Paralympic Anniversary Games as it happened

Alan Oliveira, David Weir and Hannah Cockroft are among the day's winners at the Paralympic Anniversary Games in London.

28 July 2013 Last updated at 17:59

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As it happened

  1. 1745: 

    What a way to bring the curtain down on London's Anniversary Games - three days of sporting brilliance that reminded us exactly why the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were so special. The athletes, the venues, the helpers and, of course, the British public. You won't see much of this stadium over the next couple of years while it's transformed into the new home of West Ham United, but the memories will last for ever.

  2. 1742: 

    Those who missed anything that happened today can find it on the British Athletics website. Events, names, nationalities, dates of birth, results, records... talk about comprehensive.


    Gavin Wade-Williams: I think the 2012 legacy will actually be the Superhumans.

    Paul Wallis: Superb afternoon. Great to relive happy memories & see our Paralympians back in action where they belong.

    Evan Hart: Three days of world class sport comes to an end at the Olympic Stadium. Lived up to the hype.

  4. 1736: 

    Can we do this again next year?

    Aimee Lewis, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "The crowd rise to their feet as David Weir comes down the home straight. A standing ovation, a deafening roar, for the great man. London Mayor Boris Johnson is applauding, too. 'It wasn't bad', says Weir before adding that he's going to spend the next fortnight 'sitting on a beach in France having a few beers.' The fans giggle. What a crowd pleaser. What a show stopper."


    Jake Taylor: David Weir 11 seconds ahead of the pack after only just returning to full time training. Amazing.

    Joe Fernandez: The weir-wolf just smashes that last race! Way ahead of any of his rivals. Great way to close the Anniversary Games.

    Stevey: David Weir athlete of the day. Beat the rest by miles.

  7. 1724: 
    David Weir

    "I wish I was a little bit quicker, I've been a lot quicker in training so that's disappointing but it's unbelievable to be back in this stadium with my family and friends so it was a good race. It was nice to take some time out watching other races, I'm glad the burden is off my back and some of the younger kids are coming through to win medals. I'll tell you whether I'm going to Rio after the Commonwealth Games."

    Baroness Grey-Thompson, 11-time Paralympic champion and BBC Sport expert

    "For Dave Weir, this is one race, this is not a traditional race. Dave has decided the only way to win is to break out and this is where Dave is at his strongest, when he's out on his own."

    Allison Curbishley, BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Great job from David Weir, that's exactly what we needed as the curtain closer for the weekend. Friday was about Usain Bolt, Saturday was about Jess and Mo, today had to be all about Weir. That is what the crowd wanted to see. He's a special, special athlete."

  10. 1718: 

    Only recently back in training? This guy really is superhuman. A four-time gold medallist at London 2012, David Weir secures the Anniversary Games title in a time of 3:16.40. Katy Perry's Firework blares out through the PA system and boy was that explosive.

  11. 1717: 
    T54 MILE

    Weir miles clear! Crowd going crazy!

    Aimee Lewis, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium
    Boris Johnson is interviewed

    "'I thought it was sensational', says London Mayor Boris Johnson of the men's 100m. Bo-Jo, as he is known by some, has been chatting to BBC Radio 5 live and is now on BBC London. Everyone wants a word with him and he seems to be sticking around the broadcast area to watch David Weir."

  13. 1714: 
    T54 MILE

    The final event of the Anniversary Games is under way. It's Weirwolf time...


    Matthew Kinney: That Alan Oliveira is unreal, can see these athletes breaking the 10 second barrier soon.

    Alex McCormick: I'd love know what speed Alan Oliveira was doing at the line & if its quicker than Bolt. He was flying.

    Annie: Oh wow I didn't expect Jonnie Peacock to be beaten in the 100 metres but Alan Oliveira & Richard Browne were flying.

    Lynn Dellar: Jonnie Peacock, Richard Browne & Alan Oliveira in same race! Can't get much better than that. Paralympic sport is awesome.


    British Athletics: That throw of 14.31m by Aled Davies not only gave him gold, but it was yet another stadium record.

  16. 1712: 
    T54 MILE

    After opting to skip the IPC World Championships, four-time London champion David Weir is back in action. Could a new world record be on the cards for the Weirwolf?

