Paralympics: Late Night



Hi there! Want some late-night Paralympics updates? Well, bad luck. You're getting it. I'm Andrew Corcoran, with you until Channel 4 kick the coverage off-air and put Bake Off on instead, or something.

Before we pick up full coverage, let's check in with the main medal winners of the day so far...

First and foremost, if you haven't seen Will Bayley's celebration when he won the GOLD MEDAL in the SM7 Table Tennis final, check it out below. My favourite moment is him hugging the umpire as she desperately tries to penalise him! Ha. He beat Brazil's Israel Pereira Stroh 3-1 (11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 11-4).

Aled Davies threw 15.97m in the F42 Shot Put final to claim the GOLD MEDAL earlier, too.

Elsewhere, John Stubbs & Jodie Graham claimed a SILVER MEDAL in the final of the Mixed Team Compound Open Archery. They were beaten 151-143 by Ai & Zhou of China.

We've just seen Alice Tai go for GB in the Women's 100m Butterfly - S10 final. She finishes in 7th in a time of 1:11.92. Kiwi Sophie Pascoe nabs her 3rd gold for New Zealand in a new Paralympic Record of 1:02.65.

David Weir, having finished 5th in the 400m final a few hours ago, is back on the track right now in the hope he won't be similarly outclassed in the 1500m heats. I presume he won't.

David Weir sets off and settles into third place as Heat 2 of the 1500m gets underway.

The Weirwolf is boxed a little on lap 2, but moves onto the outside wheel of the leaders with 600m to go.

He turns on the burners down the back straight to move into the lead, but Rawat Thana of Thailand just pips him at the line. David Weir will automatically qualify for the semifinals with that 2nd place finish. Good tactics throughout the race.