Paralympics: What to watch on Day 5

With the Paralympic Games entering their second week, ParalympicsGB are well on their way to beat their London record of 120 medals. We highlight the top athletes featuring today and take a peek at where the medals might be won.

Brits go head to head
Athletics, T54 400m, 2.12pm

David Weir is a fan favourite to win the T54 400m with team mate Richard Chiassaro typically coming a close second. Could Chiassara be the underdog that sneaks up on Weir? Or will Weir achieve the seventh gold medal of his career? Find out who finally gets the gold this afternoon.

Bayley – could he finally be our golden boy?
Table tennis, class 7 gold- medal match, 2.45pm

First Date’s favourite and former world champion Will Bayley hopes to beat his silver medal from London 2012. Can he do it? Tune in to see him play Brazil’s Israel Pereira Stroh for what is sure to be a nail-biting final.

Britain goes for bronze
Boccia, BC4 bronze-medal match, 3pm

The Paralympics is one of your only chances to watch this unique disability sport so don’t miss it.  The GB team of Evie Edwards, Stephen McGuire and Kieran Steer suffered a semi-final defeat last night, but are still in with a chance to win bronze against Thailand.

Kane can do it!
Swimming, S13 400m freestyle, 9.40pm

At just 13, Abby Kane is the youngest team member of the British team in Rio this year. She’s due to make her Paralympic debut tonight, while the rest of her classmates at Largs Academy are settling back to the new school year. After watching her train, we know Kane has what it takes to make a real splash at Rio – read our exclusive interview with her here.

Paralympic veteran final hope at glory
Swimming, SM6 200m medley final, 11.39pm

Sascha Kindred, who has cerebral palsy, has represented Britain in five Paralympics and achieved six gold medals. He promises this year will be his final appearance at the Games – but will he get the gold that he missed out on in London 2012?

 

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