South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius is the defending Paralympic champion in the event, USA’s Jerome Singleton is the reigning world champion and Great Britain’s Jonnie Peacock is the world-record holder.
Morning: It is medal day over in Weymouth at the sailing competition, as top honours will be awarded in the sonar, SKUD18 and 2.4mR events, for which many believe the Brits, Australians and the Dutch will take home prizes.
Afternoon: A packed afternoon of wheelchair tennis at Eton Manor starts off with the women’s single bronze-medal match between Germany’s Sabine Ellerbrock and the Netherlands’ Jiske Griffioen. Stephane Houdet will face Maikel Scheffers in the first men’s singles semi-final, followed by Ronald Vink against Shingo Kunieda.
The quad singles semi-finals and men’s and women’s doubles semi-finals will also take place.
The women’s wheelchair basketball semi-finals will pit Australia against defending Paralympic champions, USA, which will be followed by a European rivalry in the other semi-final when Germany faces the Netherlands.
Evening: This is the night everyone has been waiting for. It has been built up as the best night at Olympic Stadium, featuring the race of the Games in the men’s 100m T44 sprint. South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius is the defending Paralympic champion in the event, USA’s Jerome Singleton is the reigning world champion and Great Britain’s Jonnie Peacock is the world-record holder.
But that is not all.
Brazil’s Alan Oliveira, South Africa’s Arnu Fourie and USA’s Blake Leeper will also compete for gold – and all have a legitimate shot.
Meanwhile, a major rivalry will be played out on the field, as Great Britain’s Dan Greaves and USA’s Jeremy Campbell go head-to-head for gold in the discus F44. Campbell is the defending Paralympic champion in the event, but Greaves won the title at the last World Championships.
Meanwhile, the men’s wheelchair basketball finals will take place at North Greenwich Arena, as USA takes on defending world champions Australia and host nation Great Britain challenges Pat Anderson and the Canadians.