    Baroness Grey-Thompson, 11-time Paralympic champion and BBC Sport expert
    Alan Oliveira, Jonnie Peacock and Richard Browne

    On the T43/44 100m: "That was such an amazing race, the speed with which Oliveira came through in the last 10m and for Browne to break the world record in his class. There's got to be a point where they split the classes."

  18. 1709: 

    "The wind was too hot, I thought that may have affected me, but it was a great race with great competitors. I've got a long way to catch up with these guys. I've got my first world record but I want more."

  19. 1707: 

    "These guys are putting it on this year, last year you could make mistakes but not this year. I said if I made a mistake I wouldn't win it and I did. It's a lifetime best but it isn't a good time, I should be doing better than that. I always feared it with these guys, I just can't wait to start competing against them on a regular basis so I can push myself more."

  20. 1703: 
    ALAN OLIVEIRA WINS T43/44 100m
    Alan Oliveira

    WOW! That did not disappoint. Alan Oliveira of Brazil smashes the world record in a time of 10.57. UNBELIEVABLE! Jonnie Peacock gets a poor start but picks up well to finish third in a career-best 10.84. Richard Browne breaks the T44 world record 10.75 for second. Mind-blowing stuff.

  21. 1702: 
    T43/44 100m

    Incredible noise inside the Olympic Stadium. Into the blocks they go... Peacock? Browne? Oliveira? Here goes...

    Allison Curbishley, BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Great job from Libby Clegg. I must admit, Libby is one of my favourites. It was a really impressive performance, just outside her lifetime best. These are athletes who are just going to get quicker. The fact that they only train three times a week, it is amazing what they've done."

  23. 1701: 
    T43/44 100m

    Alan Oliveira's world record is 10.77 and he ran 10.80 in Lyon - so he's faster over 100m than both Peacock and Browne. "It is going to be a big party. I'm really excited about having the chance to compete again in London and of course we have great athletes competing," he said. "I hope the best wins and I hope the best will be me."

  24. 1700: 
    T43/44 100m

    Peacock faces Richard Browne, the man who finished second to him at the IPC World Championships on Tuesday but took his world record in the semi-finals. But today, race the pair will also face double amputee star Alan Oliveira, who won three golds in Lyon.

    Peacock's T44 mark of 10.85 was beaten by Browne's 10.83 but the Briton, who clocked 10.99 to win gold, believes that he is not far off.

    "If conditions allow, hopefully I can regain the world record," said Peacock. "I'd like to say the time is there - it's just a matter of getting the right conditions and executing the perfect race."

  25. 1658: 
    SIR PHILIP CRAVEN- President of International Paralympic Committee

    On Peacock v Browne: "We've got one of the great rivalries here not just in Paralympic sport, but in world sport. The two young men are going to be gunning for each other all the way to Rio. It's been thrilling every time they step on a track together. From the moment they finished first and second at the Paralympic Games in London last September this was destined to be one of sport's great contests."

  26. 1657: 
    T43/44 100m

    Now for the big one... Jonnie Peacock!

  27. 1657: 
    Brent Lakatos

    "In Lyon I did the world leading time in to a headwind so coming here I had a tailwind and thought I could beat my time in Lyon. It was a shame Mickey Bushell wasn't here. Hopefully he can get some rest and get fit again and we'll compete next year."


    Peter Kirk: Enjoying the final day. Be good if they can add the Paralympic events to the London Grand Prix again in the future.

  29. 1654: 

    Hana Kolnikova bolts out of the blocks, but back comes Britain's Libby Clegg with her guide runner to see off the Slovakian and Germany's Katrin Muller-Rottgardy, winning in a superb time of 12.19.

    Aimee Lewis, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "Some wet stuff falling from the sky but a gentleman to the left of me, astounded, as if he's never experienced such a thing a thing before, says: 'But it wasn't supposed to rain today...' Another guy says, matter-of-factly: 'But it never rains in the Olympic Stadium.' Everyone seems to be in denial, but there's no getting away from the truth: it's raining! Although, there's none of that fat, soak-you-to-the-bone rain, just tiny drops. Quite refreshing, really."

