LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 8

September 5, 2012

Brace yourselves because ‘Thriller Thursday’ has arrived as some of the most iconic Paralympians take centre stage inside the Olympic Stadium for what will be an unforgetable day.

South African superstar Oscar Pistorius defends his T44 100m title against the USA’s Jerome Singleton and ParalympicsGB’s Jonnie Peacock (above), who recently knocked 0.06 seconds off the world record.

David Weir will be out to retain his T54 800m title, while Libby Clegg has her eyes on the T12 200m top spot after securing silver in Beijing.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 7

September 4, 2012

The fast and furious ‘murderball’, otherwise known as wheelchair rugby, gets underway on day seven and Great Britain will be relying on Aaron Phipps (above) to rack up the points during the course of the competition.

Plus, in the pool, British team-mates and friends Liz Johnson and Charlotte Henshaw do battle in the 100m breaststroke SB6.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 6

September 3, 2012

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.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 5

September 2, 2012

After a pheonmenal weekend of sport watched by record audiences both at the venues and on television, the Paralympic Games continue apace as the event enters its fifth day of competition.

Veteran GB swimmer Sascha Kindred (above) looks to continue an unbeaten run in global championships stretching back to 1998 in the SM6 200m individual medley.

On the track, can world record holder Mickey Bushell sprint to golden glory in the T53 100m?

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 4

September 2, 2012

Another sensational day of Paralympic sport is lined up for your viewing pleasure on day four of the London Games, with plenty of British gold medal prospects in action throughout.

All eyes will be on David Weir (above) and Shelly Woods at the Olympic Stadium as they look to make it a golden double in the T54 5000m (men’s race at 9.50pm, women’s at 10.40am).

But the blockbuster moment could well come at 9.15pm when Oscar Pistorius goes for his first gold of these Games in the T44 200m.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 3

August 31, 2012

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.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 2

August 30, 2012

Three more sports begin their Paralympic competitions on the second day of the London Games, including the start of the athletics programme inside the Olympic Stadium.

Double world champion ‘Hurricane’ Hannah Cockroft (above) will battle for gold in the T34 100m wheelchair race; while in the Velodrome, Jody Cundy and Jon-Allan Butterworth go head-to-head in the newly-combined C4/5 1km time trial.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 1

August 29, 2012

The London 2012 Paralympic Games burst into life with several British medal hopes in action on the opening day of competition.

Cyclist Sarah Storey kicks off the action as she goes for the first of four possible golds in the individual C5 pursuit, and European champion Ben Quilter is one of Britain’s best hopes of a judo gold.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympic Games on Channel 4

August 20, 2012

After years of working and waiting, countless months of heady anticipation, and weeks of building excitement, the London 2012 Paralympic Games have finally arrived.

Channel 4 will provide comprehensive coverage across all 12 days of competition, where viewers will witness unfettered sporting brilliance, courage, talent, triumph and tragedy, as dreams are made and broken in the cauldron of top class competitive sport.

The 2012 Paralympics will be the biggest event in Channel 4’s 30-year history, with almost 500 hours of live coverage will be broadcast during the twelve days of competition, marking the most extensive Paralympic Games coverage ever broadcast in the UK.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Monday 6th August

August 6, 2012

Following an outstanding weekend for British athletes across a variety of Olympic disciplines, the action continues into the second week with more gold medal prospects for the host nation.

Reigning 400m hurdles world champion Dai Greene gets the chance to add Olympic gold to his collection, but he has a huge task on his hands to add Olympic gold after scraping into the final with the seventh-fastest time.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sunday 5th August

August 4, 2012

Despite his recent travails, this is the one millions of people around the globe will be waiting for – Usain Bolt in the men’s 100m final.

Never mind the dip in form which saw training partner Yohan Blake beat him in the run-up to the Games, or the perilous possibility of his false-starting just as he did at last year’s World Championships in Daegu – there can be no question that Bolt running the 100m is the most eagerly awaited of Olympic events.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Saturday 4th August

August 3, 2012

Middle Saturday of every Olympic Games is always billed as ‘Super Saturday’, and London 2012 is no exception as there is an unmissable line-up of world class sport happening all across London.

It will be pretty hard for armchair fans to know where to turn next, with so many great sporting events occuring at the same time on a day which could define the London 2012 Games for the host nation.

Among the top priorities has to be the climax of the women’s heptathlon and men’s 10,000m, featuring Great Britain’s biggest athletics medal hopes – Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah.

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