Paralympics: Day Six



Now it's the Men's 400m T52 final.

It's gold for USA's Raymond Martin in a time of 58.42 seconds. He has a great start and stays just ahead of Japan's Tomoki Sato in the final straight.

The Men's Club Throw - F31/32 final is underway. Stephen Miller chucks it 31.58m on his 1st attempt and is currently in 3rd place.

Improves to 31.93m on his 3rd attempt, but remains in the bronze medal position.

53 year old Stephen Osborne now going in the Men's 100m - T51 final. He's in Lane 5. Peter Genyn of Belgium is the favourite in Lane 4, reckons Rob Walker.

Osborne wobbling about a bit on the track and doesn't really get going properly. Peter Genyn does indeed win gold for Belgium in a time of 21.15 seconds - a new Paralympic record. Osborne 6th in a time of 23.18.

Back at the swimming, Alice Tai about to go in Heat 2 of the Women's 100m Freestyle - S10.

Alice Tai touches 4th in a time of 1:04.32. Sophie Pascoe, Paralympic record holder, wins the heat in a time of 1:01.54. She's 7th fastest as it stands with one heat still to go, top 8 progressing, so she's hanging on to a final spot by her fingernails at the moment.

Results of Heat 3 means Alice Tai is pushed down to 11th fastest and misses out on the final. Aurelie Rivard of Canada won that heat in a new Paralympic record time of 59.89!

Alice: "That's the fastest I've gone this season, so I'm happy. I've still got the Freestyle relay to come. The team that we've got has really made the games for me. Everyone's there to pick you up after a bad performance and say it's fine. My family are still proud and that means a lot."