  31. 1641: 

    Incredible speed from Canada's Brent Lakatos as he bombs to victory in a world record time of 14.34. What a shame Britain's Mickey Bushell wasn't fit to compete... those two have the makings of a great rivalry.

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Nicky Clark, disability rights campaigner: "The games were a breakthrough in attitudes, there was a great positive feeling from the general public during the times of the games.

    "For many disabled people sport is crucial but if we are talking about legacy we have to look at a wider legacy not just in the sporting arena but across the nation as a whole."

    Elizabeth Hudson, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "Australian Scott Reardon, who led for much of the T42 200m before being passed with around 40m to go by a typical late surge from Britain's Richard Whitehead, was encouraged by his display at the Olympic Stadium.

    'The encouraging thing from the World Championships and here is that I'm getting closer and I'm leading races for longer,' said the Aussie, who is a single amputee while Whitehead is a double amputee. 'I need to go back and keep training and hope that I can get closer next year.'"

  34. 1637: 

    Fairly straightforward for the double world champion. Late pressure from Virginia McLachlan of Canada and Britain's's Sophia Warner, but Oxana Corso comes through in 16.04.

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ricky Balshaw, member of Team GB's dressage team: "There has always been a stigma towards the Paralympics where it seemed as though it was just letting the disabled guys have a go. London really changed that mentality in peoples' minds and it is now seen as proper sport.

    "We can look at things more positively, it's the start of the change. There will always be that kid at school or the guy at work who gets picked on for whatever reason. If we can start getting into people's minds that there is no difference that will be crucial."

  36. 1635: 
    Richard Whitehead

    "It's amazing, the crowd is utterly amazing and the roar was the same as the Olympics. Today wasn't about my performance it was about giving something back to sport."

    "The Winter Paralympic athletes will take inspiration from this, we want this kind of event every year. It keeps me going and it keeps other athletes going, I want to go to Rio and defend my medal."


    Laurence Mora: Incredible Richard Whitehead. Amazing when he gets going and blitz the field. The Olympic Stadium crowd went nuts.

    Jessica Baker: Massive goose bumps watching Richard Whitehead just then in the 200m. Brings back memories from the Warrior Games.

    Olly Mawhinney: Paralympic sport forever amazes but it's just incredible how guys like Richard Whitehead& David Weir win at every distance.

    Kirsty Harris: Richard Whitehead is absolutely amazing! Quite probably my favourite athlete.

  38. 1625: 

    It's a characteristically slow start from a standing position for Richard Whitehead, but the giant Briton turns on the afterburners down the home straight to clinch a stunning victory in 24.86. That was insane! Whitehead was nowhere to be seen until the end of the bend, but with the arms pumping and 60,000 spectators emptying their lungs he gobbled up the final 100m. Australia's Scott Reardon sees his lead torn to shreds as he has to settle for second, with Heinrich Popov of Germany third. Out come the biceps in celebration.

  39. 1623: 
    T42 200m

    Are we about to see the 'Big Guns' salute? Whitehead in lane four...

  40. 1621: 
    T42 200m

    Richard Whitehead will face a tough challenge from the men who won silver and bronze behind him in Lyon - Scott Reardon of Australia and Germany's Heinrich Popow. The next challenge for double above-the-knee amputee Whitehead is considerably further than 200m and will see him running a marathon a day from John O'Groats to Land's End.

    Aimee Lewis, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium
    Hannah Cockroft

    "Hannah Cockroft receives her gold medal for winning the women's T33/34 100m and the spectators spontaneously applaud their Paralympic champion. The 20-year-old, with a smile as big as the world, then holds aloft a giant Union flag, much to the delight of the fans who roar a little louder. The crowd favourite is 21 in a few days apparently. It seems the celebrations have already begun."

  42. 1620: 

    Back at the IPC World Athletics Championships which finish today in Lyon, Britain's Shelly Woods did not finish the women's T54 marathon, which was won by Switzerland's Manuela Schaer in a time of one hour 49.45 minutes.


    Nia Samson: T11 is phenomenal to watch, the synchronising with the guides is epic.

    CJ: Brazil's Terezhina Guilhermina is fantastic to watch race. She'll be a major star of Rio 2016.

