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Day 8: Thursday 6th Sept

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Day 8: Thursday 6th Sept

 

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius and Britain's stand-out wheelchair racer Dave Weir are both in action on a packed day of medal events.

 
 

Day 8 Sporting Events

Thursday 6th September

 

It's a huge day in the Olympic Stadium with the completion of many Athletics finals. Britain's wheelchair racer supremo Dave Weir picked up Britain's only gold medals in the Beijing Athletics events and the Londoner will hope to defend his T54 800m title at 9.07pm in front of a home crowd with Switzerland's Marcel Hug likely to push the home hope all the way. World champion F44 discus thrower Dan Greaves, the world record holder, will do his best for a medal, but stands stiff competition from USA's Jeremy Campbell. While world champions Hannah Cockroft and Libby Clegg are both in action: Cockroft should be part of the T34 200m final while Beijing silver medallist Clegg will try and go one better in the T12 200m with the help of guide runner Mikail Huggins. In the men's 100m T44 event (at 9.16pm), a hotly anticipated highlight of the Paralympics, it promises to be a close contest between the three top athletes: South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, USA's Jerome Singleton and the current world record holder, Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock. At Weymouth and Portland, medals are up for grabs in the last Sailing races. The Brits to watch out for in each category are: Helena Lucas (2.4mR), Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (SKUD 18), and John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas (Sonar). But it's Israel's Sonar team who are the favourites in the 11-race series in Weymouth which culminates in today's race at 11am. Over at Brands Hatch, it's the men's and women's C1-3 and C4-5 Cycling Road Races, with GB star Sarah Storey and the Czech Republic's Jiri Jezek expected to put in top performances. In the men's individual C1-2-3 one-kilometre time trial at 2pm, Rik Waddon hopes to improve on his Beijing silver and emulate Bradley Wiggins' success.

Medal events: Cycling Road, Athletics, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Wheelchair Fencing

 
 
 

Non sporting events on Day 8 around London

Thursday 6th September

 

A highlight of the Southbank Centre's Unlimited festival is Candoco Unlimited, a large scale dance piece choreographed by Marc Brew and Claire Cunningham in which Candoco Dance Company's 12 disabled and non-disabled dancers are joined by invited guest dancers from Beijing and Rio de Janeiro. The Garden, which begins with a free open rehearsal today on the Riverside Terrace outside Royal Festival Hall, is another highlight of the festival. Added to these is an Unlimited commission - part of the National Theatre's Watch This Space festival - Irresistible: Call of the Sirens, also free (performances today at 6.15pm and 10pm), in which composer and performer Jez Colbourne, one of the founder members of the Leading Edge network for aspiring learning disabled arts leaders, turns a cacophony into a symphony. Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the National? Now you can satisfy your curiosity on a backstage tour of the venerable theatre where Timon of Athens, The Last of the Hausmans and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time are currently playing - all have received glowing reviews in the papers so take your pick.

 
 
 
 
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