Day 9: Friday 7th Sept

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Day 9: Friday 7th Sept

 

It's the Wheelchair Tennis finals day with the women's gold medal match promising a clash between defending champion Esther Vergeer and her Dutch compatriot Aniek van Koot.

 
 

Day 9 Sporting Events

Friday 7th September

 

There are nine medal events taking place on the penultimate day of Athletics action in the Olympic Stadium as GB's Shelly Woods targets gold in the 1500m T54 after winning silver in Beijing and Sophia Warner, ranked number 1 in Europe and 2 in the world competes in the women's 100m T35 final at 7.24pm. It's another big night in the pool for Britain with Jim Anderson, Sascha Kindred, Ellie Simmonds (defending her 100m freestyle title), Liz Johnson (who read out the Paralympic oath at the Opening Ceremony), Natalie Jones, Louise Watkin, Steph Millward and Lauren Steadman all potentially competing. Rhiannon Henry from Wales is the British hopeful in the 200m individual medley SM13 final at 8.24pm. International Swimming heavyweights competing include Australia's Matthew Cowdrey, South Africa's Natalie Du Toir, Ukraine's Maksym Veraksa and Russia's Oxana Savchenko. In Wheelchair Tennis at Eton Manor, Britain's Peter Norfolk could well be in the quad singles finals while the women's final could well be an all-Dutch affair between defending champion Esther Vergeer and compatriot Aniek van Koot. Football 7-a-side at the Riverbank Arena features the classification matches for places five to eight, followed by semi-finals in the afternoon, while there are also finals in Goalball, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball. Medal events: Cycling Road, Goalball, Athletics, Table Tennis, Swimming, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Tennis

 
 
 

Non sporting events on Day 9 around London

Friday 7th September

 

Shakespeare's fable of ostentatiousness and consumption Timon of Athens is brought to life at the National Theatre with Simon Russell Beale in the title role, as part of the World Shakespeare Festival and Inside Out. Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma also plays at the National, as the ethics of medicine are played out in disturbingly humorous fashion. Next door at Unlimited at the Southbank Centre, there's contemporary dance to throw yourself into: acclaimed dancer David O'Toole's The Impending Storm brings together a group of dancers both able-bodied and disabled and Janice Parker and Richard Layzell's Private Dancer takes place in a life-size luminous house and involves some of Scotland's finest disabled dancers and choreographers. Also, London's longest-running multi-media club night The Beautiful Octopus Club returns to Royal Festival Hall. Explore St Paul's Cathedral away from the usual crowds during the day with the special Summer Lates series, with only organ music puncturing the calm and quiet of London's famous old cathedral. There's also music in the air as Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds play at Wembley Arena and ex-Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart plays a solo show at Shepherd's Bush Empire.