    Elizabeth Hudson, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "British wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft celebrates her 21st birthday on Tuesday and to celebrate will be going to Finland to catch up with her brother, who lives there. 'I haven't seen him for six months so I'm looking forward to it,' she tells BBC Sport."

  45. 1614: 
    Terezinha Guilhermina and her guide runner

    The face of Rio 2016? Terezinha Guilhermina does what she's done for much of the past decade by winning, and by miles. The time... 24.91. Third place goes to GB's Tracey Hinton in 28.21.

  46. 1612: 
    T11 200m

    Returning to London a year on from her Paralympic triumph is Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina. She's the favourite to win here...

  47. 1607:  

    "I am pleased, it's a stadium record which must mean I'm faster than last year. It's just being back in the stadium, it's overwhelming, you want to cry at the start line. We had amazing support out in Lyon [for the World Championships], but being in front of a home crowd, where your name was made, is unbelievable.

    "It's weird. I'm 20, I'm double World champion, double Paralympic champion - it's insane. I've had incredible experiences that people my age can only dream about. No-one knew who I was this time last year, and you come back and everyone's so excited to see you race. It's great to have that recognition for what you do. I've still got to become European champion, that's one title I don't hold."

  48. 1607: 

    "Today was just about having fun and relaxing as I did all the work for the World Championships [winning the T37 World Championships title]. I came into last year wanting to win a medal and to get bronze was very special. I'm just trying to progress with every race I do, it's been such a long season and it's hard to keep momentum."

    Elizabeth Hudson, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium
    Michael McKillop

    "After winning the T36/37 800m, Northern Ireland's Michael McKillop, who claimed double gold in Lyon, tells me that he now having a month off from athletics to do all the things he can't do when he is training! Top of the list is paintballing."

  50. 1605: 

    "Today's been unbelievable, life doesn't get much better when I have the chance to run in this stadium again. This is where I found myself and discovered myself as an athlete, it pushed on to Lyon and it's just incredible to be back here. Hopefully in 2017 I'll be back here for the World Championships."

  51. 1602: 
    Maria Seifert is congratulated

    Maria Seifert of Germany clocks a stadium and national record 14.08 to take the spoils but Britain's Beth Woodward in a personal best 14.34. Compatriots Katrina Hart finishes fourth and Kelly Hutchins seventh.


    Sarah Carrier: Watching Anniversary Games. For me 2012 massive turning point in changing the way people view disability.

  53. 1555: 

    Michael McKillop's CV is awash with gold and there's another win today as he destroys the T36/37 field over two laps. The Northern Irishman comes away with a time of 1:58.67. Britain's Paul Blake (British record 2:07.63) and Deal Miller (personal best) finished third and fourth respectively,

  54. 1552: 
    T36/37 800m

    In this combined category, two world champions go up against each other. Britain's Paul Blake won the T36 event in Lyon with a gutsy performance, while Northern Ireland's Michael McKillop won two golds in Lyon in the T37 800 and 1500m. McKillop, who competes in a less-disabled category than Blake, won gold in a time that was around 10 seconds faster so will be expected to win here.

  55. 1549: 
    JODY CUNDY- Five times Paralympic Gold medallist

    "London was an amazing situation, where people were watching The Paralympics for the sporting element. There are always stories and stuff because the Paralympics always has that but people were watching The Paralympics purely for the sporting part of it which had never happened before.

    "I know walking down the streets in the summer with my shorts on I don't have as many people staring at my leg like they did before, now having seen people like Johnnie Peacock they know what a prosthetic limb is and aren't as intimidated when they see one."

  56. 1544: 

    A time of 11.02 sets a new Australian record for Gabriel Cole, who was the only man in the field ever to run under 11 seconds. Ola Abidogun of Great Britain recovers from a poor start to finish second in 11.12. Compatriot Kyle Powell runs a personal best of 11.53 for sixth.

    Baroness Grey-Thompson, 11-time Paralympic champion and BBC Sport expert

    "It was a superb performance. He's always been quick over the first 40m but he's consolidating the other part of his race. That will give him massive confidence."

