Paralympics: Day Six



Both Brits continue to look strong as they move away from the rest of the pack. Simmonds leads Robinson by 1.77 seconds at the halfway point.

Ellie Simmonds wins her heat of the Women's 400m Freestyle - S6 in a time of 5:37.75. Ellie Robinson comes in 2nd 3.3 seconds down on her compatriot.

Simmonds: "It was good to get a good heat run swim. It's going to be a tough race tonight, but I'm going to go and recover and then give everything I've got." Robinson: "It would be a great bonus if I can pick up a medal in this event. It's not one of my strongest." The final is scheduled for 9:41pm BST tonight.

Yelyzaveta Mereshko (UKR) and Song Lingling (CHN) both swim faster than the two Ellie's in Heat 2 of the 400m free S6, which should set up a good tussle in the final tonight!

Time for a medal race on the athletics track. It's the Women's 400m - T37 final. Georgie Hermitage running for ParalympicsGB. She's the current world record holder, by the way!

36C air temperature in Rio this morning, apparently. Take that, London, and your piffling September heatwave!

Runners on the starting blocks... and they're off!

GEORGINA HERMITAGE WINS THE GOLD MEDAL!!! IN A WORLD RECORD TIME OF 1:00.53!! The Brit leads all the way and wins by nearly 3 seconds.

Just so you know we're about to disappear under a thunderstorm where I am so that'll explain if updates become a little sporadic over the next few minutes.

Georgina: "I knew everyone was expecting, so to come out and win it is amazing. I knew the Chinese wouldn't back down easily so I made sure to make a good start. The 36C heat relaxes my muscles down my left-hand side, but I've still got to deal with the humidity. Everything is for my daughter. I miss her so much."