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All the latest updates from day three of the Paralympics as Oscar Pistorius wins his men's 200m heat.

1 September 2012 Last updated at 20:45

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  1. 2040: 

    That's it for today's Sportsday Live. We'll be back tomorrow morning for day four of the 2012 Paralympics and the other big sports stories.

  2. 2036: 

    South Africa's Oscar Pistorius wins his T43 200m heat in a new world record of 21.30 seconds at the 2012 Paralympics.

  3. 2029: 

    Britain's Sascha Kindred finishes outside the medals in the men's S7 100m breaststroke in fifth. Australia's Blake Cochrane wins gold in 1:18.77 minutes.

  4. 2016: 

    British judoka Sam Ingram, 27, wins silver in the under-90kg division at the ExCel after losing the final to Cuba's Jorge Hierrezuelo Marcillis.

  5. 2006: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Olympic Stadium: "Great Britain's Jordan Howe, 16, who has cerebral palsy, finishes seventh in the T35 100m final. A tremendous effort from the teenager, who is almost certain to be a star at Rio 2016."

  6. 2001: 

    Elena Ivanova of Russia wins the women's T36 200m in 30.25 seconds whilst Britain's Hazel Robson crosses the line in sixth (32.46s).

  7. 1950: 

    The Ukraine's Iurii Tsaruk wins gold in the T35 100m final in 12.62 seconds with Britain's 16-year-old Jordan Howe was well down the field.

  8. 1940: 

    Britain's Stef Reid qualifies for the final of the women's T44 100m after finishing third in her heat. Race winner Marlou van Rhijn of the Netherlands crosses the line in 13.27 seconds.

  9. 1935: 

    World champion Marie-Amelie le Fur of France wins her heat of the women's 100m T44 in 13.40 seconds, with Britain's Sophie Kamlish fourth in 14.11s. Kamlish must wait to see if she makes the final.

  10. 1916: 

    Ireland's double Paralympic champion Jason Smyth breaks his own world record to win the men's 100m T13 final in 10.46 seconds.

  11. 1900: 

    Daniel Dias of Brazil wins the men's S5 class of the 200m freestyle in 2:27.83 minutes. Britain's Anthony Stephens finishes fourth.

  12. 1854: 

    Claire Cashmore, in tears after her second-place finish in the women's 100m breaststroke - SB8, told BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra: "I can't be disappointed with that but I hoped for a lot more than that tonight. She [race winner Olesya Vladykina] went out and broke the world record. I thought with all the hard work I've done this year I could have done more. But I've got more races to come. I can't wait to stand on that podium."


    Bev Symonds on Twitter: "That was amazing - still overcome with emotion after watching Ellie Simmonds take gold & a new world record."


    BBC Sport's Chris Mitchell on Twitter: "Great race from Vladykina a worthy champion & @ClaireCashmore did brilliantly. She converts her two bronzes 04/08 to silver '12"

  15. 1842: 

    Britain's Sam Ingram is guaranteed at least a silver medal after beating Argentine veteran Jorge Lencina in the under-90kg semi-final. Ingram, whose brother Joe is also competing in the judo, will face Cuba's Jorge Hierrezuelo Marcillis for gold.

  16. 1834: 

    Olesya Vladykina of Russia wins gold in the women's 100m breaststroke - SB8 in 1:17.17 minutes ahead of Britain's Claire Cashmore.

  17. 1830: 

    The Ukraine's Andriy Kalyna wins the final of the SB8 class of the 100m breaststroke in 1:07.45 minutes. Britain's James Crisp and Sam Hynd finish sixth and seventh respectively.

  18. 1823: 

    James Harris has revealed he is still undecided which county he will join. The England Lions seamer has rejected a "substantial contract offer from Glamorgan and has been offered a deal to join Division One side Nottinghamshire. But the 22-year-old said Notts were one of a number of Division One clubs who has made their interest in him known. "There has been stuff discussed with many counties but I am completely undecided," said Harris of his future.

  19. 1821: 

    Victoria Arlen finished second behind Ellie Simmonds in the final of the Women's 400m Freestyle - S6, and she told BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "I was going for a personal best and to keep up with Ellie. I managed to do that and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. I got ahead of her at one point but she managed to get clear again and this is a dream come true for Ellie. It was a great race and she just came out on top. I am just pleased to get a silver medal and get my personal best time."

