Paralympics: Day Six



Good afternoon! Andrew Corcoran here with updates on the first couple of hours of action from Day Six from Rio.

Just the 54 golds on offer today...!

Between now and 3pm, our main British medal interest with be Georgina Hermitage in the T37 400m final at the athletics in around 90 mins, but it's a busy morning across the games.

There's chat on Channel 4 about ParalympicsGB potentially surpassing London's medal haul of 120 medals. I think it's always been a given once the IPC banned the Russian team, who in London 2012 collected 102 medals which will now be redistributed at Rio 2016.

If you want to read how the gold medal rush in the pool happened last night, you can read my report right here:

News overnight from the wheelchair tennis of Andy Lapthorne beating USA's David Wagner in three sets to reach the gold medal match. It was a fantastic match that I ended up watching on the live stream with the Brit dropping the 2nd set to a man he's only beaten 10 times in 41 meetings. His celebration after winning match point was IMMENSE.

Also overnight, absolute brilliant tactics from Iran's sitting volleyball team to convince 8'11" Morteza Mehrzad to play for them. Surely they can't lose?!

Right, we have our first live action, and it's a belting way to kick off Day Six - Ellie Simmonds versus Ellie Robinson in Heat 1 of the Women's 400m Freestyle - S6!

The two Ellies are lined up on the blocks and ready for this heat.

Both Brits in the lead after 50m. Simmonds edging it.