Paralympics: Late Night



Now we have Ellie Simmonds' medal ceremony.

A broad smile throughout from Ellie Simmonds and a fine rendition of the anthem. No tears, for once!

Well, I say no tears, but as Ellie heads up to see her family in the stands she completely - and rightly - loses it as she finally gets to celebrate with them. The raw montage of those three gold medal races for ParalympicsGB that Channel 4 has just shown is spine tingling.

New Zealand sensation Liam Malone wins the T44 200m final in a new Paralympic Record - a time of 20.06. "I'm so stoked. It's a real honour. I did this for all the New Zealanders who backed me from Day 1 with the crowdfunding campaign for my blades. To run faster than Pistorius is a big achievement. All I do is train; run around in circles and read books."

Now it's Susie Rodgers' medal ceremony.

She still looks pretty baffled that this gold medal is hers, even as it is hung around her neck. Susie's mother watches on, prouder than a proud thing, from the stands. Susie loud and proud with the anthem as it rings around the aquatics stadium.

The wheelchair tennis women's doubles semifinal we glimpsed earlier has ended, and Lucy Shuker & Jordanne Whiley have been beaten by Jiske Griffeon and Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands. The Dutch pair won in straight sets, 6-3 6-3.

That's it from me tonight as Channel 4 also shut up shop for the night. I'll leave you with one final glance of the medal table at the end of Day 5. I've been Andrew Corcoran, back later today for the start of Day 6. See you then!