  20. 1819: 

    Ellie Simmonds, speaking after winning gold in the final of the Women's 400m Freestyle - S6: "I just went out there and gave it my all. I'm exhausted, I can't believe I did that. It was so tough. I saw her (Victoria Arlen) on the last 100m and I was like I've got to put my head down and do it for everyone who has supported me. My coach said it was going to be won in a 5.19. I didn't believe him but I've just beaten my personal best by six seconds."


    Simon Essex on Twitter: "Ellie Simmonds! Wow! THAT is how to swim a race! Incredible! Thanks for cheering me up after Spurs' result!"

  22. 1805: 

    Great Britain's Ellie Simmonds wins gold in the final of the Women's 400m Freestyle - S6, beating Victoria Arlen of the United States in a world record time of 5:19.17 minutes.

  23. 1753: 

    Ireland's Darragh McDonald wins gold in the Men's 400m Freestyle - S6 final, with Great Britain's Matthew Whorwood taking the bronze medal.

  24. 1750: 

    Brazil beat Great Britain 3-0 in the seven-a-side match at the Riverbank. GB's Blair Glynn was shown a late red card.

  25. 1748: 

    New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe sets a new world record to win the Women's 100m Butterfly - S10 final in a time of 1:04.43 minute. Great Britain's Gemma Almond finishes eighth in a time of 1:13.24.

  26. 1739: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the Aquatics Centre: "One of the most eagerly-anticipated races of the London 2012 Paralympics takes place tonight at the Aquatics Centre at 17:55 BST with Britain's swimming star Ellie Simmonds up against the new kid on the block, American teenager Victoria Arlen in the S6 400m freestyle. Arlen broke Simmonds's 100 and 400m world records at the US trials in June but Simmonds wants them back and was just outside the record in the morning heats. After the controversy over her eligibility, Arlen has been cleared to race in the S6 category earlier on Saturday and will want to start her Paralympic career with a win."

  27. 1736:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    BBC Sport's Chris Mitchell on Twitter: "Live swimming finals on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra right now with Ellie Simmonds final at 17:55 on BBC Radio 5 live."


    Today, we are asking what event you have enjoyed the most at the Paralympics, and here are some of your tweets:

    Bob Higham on Twitter: "I watched Matt Stutzman in the Paralympic archery yesterday - stunning ability."

    Marc Ryan on Twitter: "Favourite moment, me and my family being in the stadium last night when GB won our first gold! Inspirational and awesome!"

    Stu Cudmore on Twitter: "Watching Hannah Cockroft win gold in the T34 100m at the Stadium last night, the atmosphere and emotion was incredible."

    Let us know by using #bbcsportsday and we will publish the best tweets.

  29. 1721: 

    In the CB40 semi-finals, Lancashire are struggling at 90-5 in pursuit of Warwickshire's 250-6. Hampshire are making light work of Sussex's 219-8, reaching 186-2 after 25 overs. Opener Michael Carberry got them off to a flyer, scoring 68 from 36 balls.

  30. 1716: 

    Great Britain's beach volleyball Olympian Zara Dampney on Twitter: "Tune in to BBC1 at 5.45 to see me and Dawson take down Tuffers on A Question of Sport."

  31. 1710: 

    Olly Barkley kicks all of Bath's 24 points, including a last-minute penalty, to give his side a narrow one point victory at Worcester in the Premiership.

  32. 1704:  
    Gordon Farquhar, BBC SportBREAKING NEWS

    "Confirmed. Gold to Joann Formosa of Australia, silver for GB's Lee Pearson, bronze to Pepo Puch of Austria in the Individual Championship - Grade Ib dressage. The result ends Pearson's 100% record and run of nine consecutive golds in the last three Paralympics."

  33. 1701: 

    Brazil are leading 3-0 against Great Britain in the seven-a-side match being played at the Riverbank Arena. Ronaldo, Wanderson and Yurig on target for the South Americans.

  34. 1658: 

    George Pisi scores two tries as Northampton begin the Premiership season with a 24-19 victory at Gloucester. Pisi went over for the game's first try, followed by Dylan Hartley, while Ryan Lamb kicked seven points to help the visitors lead 17-6 at half-time. Freddie Burns kicked two penalties after the break for the hosts to add to his first-half brace, before Pisi went over for his second, converted by Lamb. A Gloucester penalty try closed the gap again but the Saints hung on.

