Day 7: Wed 5th Sept

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Day 7: Wed 5th Sept

 

Iran powerlifter Siamand Rahman promises to pull in the crowds while a full day at the Aquatics Centre will no doubt see records tumble – plus there are three 100m finals in the Olympic Stadium.

 
 

Day 7 Sporting Events

Wednesday 5th September

 

Some frenetic Swimming sessions on Day Seven feature British brothers Sam and Ollie Hynd who both race in the 200m individual medley SM8 final at 5.30pm. Also in the pool are the likes of Russia's Olesya Vladykina, Brazil's Andre Brasil, Ukrain's Maksym Veraksa, France's David Smetanine and South African sensation Natalie Du Toit. Most British cyclists and handcyclists are in action at Brands Hatch with the Road Cycling time trials for men and women. Britian's Jon-Allan Butterworth competes in the men's C5 time trial at 10.30am. And Italy's Alex Zanardi, a former Formula One driver and number one in the world, is the one to watch in the H4 time trial from 2.30pm. At 2pm over in the Basketball Arena, Team GB start the Wheelchair Rugby competition with a pool phase match against current Paralympic champions and the top ranked team in the world, the United States. In Wheelchair Tennis there's the quad doubles final and bronze medal match at Eton Manor, while the British men's Basketball team could be in quarter-final action in the afternoon. Evening Athletics action in the Olympic Stadium includes three mouth-watering 100m finals that should feature Brazilian Terezinha Guilhermina (T11), Australia's Kelly Cartwright (T42) and Canada's Michelle Stilwell (T52). One of the Games's biggest crowd-pleasers, Iran's Siamand Rahman, will take part in the men's +100kg Powerlifting final at the ExCeL Centre.

Medal events: Cycling Road, Archery, Athletics, Shooting, Powerlifting, Swimming, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Tennis

 
 
 

Non sporting events on Day 7 around London

Wednesday 5th September

 

One Man Two Guvnors, the play that British actor and presenter James Corden starred in before successfully taking it to Broadway in New York where he won a Tony award for best actor, is on a run at Theatre Royal Haymarket as part of the National Theatre's Inside Out programme. Richard Bean's award-winning play is a comedic hit and has received rave reviews across the board. Over at the Royal Albert Hall, Alice Goodman's poetic libretto based on Richard Nixon's historic visit to China in 1972 is brought to life by conductor John Adams and stage director Paul Curran. Unlimited at the Southbank Centre continues at full pace with Unlimited Global Alchemy, an evening of performance, film and conversation that attempts to offer perspectives on what it means to experience disabling conditions and to fight openly for life in the face of social taboos. And for those looking for a bit of comic relief, Radio DJ and Never Mind The Buzzcocks stalwart Phill Jupitus will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of improvised sketches and comic dramas.

 
 
 
 
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