Day 4: Sunday 2nd Sept

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Day 4: Sunday 2nd Sept


The busiest day of the Games so far includes eight medal events and promises much drama across the board, with British hopes coming primarily with rower Tom Agger at Eton Dorney.


Day 4 Sporting Events

Sunday 2nd September


In the Paralympic-specific sport of Boccia, Britain's team gold medallists from Beijing Nigel Murray, Dan Bentley, David Smith and Zoe Robinson begin their BC1/BC2 Team title defence. In the Velodrome, Team GB aims to retain the team sprint title while the tandem riders are also in action. Rik Waddon is set to ride in the mixed C1 to 5 team sprint (qualification at 11.33am and finals at 3.33pm today) with Kenny and Jon-Allan Butterworth, when Britain will be seeking to defend their Paralympic title having lost the World Championships title to China in Los Angeles earlier this year. At Eton Dorney at 9.50am, rower Tom Aggar should be in the men's arms and shoulders single sculls finals and could well be joined by additional GB athletes in the coxed fours and double sculls. Also on the busiest day of the Games so far, highlights in the Athletics programme include Australia's Kelly Cartwright in the long jump, USA's April Holmes racing the 100m, and GB's David Weir with his gold medal attempt in the 5,000m T54 final at 9.49pm. At the EcCeL Centre, there are multiple Table Tennis gold and bronze medal matches in the men's and women's singles with men's class 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and women's class 1-2, 4, 5, 8, 11 all on the agenda. Britain's Will Bayley is expected to star in the men's singles class 7 finals. It's the last day in the Velodrome with three medals up for grabs on the Cycling Track including the mixed C1 to 5 team sprint at 3.33pm, a title which the British team will fight to defend. There is also a hefty dose of Wheelchair Basketball matches on the cards at both the North Greenwich Arena and the Basketball Arena.

Medal events: Cycling Track, Athletics, Equestrian, Rowing, Shooting, Table Tennis, Powerlifting, Swimming


Non sporting events on Day 4 around London

Sunday 2nd September


Head to Trafalgar Square for Liberty at BT London Live on Sunday afternoon as the disability festival celebrates its tenth year in London. You can also watch the Paralympics on the big screen while you're there. Alternatively, try the National Theatre's Inside Out festival which, between 1pm and 3pm, treats us to a free performance by StopGAP Dance entitled Spun Productions - a vibrant new outdoor dance piece set in the world of 'vote for me' TV. A short stroll away, the Unlimited festival continues at the Southbank Centre and today we're treated to a Box of Frogs by Stumble danceCircus, an immersive circus show directed by Mish Weaver which plays with the audience's perception of mental health. Over in west London, flamboyant American organist Cameron Carpenter plays the second of his two Bach recitals as part of The Proms, putting in a matinee performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Later, for the evening show, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the world's oldest orchestra, raise the curtain with Messiaen's memorial to the dead of two world wars and finish with Mahler's Symphony No. 6 in A minor - a composer who conductor Riccardo Chailly has revived with this orchestra.


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