  35. 1656: 

    Danny Cipriani has a debut to forget as Sale are beaten 43-6 by Exeter on the opening day of the Premiership season. Cipriani started on the bench but came on after 30 minutes, with the Sharks 11-3 down after Ignacio Mieres added a penalty to converting his own try. But Chiefs eased clear after the break with tries from Aly Muldowney, Tom Johnson, two from Matt Jess and another from Chris Budgen. Sale's points came from Nick Macleod, who kicked a penalty in each half.

  36. 1653: 

    Spain's Joaquin Rodriguez extends his race lead in the Vuelta a Espana after winning stage 14. Rodriguez outsprints Alberto Contador to the summit finish at Puerto de Ancares to increase his overall lead over his compatriot to 22 seconds. Britain's Chris Froome loses 50 seconds after finishing fifth but stays third, alongside Spain's Alejandro Valverde, one minute 41 seconds adrift.

  37. 1651: 

    Conor O'Shea, speaking after Harlequins came from 40-13 down with 20 minutes remaining to beat Wasps: "Our set piece was poor, our discipline was poor, our defence was narrow, and we got burnt. But then what can you say about the belief within the side when we go and do that?"

  38. 1649: 

    Champions Harlequins staged a stunning fightback to beat Wasps 42-40 in their Premiership opener at Twickenham. Early tries from Christian Wade and Tom Varndell helped Wasps race into a 20-0 lead inside 12 minutes. Tom Williams got Quins on the board, but Wade's second try and scores from Marco Wentzel and Tim Payne put Wasps 40-13 up early in the second half. But Quins fought back with tries from Mike Brown (2), Tom Guest and Nick Evans, who then won it with a penalty.

  39. 1644: 

    Britain's Sonar crew of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas finish eighth in the second race of their Paralympic regatta on the opening day in Weymouth.

  40. 1639:  
    Gordon Farquhar, BBC SportPARALYMPICS - EQUESTRIAN

    "Lee Pearson will not win his 10th dressage gold medal in the Individual Championship - Grade Ib. He is currently in silver medal position after Joann Formosa of Australia produced a brilliant round on Worldwide PB to put her in the gold medal place with 4 riders to go."

  41. 1636: 

    Great Britain's Matt Skelhon wins a silver medal in the Mixed R3-10m Air Rifle Prone-SH1 final with a score of 706.4. France's Cedric Fevre won gold (706.7) and China's Cuiping Zhang (705.8) got bronze.

  42. 1628: 

    Paul Lawrie is leading the European Masters event in Switzerland by two shots to fellow Scot Richie Ramsay and Englishman David Howell. Lawrie, who is part of Europe's Ryder Cup team, is 12 under at the 13th hole.

  43. 1621: 

    Paris Saint-Germain have signed Dutch international right-back Gregory van der Wiel, 24, from Ajax. The transfer window for French clubs does not close until September 4.

  44. 1614: 

    In the CB40 semi-final at Old Trafford, a century from Varun Chopra helped Warwickshire to 250-6 against Lancashire. The hosts are 23-1 in reply - having lost opener Tom Smith. In the other semi, Luke Wright's 122 from 100 balls helped Sussex post 219-8 against Hampshire. The visitors have raced to 55-0 off their first six overs. You can listen to the two matches on BBC Radio Four LW or on the BBC Sport website.

  45. 1609: 

    Victoria Arlen will face Briton Ellie Simmonds on Saturday evening after the American Paralympic swimmer's eligibility for the S6 category was confirmed. The 17-year-old world record holder will take on Simmonds in the 400m final in London at 17:55 BST. Arlen had been ruled ineligible for the Games on Monday as her impairment was deemed not severe enough to qualify. But an appeal was upheld on Wednesday and confirmed after Arlen was observed during her heat on Saturday.

  46. 1606: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Olympic Velodrome: Great Britain's Jon-Allan Butterworth has to settle for silver in the men's 4,000m individual C5 pursuit final. He was a second ahead of Michael Gallagher after 2,000m, but the Australian, who earlier smashed Butterworth's world record, took the lead at the 3,000m mark as the Briton tired.

  47. 1604: 

    Great Britain's Jon-Allan Butterworth wins a silver medal in the Men's Individual C5 Pursuit. He finishes second behind Australia's Michael Gallagher in the final.

