’s C4 pursuit and men’s C5 pursuit respectively.

Great Britain’s women take on Brazil in Group A of the wheelchair basketball at the Basketball Arena, and Britain are also in action in the men’s 7-a-side football against Brazil at the Riverbank Arena from 4.15, while Lee Pearson competes in the equestrian Mixed Individual Championship Test at Greenwich Park.

Attention then switches to the Aquatics Centre and the swimming finals, which could feature Matt Whorwood in the men’s S6 400m freestyle at 4.50, Ellie Simmonds, Nyree Kindred and Mirjam de Koning-Peper in the women’s S6 400m freestyle at 5.50, and James Hollis in the men’s S10 100m butterfly.

Plus, Sam and Joe Ingram take part in the men’s -90kg and +100kg judo disciplines at the ExCeL London, and the mixed R3-10m air rifle prone-SH1 shooting features British hopes Matt Skelhon, Nathan Milgate and Di Coates at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

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7.00pm-10.30pm – PARALYMPIC GAMES 2012
Presenters: Clare Balding & Ade Adepitan
Athletics, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Table Tennis

A hectic evening of finals from the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre on day three of the Games.

In the pool, ParalympicsGB will hope to feature Rhiannon Henry in the women’s S13 50m freestyle, Jim Anderson in the men’s S2 200m freestyle and Sascha Kindred in the men’s SB7 100m breaststroke.

The Olympic Stadium hosts this evening’s athletics, including the women’s finals in the T36 200m, T52 200m, T46 200m and F46 javelin, which are expected to feature Hazel Robson, Josie Pearson, Sally Brown and Hollie Arnold respectively.

There is also the chance to see Oscar Pistorius on the track for the first time, as he begins the defence of his men’s T44 200m against the likes of Jerome Singleton.

Plus, action from Matt Skelhon’s quest to win the mixed R3-10m air rifle prone-SH1 shooting at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Great Britain’s men’s wheelchair basketball Group B match against Colombia at the North Greenwich Arena and the table tennis semi-finals at the ExCeL London, which may include Will Bayley in the men’s Class 7 singles semi-finals.

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10.30pm-11.15pm – THE LAST LEG with ADAM HILLS
Presenter: Adam Hills

Australian comedian Adam Hills 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.

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CLICK HERE for more details on Paralympic sport classification
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Highlights of the day’s events will be shown on 4Seven at 1.05am, repeated on Channel 4 at 6am
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