LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 6

Many of Great Britain’s most high-profile Paralympians will be in action on the sixth day of competition at the London 2012 Games.

David Weir returns to the Olympic Stadium in search of his second gold at the Games in the 1,500m, Ellie Simmonds tries for her fifth career Paralympic gold in the pool, and archer Danielle Brown (above) will defend her individual archery compound title.

Brown made history in 2010 when she became the first Paralympian to compete at the Commonwealth Games for England, winning gold in the archery team compound event.

Now she’s back in Paralympic competition to defend her title in the afternoon, with her semi-final against Russia’s Maria Lyzhnikova beginning at 3.30pm and the final to follow, where she could face fellow Briton Mel Clarke who competes in the other semi final.

Ellie Simmonds is on the gold trail again in the S6 50m freestyle (5.50pm), along with Natalie Jones, while multiple world record holder Heather Frederiksen defends her S8 100m backstroke title against American rival Jessica Long (5.40pm), and Jonathan Fox could be going for a second gold in the 50m freestyle (8.10pm).

Sean Fraser swam to bronze in the S8 100m backstroke (5.30pm) four years ago. Russia’s world record holder Konstantin Lisenkov remains the man to beat.

Over at the Olympic Stadium, David Weir goes for a possible second gold of the games in the T54 1500m (9.40pm) and world champ Paul Blake looks to add Paralympic gold in the T36 400m (8.50pm) in his first Games.

Northern Ireland’s rising star Sally Brown and visually impaired sprinter Tracey Hinton, in her sixth Paralympics, begin their 100m campaigns in the heats (from 10.00am), while Bev Jones aims for success in the shot put (10.45am).

Britain’s women’s wheelchair basketball play their quarter-final match against Germany at the North Greenwich Arena. Their young team finished 6th at the World Championships and are making strides all the time.

Wheelchair fencing competition gets underway, with Britons Simon Wilson and Vivien Mills hoping for individual foil medals as the fencing competition gets under way at the ExCel Centre (heats at 9.30am, finals at 6.30pm).

Hungary’s Pal Szekeres is one to watch as the only athlete to win medals at an Olympics, in Seoul, and then, after suffering a bus crash, at a Paralympics (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing).

It is also the first day of medal matches in boccia, with Britain expecting to be challenging for medals in the BC1/2, BC4 pairs and BC3 pairs from 2pm.

Channel 4 will once again clear all non-Paralympic programmes from its daytime schedule to provide live rolling coverage of the day’s events.

Live coverage that was scheduled to be screened on sister channel More4 in the late afternoon will now be moved to Channel 4 for the rest of the Games.

Channel 4 will continue to take a half-hour break for the Channel 4 News at 7pm, with live Paralympics coverage during this period continuing over on More4.

You can follow all the action from day six 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 advertising guru Trevor Beattie and journalist Melanie Reid.

Plus, the Roadshow is live from Skipton, home of archer Danielle Brown, there is another instalment of KidsTalk and previews of the boccia at the ExCeL London and swimming at the Aquatics Centre.

 
9.15am-1.00pm – PARALYMPIC GAMES 2012
Presenters: Jonathan Edwards & Daraine Mulvihill
Athletics, Swimming, Football 5-a-Side, Equestrian

The swimming heats at the Aquatics Centre feature Ellie Simmonds in the women’s S6 50m freestyle and James Crisp in the men’s S9 400m freestyle.

On the track at the Olympic Stadium, David Weir continues his quest to defend his men’s T54 1500m title in the semi-finals, and the heats of the women’s T54 800m and T11 100m, and men’s T34 200m and T46 400m, and final of the women’s F37 shot put take place.

The equestrian continues with the Mixed Individual Freestyle Tests in grades IV, III and Ia, and there is also the latest action from the 5-a-side football at the Riverbank Arena

After 12.05pm, there will be action from the semi-finals of the men’s T12 400m and T11 200m, and the heats of the women’s T35/T38 4x100m relay.

Channel 4 News Midday Summary at 12.00pm-12.05pm

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1.00pm-5.25pm – PARALYMPIC GAMES 2012
Presenters: Georgie Bingham & Arthur Williams
Wheelchair Basketball, Equestrian, 5-a-Side Football, Boccia, Archery

The basketball at the North Greenwich Arena has reached the quarter-final stage, beginning with the women’s discipline, with Great Britain in action today against Germany.

While at Greenwich Park, the equestrian continues with the Mixed Individual Freestyle Tests in grades IV, Ia and III, and Great Britain face Iran in their final 5-a-side group match.

Plus, the latest boccia news and action from the archery at Royal Artillery Barracks, featuring Britain’s Danielle Brown and Mel Clarke in the semi-finals.

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5.25pm-7.00pm – PARALYMPIC GAMES 2012
Presenters: Clare Balding & Ade Adepitan
Swimming

Coverage of the first swimming finals of the day at the Aquatics Centre, including the women’s S60 50m freestyle, which should feature Ellie Simmonds.

The British squad also have medal hopes with Heather Frederiksen in the women’s S8 100m backstroke, James Crisp in the men’s S9 400m freestyle, Sascha Kindred and Matt Whorwood in the men’s S6 50m freestyle, and Thomas Young, Oli Hynd and Sean Fraser in the men’s S8 100m backstroke.

Coverage continues on More4 and Channel 4 HD at 7.00pm (details below).

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7.30pm-10.30pm – PARALYMPIC GAMES 2012 TONIGHT
Presenters: Clare Balding & Ade Adepitan
Athletics, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball

Channel 4’s prime time coverage on on day six features athletics, swimming and wheelchair basketball.

The athletics finals at the Olympic Stadium include the men’s T36 400m, where Britain’s Paul Blake is likely to face a challenge from Russian rival Artem Arefyev, having finished first and second respectively in last year’s world championships.

The schedule on the track ends with the men’s T54 1500m at 9.36, as David Weir hopes to win another gold medal in the discipline ahead of Australian challenger Kurt Fearnley.

At the Aquatics Centre, veteran swimmer Matt Walker is looking to get his hands on a first individual gold medal at his fourth Paralympics in the men’s S7 50m freestyle, although he is expected to face strong competition in the tonight’s final from Jonathan Fox.

Plus, the remaining quarter-finals in the women’s wheelchair basketball at the North Greenwich Arena.

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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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7.00pm-7.30pm – PARALYMPIC GAMES 2012
Presenters: Clare Balding & Ade Adepitan
Athletics & Swimming

Continued coverage of the sixth day of the Games, including swimming and athletics action.

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Highlights of the day’s events with Audio Description (AD) will be shown on 4Seven at 1.05am, repeated on Channel 4 at 6.05am
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