  48. 1553:  

    "Lee Pearson is looking really strong with his current aggregate score of 75.391%. He started shakily, but in the second half of his performance he began to be his usual calm, assured self."

  49. 1544: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Olympic Velodrome: "Jody Cundy blows off all that steam on the track to take bronze in the men's individual C4 pursuit after picking off Colombia's Diego German Duenas Gomez in little time.

    "A truly outstanding performance. I don't think he'll be kicking anything today."

  50. 1542: 

    Jody Cundy on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra after winning bronze in the men's individual C4 pursuit: "I needed to prove a point and show my speed. It was becoming a struggle in lap five, and the crowd willed me around.

    "It would have been nice to take a gold home, but it was not to be, and this is a bonus bronze."

  51. 1539: 

    The International Paralympic Committee releases a statement saying Ellie Simmonds' rival in the 400m freestyle swimming event, the United States' Victoria Arlen, can continue in the S6 class with a review date set for August 2013.

    Arlen had originally been disqualified from the Games due to question marks over her disability, and was re-included on appeal. The IPA planned to review their decision after qualifying, and the statement represents their conclusion on the matter.

  52. 1530: 

    Great Britain's Jody Cundy wins bronze in the men's individual C4 pursuit.

  53. 1525: 

    Sarah Storey on BBC Radio 5 live after winning her ninth Paralympic gold medal: "I can't remember the race, all I can remember is thinking I had to pedal as quick as I can. To knock 0.4 seconds off my personal best was incredible.

    "I was so over moon watching Barney [her husband won gold earlier] and then it was my turn."

  54. 1519: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Olympic Velodrome: "Great Britain's Sarah Storey wins her second track cycling gold of the London Paralympics with a sensational performance in the women's individual C4-5 time trial. In front of packed Velodrome crowd, the 34-year-old posts a time of 36.997 seconds."

  55. 1515: 

    Sarah Storey wins gold in the women's cycling individual C4-5 500m time trial. It is her ninth Paralympic gold medal.

  56. 1514: 

    Sarah Storey begins her gold medal attempt in the women's individual C4-5 500m time trial. She is the last rider in the field.

  57. 1513: 

    Britain's Sonar crew of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas finish fourth behind Australia, France and the USA in their opening race of the Paralympic sailing regatta in Weymouth.


    Today, we are asking what event you have enjoyed the most at the Paralympics? Have you been impressed by any Paralympians in particular? Have you watched this summer's Paralympics more than previous ones? Let us know by using #bbcsportsday and we will publish the best tweets.

  59. 1507: 

    Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis on Twitter: "Such an honour to have one of the Sheffield United stands named after me!"

  60. 1502: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Olympic Velodrome: "Briton Sarah Storey is hovering around the Velodrome waiting to go in the C4-5 500m individual time trial final - aiming for a second London gold medal. She is the last of the 14 to compete."

  61. 1457:  

    "The second of the day's individual dressage events is about to begin. Lee Pearson is the third of 15 riders to go at around 15:00 BST."

  62. 1450: 

    Six-time Olympic cycling gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy on Twitter: "Just in from a road ride to hear @Marathonchamp won gold and did the double gun salute as a tribute to me! Thanks mate and many congrats!"

  63. 1439: 

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany tweets his approval of Everton's latest signing: "Everton fans might not even know it but their club has done an incredible bit of business. Vadis Odjija is a top player, mark my words." You can follow Kompany on Twitter.


    Today, we are asking what event you have enjoyed the most at the Paralympics, and here are some of your tweets:

    Stuie Neale on Twitter: "The Paralympics swimming & cycling I have seen so far have been brilliant."

    Matt Ellis on Twitter: "Wheelchair basketball has been a revelation so much skill and tactics involved. Lots more exciting than "normal" basketball."

    Antony Stewart on Twitter: "Sarah Storey winning gold. Never heard a noise like it. Crowd was delirious with joy. As was I. So lucky to be there."

    Let us know by using #bbcsportsday and we will publish the best tweets.

  65. 1412: 

    McLaren's Jenson Button takes pole in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, with Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi second and Williams' Pastor Maldonado in third.

    Championship leader Fernando Alonso finishes in sixth and Button's team-mate Lewis Hamilton is down in eighth.

    Head to the BBC Sport live text update service for all the reaction.

