Day 5: Monday 3rd Sept

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Day 5: Monday 3rd Sept


The sailing events at Weymouth and Portland hit their halfway point while British hope Lee Pearson should star in the Equestrian events at Greenwich Park.


Day 5 Sporting Events

Monday 3rd September


It's the half-way stage in the Sailing events at Weymouth & Portland and ParalympicsGB have high hopes for Helena Lucas (2.4mR), Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (SKUD 18), plus John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas (Sonar), who compete in races five and six on the south coast of Dorset. It's an early start for Andrey Lebedinskiy who aims to keep his Shooting title in the P3 25m pistol at 9am. The remaining men's and women's Table Tennis singles gold and bronze medal matches are completed at the ExCeL Centre, with Poland's Natalia Partyka - one of only two athletes to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012 - the one to watch in the women's singles class 10 event. In Equestrian, Britain's Lee Pearson is favourite in his mixed individual freestyle event at 2.45pm – a crowd-puller as riders perform routines to music. It's the men's compound finals in Archery with Switzerland's Philippe Horner will target gold while in Basketball, Britain's women compete in their final group game.

Medal events: Archery, Athletics, Equestrian, Shooting, Table Tennis, Powerlifting, Swimming


Non sporting events on Day 5 around London

Monday 3rd September


The three day Liberty disability festival comes to an end today with an afternoon of free music at Potters Fields where Liberty at Picture: Potters Fields takes place from 2pm to 5pm, hosted by comedian and Crohn's disease survivor Gareth Berliner. Taking place at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park is Matthew Dunster's unique take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - the famous comedy is applied to a gypsy community setting with hilarious results.  Over at the Southbank Centre, Unlimited continues in full swing as part of the Festival of the World, with Rachel Gadsden and the Bambanani leading a family-oriented hands-on Body Mapping Workshop, a powerful tool to envision how life experience is stored in your body. Next door at the National Theatre is London Road, a ground-breaking performance as part of the Inside Out programme. And The Proms continue at the Royal Albert Hall with Kirsty Young hosting a tribute to the famous Radio 4 segment Desert Island Discs.


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