Paralympics

7:00pm Sunday, September 9 on C4

Jon Snow presents the Festival of Flame, the London 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony – the festival of the flame. Coldplay take to the stage to give a live concert in the Olympic Stadium, which will be seen by an estimated worldwide audience of 750 million people. Working with choreographer Kim Gavin, Closing Ceremony Artistic Director, the band performs alongside a cast of almost 2000 in the stadium to celebrate Britain’s rich culture of festivals, from the ancient to the modern-day, and mark the closing of the London 2012 Games.

11:30am Sunday, September 9 on C4

The Games reach their conclusion with the final six gold medals contested in four Marathons, the Football 7-a-side and the Wheelchair Rugby. The Mall plays host to the start and finish of the men’s and women’s Marathons, which take in London’s iconic sights, including Buckingham Palace, Admiralty Arch, Birdcage Walk, St Paul’s Cathedral, Leadenhall Market, Tower Hill and the Houses of Parliament. David Weir and Shelly Woods, Britain’s leading wheelchair distance racers, hope to end their Games on a high, with gold medals in their respective classifications. Presented by Jonathan Edwards, Daraine Mulvihill, Georgie Bingham and Arthur Williams.

7:00pm Saturday, September 8 on C4

Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan present the penultimate day of coverage. Attention turns immediately to the Olympic Stadium and GB’s Nathan Stephens in the Men’s Javelin Throw F57/58 Final. But the reigning world champion will have to fend off the challenge from Egypt’s Mahmoud Ramadan El Attar. On the track, Hazel Robson hopes to rediscover the form which landed her the 100m T36 gold medal in Sydney. Plus coverage of the Games’ final athletics events in the stadium, including the Men’s 4x400m Relay T53/54 Final and Oscar Pistorius’s bid to retain his 400m T44 title against his old rival Jerome Singleton.

7:30pm Thursday, September 6 on C4

Yorkshire’s 20-year-old world champion wheelchair sprinter Hannah Cockroft aims for gold in the Women’s 200m T34 Final. In the F44 Discus Throw Final, Dan Greaves, who has been on the podium at the last three Paralympics, hopes to wrest back the title he won in Athens from the reigning Paralympic champion, USA’s Jeremy Campbell. Stef Reid is a GB gold hope in the Women’s 200m T44 Final, as is Libby Clegg in the Women’s 200m T12 Final, while Ben Rushgrove is targeting gold in the Men’s 200m T36 Final (he won a silver in Beijing, just three weeks after breaking a bone in his foot). Hopes are high, too, for Paul Blake in the Men’s 800m T36 Final. Londoner David Weir seeks to retain the Men’s 800m T54 title he won in Beijing. And South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, America’s Jerome Singleton and GB’s Jonnie Peacock should be the favourites in the Men’s 100m T44 Final.

7:30pm Friday, September 7 on C4

The home crowd should have plenty to cheer on the penultimate night of the athletics competition. Sophia Warner from Sussex is the European record holder in the women’s T35 100m event and hopes for a medal in tonight’s Final. Wheelchair athlete Mickey Bushell is among the favourites for gold in the Men’s 200m T53 Final, but will have to finish ahead of Chinese world champion Li Huzhao. Richard Whitehead has high hopes in the Men’s 100m T42 Final. And Shelly Woods is aiming for gold in the Women’s 1500m T54 Final. In the swimming, Hannah Russell goes in the Women’s 50m Freestyle S12 Final and Rhiannon Henry hopes for success in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM13 Final. Plus the final of the women’s wheelchair basketball tournament, in which American Carlee Hoffman could win her third consecutive gold medal. (Please note: athletes or teams mentioned in later stages of competition will have to qualify from earlier heats.)

7:30pm Wednesday, September 5 on C4

Women carry the British medal hopes in the Olympic Stadium tonight. Having won medals in Barcelona and Sydney, sprinter Tracey Hinton competes in her sixth Paralympics, going in the Women’s 100m T11 Final. GB’s world champion Katrina Hart faces a stiff challenge from Russia’s Svetlana Sergeeva and Ukraine’s Viktoriya Kravchenko in the Women’s 200m T37 Final. And Shelly Woods goes in the Women’s 800m T54 Final, hoping to add Paralympic gold to the bronze and silver she won in Beijing. Meanwhile, in the pool, Scotland’s Jim ‘The Swim’ Anderson aims for gold in the Men’s 50m Backstroke S2 Final. And, in the Women’s 50m Freestyle S9 Final, Lancastrian Louise Watkin, who won gold at the 2010 World Championships, will be hoping to overcome South African legend – and reigning Paralympic champion – Natalie du Toit. Plus news from across the London 2012 venues, on the first day of the wheelchair rugby competition.

7:30pm Monday, September 3 on C4

At the Olympic Stadium, Beijing silver medallist and British world record holder Mickey Bushell aims to go one better in the 100m T53 Final. A night full of medal possibilities for British swimmers could be capped by success in the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points Final. Plus reports from a busy day across the London 2012 venues, including the last round of wheelchair basketball group games, Lee Pearson’s bid for more gold in the equestrian Mixed Individual Freestyle Test Ib, and the first day of table tennis finals. (Please note: athletes or teams mentioned in later stages of competition will have to qualify from earlier heats.)

7:30pm Tuesday, September 4 on C4

Tonight at the Olympic Stadium Great Britain’s veteran wheelchair racer David Weir hopes to defend the 1500m T54 title he won in Beijing; while the Men’s 400m T36 Final is expected to be a battle between GB’s Paul Blake and Russia’s Artem Arefyev, who took gold and silver respectively at last year’s World Championships. At the Aquatics Centre, Matt Walker, the veteran swimmer from Stockport and reigning 50m Freestyle S7 world champion, is looking to get his hands on a first individual gold medal at his fourth Paralympics. And the women’s wheelchair basketball competition has reached the quarter finals. (Please note: athletes or teams mentioned in later stages of competition will have to qualify from earlier heats.)

7:00pm Sunday, September 2 on C4

A huge night of athletics in the Olympic Stadium includes the Men’s 200m T44 final. Can Jerome Singleton challenge Oscar Pistorius? And can GB’s David Weir win gold in the 5000m T54 final? (Please note: athletes or teams mentioned in later stages of competition will have to qualify from earlier heats.)

7:00pm Saturday, September 1 on C4

GB’s Anthony Stephens, Claire Cashmore, Sam Hynd, James Crisp, Rhiannon Henry and Sascha Kindred are all aiming for swimming gold tonight. Meanwhile, Oscar Pistorious makes his first Paralympics appearance at the Olympic Stadium as he begins the defence of one of his three titles: the T44 200m. South Africa’s Blade Runner faces strong competition from American Jerome Singleton. (Please note: athletes or teams mentioned in later stages of competition will have to qualify from earlier heats.)

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