  66. 1404: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury at the Olympic Velodrome: "Welcome to all beyond the Velodrome. It could be a two-Storey love song today with great Briton Sarah looking to win her second gold of the Paralympics in the C4-5 500m individual time trial (14:30 BST), just hours after husband Barney won tandem gold.

    "Team-mate Jon-Allen Butterworth will be hoping to add gold to the silver he has already won when he goes in the C5 in 4,000m individual pursuit final (15:48 BST).

    "Butterworth set a world record earlier but, he faces a tough task against Australian Michael Gallagher who smashed the Briton's mark. Jody Cundy will be looking to bounce back from Friday's nightmare when he competes in the bronze-medal C4 4,000m pursuit race (15:23 BST)."

  67. 1359: 

    Britain's Alexandra Rickham & Niki Birrell finish second in race one and first in race two on day one of the Paralympic SKUD class

    Team-mate Helena Lucas also wins her second race in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat after a second in race one.

  68. 1352: 

    British discus thrower Claire Williams finishes in third place in the women's F11/12 contest and takes the bronze. China's Liangmin Zhang takes gold with a Paralympic record throw of 40.13m and compatriot Hongxia Tang the silver.


    Today, we are asking what event you have enjoyed the most at the Paralympics, and here are some of your tweets:

    Georgia Dale on Twitter: "The moment when the blind Italian swimmer got her gold medal and the crowd clapped to the national anthem was amazing." I am going to guess that Georgia means Cecilia Camellini...

    Bev Symonds on Twitter: "Watching Richard Whitehead receiving his GOLD medal - so emotional."

    Linda Townsend on Twitter: "Saw US archer Matt Stutzman yesterday. He got massive support but he doesn't need it, the guy's so good, he's just a winner."

    Let us know by using #bbcsportsday and we will publish the best tweets.

  70. 1340: 

    South Korea's Choi Gwang-Geun beats British judoka Joe Ingram in the quarter-finals of the -100kg. The 30-year-old now goes into the repechage to fight to attain a bronze medal.

  71. 1332: 

    England international forward Gareth Ellis ends his NRL career in Australia with a defeat as Wests Tigers go down 26-6 at home to Melbourne Storm to miss out on the play-offs. The 30-year-old moves to Hull in 2013.

  72. 1324: 

    British athlete Olivia Breen finishes in third spot in her women's 100m T38 heat and qualifies for the final. The 16-year-old had to wait more than a hour to compete after earlier issues with a restart.

  73. 1322: 

    British discus thrower Claire Williams is currently in third place in the women's F11/12 contest. She is 50cm behind China's Liangmin Zhang, whose Paralympic record breaking throw of 40.13m leads the way.


    Today, we are asking what event have you enjoyed the most at the Paralympics? Have you been impressed by any Paralympians in particular? Have you watched this summer's Paralympics more than previous ones? Let us know by using #bbcsportsday and we will publish the best tweets.

  75. 1253: 

    India closed on 283-5 after the second day of their second Test against New Zealand in Bangalore. Virat Kohli is 93 not out as the home side reply to the tourists' 365 all out.

  76. 1249: 

    Jon-Allan Butterworth's world record in the Men's Individual C5 Pursuit has been broken by Australia's Michael Gallagher, who registered a time of 4:30.012 minutes in his heat. The pair will meet in the final at 15:48 BST.

  77. 1245: 

    Great Britain's Richard Whitehead won gold in the men's 200m - T42, and he told BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "It was an amazing atmosphere in the stadium and it's one of the highlights of my sporting career. I wanted to give everyone who has supported me something to remember and I did that."

  78. 1240: 
    Bronze medal- Paralympics Club Throw

    Another medal for Great Britain, as Gemma Prescott wins bronze in the Women's Club Throw - F31/32/51. She scored 1015 points, while team-mate Josie Pearson registered a personal best to finish fifth.

  79. 1236: 
    Gold medal- Paralympics Equestrian

    Great Britain's Natasha Baker, riding Cabral, wins gold in the individual championship test grade 2. Britta Napel of Germany finishes second, with Angelika Trabert third. That's Team GB's third gold medal of the day.

  80. 1233: 

    Andy Murray will play Feliciano Lopez in the third round of the US Open this evening, at around 18:00 BST. "I've played him a lot," said Murray. "I do know his game well. He's got a big serve on him and he likes to come to the net. I've always played well against him."

  81. 1229: 

    GB's mixed double scull of army captain Nick Beighton and Sam Scowen won their repechage at Eton Dorney to ensure the host nation will be represented in three of the four finals on Sunday. The double, who row using just their arms and upper bodies, will join the mixed coxed four and unbeaten Paralympic champion Tom Aggar in rowing for gold. "It's nice to be joining the two other GB crews in the 'A' final," said Scowen. "It's been a brilliant day and tomorrow we will just go out and do our best."

  82. 1227: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Paralympics Shooting

    Great Britain's James Bevis finishes third in the final of the Mixed R5-10m Air Rifle Prone-SH2 with a score of 705.9. He lost his shoot-out for the silver medal with France's Raphael Voltz. Vasyl Kovalchuk of the Ukraine won the gold medal, scoring 706.4.

  83. 1221: 

    Great Britain's Natasha Baker is guaranteed to win a medal in the dressage. She leads the individual championship test grade 2 with two riders to go. Britta Napel of Germany is second, with Angelika Trabert third.

  84. 1219: 

    Helena Lucas finishes second behind France in the first race of the 2.4mR one-person keelboat in Weymouth.

  85. 1215: 

    Great Britain's Jon-Allan Butterworth breaks the world record in his Men's Individual C5 Pursuit heat in a time of 4:35.026 minutes.

  86. 1208: 

    Great Britain's Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell finish three seconds behind Australia in race one of the Paralympic SKUD class regatta in Weymouth.

  87. 1207: 

    Great Britain's Joe Ingram is through to the quarter-finals of the men's -100kg event after beating Canada's Tim Rees.

  88. 1202: 

    Remember, you can interact with Sportsday Live by tweeting us using #bbcsportsday. Today, we are asking what event you have enjoyed the most at the Paralympics? Is their a particular Paralympian who you have enjoyed watching? Let us know and we will publish the best tweets.

  89. 1157: 

    Defending champion Sascha Kindred finishes fourth in his heat and qualifies through to tonight's men's 100m breaststroke SB7 final

    The Brit tells BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "I qualified through in fourth. I'll hopefully do my personal best tonight and see what happens.

    "I reckon a PB will be good enough for the podium."

  90. 1153: 

    British athlete Hazel Robson runs a personal best of 32.03 secs to finish third in her women's 200m T36 heat and qualify for tonight's final.

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Robson says: "It was really, really hard. It is amazing to hear the crowd shouting for GB."

  91. 1143:  
    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    11-time Paralympic champion talking about T42 200m gold medal winner Richard Whitehead: "From how he ran at the World Championships last year with his legs running very wide, today was a much more linear action.

    "That is down to lots and lots of hard work. He did not rock from side-to-side."

  92. 1136: 

    British Paralympic sprinter Libby Clegg set a world record in her T12 100m heat earlier. Guided by Mikail Huggins, Clegg won in a record time of 12.17s, which was beaten twice in later heats.

    Clegg told BBC Radio 5Live Sports Extra: "I certainly wasn't expecting to that in that time. I came out here and executed my race. We genuinely didn't expect to do that. The atmosphere is phenomenal, it's amazing. This gives us confidence going into the semi-final."

  93. 1128: 

    Whitehead's time of 24.38 secs is a new world record.

  94. 1126: 

    Great Britain's Richard Whitehead wins gold in the men's 200m - T42.

  95. 1117: 

    American 17-year-old Victoria Arlen is seen as the major threat to Ellie Simmonds in the 400m swimming and qualifies for tonight's final in style.

    However, Arlen is still being assessed as to whether she is in the correct category as an S6. "It's amazing, a really surreal experience - a little bit shaky as you can imagine with a crowd of 17,000 people but I'm happy," she tells BBC Radio 5 live's Steve Parry.

    "I'm here for my team, I'm happy to be on Team USA and I'm here to swim - that's what I came here to do."

    Marc Woods, four-time Paralympic champion and 5 live analyst, adds: "I'm not a classifier but to me she should be in. Both those athletes showed maturity beyond their years."

  96. 1110: 

    British cyclist Anthony Kappes and pilot Craig Maclean have been talking to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra after mechanical issues stop their bid to compete in the men's individual B 1km time trial:

    Maclean: "We are still not 100% sure what went wrong, we are still struggling to put down what happened. Maybe it is the flex of the bike as we make our start effort.

    "We tried to tighten the chains, but it did not work.

    Kappes: "The bike has let us down today, and sometimes it is just one of those things, and sometimes it is something you cannot control. Mechanically it is very difficult for the bikes to deal with the torque we put through them at the start, which is more than a sports car."

  97. 1058: 

    Jake Humphrey presents live coverage of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix on BBC One at 12:10 BST.

    After the sport's summer break, the action resumes at Spa-Francorchamps, widely regarded as one of the most exciting tracks in Formula One.

    Ferrari star Fernando Alonso goes into this race as the championship leader despite often struggling to match the pace of his rivals in qualifying. However, the Spaniard took pole position in the rain at Hockenheim and Silverstone, so he will be confident of capitalising if there are wet conditions in Belgium.

  98. 1051: 

    BBC Sport's Gordon Farquhar reports that Natasha Baker's score of 76.857% has been confirmed as a Paralympic Dressage record in her classification 2 category.

  99. 1047: 

    David Maxwell on Twitter: "Brendan Rodgers wants 3 strikers... does this mean an after deadline swoop for @themichaelowen is on the cards?? #lfc #bbcsportsday"

    Bhoyo69 on Twitter: "I think Brendan Rodgers has been badly let down by the Liverpool board already. Should have stayed with the Swans #bbcsportsday"

    Ben Weekers on Twitter: "Extremely disappointed with Arsenal, no reinvestments of money earned with sale of Song, desperate for Wilshire return #bbcsportsday"

    Send us your tweets via Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  100. 1039: 

    Neil Fachie (piloted by Barnie Storey) win gold for ParalympicsGB in the Men's Individual B 1km time trial and they did so in a world record time of 1:01.351.

    But it was bad news for Anthony Kappes (piloted by Craig Maclean) after their chain broke twice leading them not to finish.

  101. 1036: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the Aquatics Centre: "So after Ellie Simmonds sets a new Paralympic record in the first heat of the S6 freestyle, what can her American rival Victoria Arlen do?

    She looks on world record pace early on but finishes in 5:25.19. Simmonds clocked 5:24.64 - tonight's final should be a cracker."

  102. 1030: 

    Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon has signed a new contract, which keeps him at White Hart Lane until 2016.

    Lennon, 25, joined Spurs in 2005 and has made 270 first-team appearances, scoring 25 goals.

  103. 1022: 

    Fellow ParalympicsGB swimmer Natalie Jones is also through to the S6 women's 400m freestyle final, qualifying seventh overall in a time of 6:03.95. The final will be at 16:56 BST.

  104. 1018: 

    Paralympic swimmer and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra pundit Kate Grey on Ellie Simmonds: "That was an absolutely magnificent swim, but that is not all she has got. Tonight is one that should not be missed."

  105. 1011: 

    Defending Paralympic S6 women's 400m freestyle gold medallist Ellie Simmonds is through to the final after comfortably winning her heat in a paralympic record time of 5:24.64.

  106. 1010: 

    ParalympicsGB's Matt Whorwood, who won a bronze medal in the S6 mens freestyle in Beijing, eases through to the final in a qualifying time of 5:17.28. The final will be at 17:44 BST.

  107. 1007: 

    Highlights of the Stockholm leg of the World Triathlon Series and the Mixed Relay World Championships will be shown on BBC One today at 14:30 BST.

  108. 1002: 

    Ellie Simmonds coach Billy Pye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "I soon saw at 11 years of age that she was someone special. I am not boasting, but I could see it at that age.

    "She doesn't need much motivation, she follows my plan and she excels."

  109. 0956: 

    ParalympicsGB's Gemma Almond reaches the final of the S10 women's 100m butterfly, qualifying eighth in a time of 1:14.07. The final will be at 17:37 BST.

  110. 0953: 

    So after the door of a hectic summer transfer window slammed shut late last night, how did your club fare? Are you happy with the signings you've made? Are you worried that your club hasn't done enough? Is the money being spent on players too much? Is the gap widening between the top teams and those trying to compete with them?

    Tell us on Twitter by using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  111. 0948: 

    The live text coverage for the Belgian Grand Prix practice and qualifying begins on the BBC Sport website, with third practice scheduled to start at 10:00 BST.

    Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi set the fastest time as first and second practice at the Belgian Grand Prix was affected by heavy rain.

  112. 0942: 

    ParalympicGB's Graham Edmunds, James Hollis and Rob Welbourn fail to qualify for the final of the S10 men's 100m butterfly.

  113. 0936: 

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson at the Aquatics Centre: "Action is underway at tha Aquatics Centre for day three of the swimming competition.

    Beijing double gold medallist Ellie Simmonds starts the defence of her S6 400m freestyle title. Among her rivals will be American teenager Victoria Arlen who was deemed ineligible for the Games earlier this week before being re-installed. However, officials will be monitoring Arlen's performance in the pool and she could still be disqualified.

    Also in action for GB today are Natalie Jones, Sascha Kindred and Rhiannon Henry."

  114. 0932: 

    The action is underway in what is a quiet-ish morning on day three at the Paralympics, and what are you looking forward to watching? Do you expect Great Britain to win many more gold medals, and which paralympians are you keeping track of?

    Let us know on Twitter by using #bbcsportsday

  115. 0927: 

    Unlike the Olympics, the Paralympics involves 20 sports but not all disability categories can compete in each event.

    Each sport has different physical demands and so has its own set of classifications.

    To find out how each sport works check out our handy BBC Sport guide.

  116. 0919: 

    Everton captain Phil Neville on Twitter: "All Evertonians must be happy with what's happened in the last 2 transfer windows, we've real competition for places and depth in squad."

  117. 0915: 

    It wasn't just a busy day for football in England yesterday. The Scottish summer transfer window also closed at midnight with winger David Templeton heading to the Rangers from Hearts and Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose signing for Celtic.

    Have a look back at all of yesterday's transfer news thanks to BBC Sport Scotland.

  118. 0907: 

    BBC Sport's Gordon Farquhar on Twitter: "At Greenwich Park once more for the Dressage. Medal chances today for Natasha Baker (am) and Lee Pearson, (pm) who's chasing gold no 10."

  119. 0859: 

    Andy Murray says his record against Feliciano Lopez will count for nothing when he faces the Spaniard in the US Open.

    Murray will be second on at the Louis Armstrong Stadium at about 18:00 BST.

  120. 0851: 

    Fulham defender John Arne Riise on Twitter: "Good luck to my good friend @clint_dempsey at Spurs. Great player, hope you do well mate #goalmachine"

  121. 0844: 

    England team director Andy Flower will meet with Kevin Pietersen on Saturday to discuss his international future.

    The 32-year-old batsman was dropped for the third Test against South Africa for sending text messages to members of the opposition.

  122. 0832: 

    Oscar Pistorius, Ellie Simmonds and Natalie du Toit are among the stars who are set to star at the London Paralympic Games on Saturday - BBC Sport picks out some of the likely highlights from 11 days of sporting action.

  123. 0824: 

    Following the second day of action at the Paralympics, what event have you enjoyed the most? Is their a particular Paralympian who you've enjoyed watching? Did you like seeing Great Britain win yet more gold medals?

    Let us know on Twitter by using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

  124. 0816: 

    As always in the morning we keep you up-to-date with all the latest goings on in the world of football and after a hectic transfer deadline day here are three stories from our football gossip column.

    Chelsea will consider loaning out striker Daniel Sturridge, 22, if they can push through the purchase of Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old forward Andre Schurrle before the deadline. (Guardian)

    Arsenal are ready to send striker Marouane Chamakh, 28, out on loan, with Malaga or Besiktas likely destinations. (The Metro)

    Birmingham have offered Nikola Zigic a free transfer and a big pay-off in a bid to ship the 31-year-old striker off to Real Mallorca. (Daily Mirror)

  125. 0807: 

    Superstars Oscar Pistorius and Ellie Simmonds make their first appearances at the London Games on day three, with the South African sprinter going in the 200m heats at 19:44 BST and Britain's leading hope in the pool starting the defence of her 400m title at 10:06. Dressage star Lee Pearson could win his 10th equestrian gold medal from 14:30, and Sarah Storey will attempt to win her second gold of this Games in the Velodrome at 14:25.

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live throughout the day and 5 live Sports Extra from 09:25 BST.


    Hello and welcome to Saturday's Sportsday live as we take you through every slice of the action on the third day of the London 2012 Paralympics and beyond.

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