    Allison Curbishley, BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "What a start. We're so used to seeing Graeme Ballard explode out of the blocks. The grin on his face when he introduced to the crowd, he was trying to stay focused but he couldn't help but smile."

  59. 1539: 

    Meanwhile, the man who said there was "no chance of rain" is starting to look rather stupid...

  60. 1536: 

    Dan does it! That's his first victory over world record holder Jeremy Campbell in two years and goes some way to making up for his silver medal at London 2012. A throw of 57.42m did the trick.


    Tim Moody: Watching the Anniversary Games so glad I had the privilege of attending the Paralympics last year! One of the best days of my life.

    Mark Dye: Humbled to be back at the anniversary games today to watch the Paralympic guys in action.

  62. 1530: 

    Bronze at the World Championships in Lyon, Manchester's Graeme Ballard is a winner on home soil. The Paralympic silver medallist, who has cerebral palsy, pulls clear of the field to triumph in a time of 12.33 - not bad for a 34 year old. Fellow Briton Ben Rushgrove takes second in 12.75.

  63. 1528: 
    F42/44 DISCUS

    It just gets better and better for Dan Greaves as a throw of 57.42m extends his lead after five rounds of the discus.


    Scott Walker: Love Hannah Cockcroft what a woman, what an athlete, what an inspiration!

    David Bennett: Ridiculously awesome start from Hannah Cockroft! Incredibly far ahead.

    Louise Stanley: Hannah Cockcroft is unreal, just blows them all away. They're barely off the start line and she's doing her lap of honour.

  65. 1527: 

    "It was really hard not to cry, I was just trying to concentrate on the race, it was incredible it was so much louder than I remember it. I didn't think I had broke the stadium record it just didn't feel fast enough so who knows, I must be getting stronger somewhere along the line."


    British Athletics: World record in the women's long jump! Iris Pruysen of the Netherlands has just jumped 4.85m (1161pts)!

    Baroness Grey-Thompson, 11-time Paralympic champion and BBC Sport expert

    "For her [Cockroft], she wants to chase world records. Every single time she goes out she wants to get quicker - and go close to those records. There' s a little bit of a swirling wind in this stadium today so there's plenty of improvement. That's' the most nervous I've seen her on the start line."

    Allison Curbishley, BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "We're so used to seeing Hannah win. Her double Paralympic gold was so impressive, and no-one can get close to her. It's about Hannah Cockroft against the clock. It's phenomenal to see."

  69. 1523: 

    Cockroft recently told the Daily Telegraph it would be nice to have a close rival to give her more competition - and this race showed why. It was a strong field, but nobody came anywhere near the 20 year old.

    "In a way it's lovely because I can go into any race with the confidence of knowing I can win it, but people are so used to it they don't take much notice any more.

    "When some of my team-mates race people say things like: 'Isn't it amazing that they won and they beat so-and-so?' For me, when I win, it's more like: 'Oh, Cockroft's won again. Big deal.' That's very frustrating. I'm still working as hard as they are.

    "I just don't get the same glory out of it any more. It would be better if I had someone there to make it a race."

  70. 1517: 

    The Halifax Hurricane kick-starts the party with a time of 17.80, which is just outside her own world record. Cockroft obliterates the field to send the crowd wild. Eat your heart out, Usain.

  71. 1515: 
    T33/34 100m

    Can anyone stop 'Hurricane' Hannah Cockroft? The double World and Paralympic champion over 100m and 200m will be favourite to record another win at the Olympic Stadium where she enjoyed great success last summer. Cockroft is a massive McFly fan and the band were her specialist subject when she appeared on Celebrity Mastermind.

  72. 1513: 
    F42/44 DISCUS

    That discus lead is extended by Dan Greaves thanks to a monster throw of 56.85. On course for victory.

    Elizabeth Hudson, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium
    Natasha Baker

    "Double London 2012 equestrian gold medallist Natasha Baker is among the GB Paralympic athletes who enjoy the atmosphere as they do a lap of honour around the Olympic Stadium ahead of the Anniversary Games."


    Michelle Dite: Great welcome for members of @ParalympicsGB - emotions running high in support of 'superhumans'.

    Adam Blaze: Great to be back in the stadium watching world class athletics.

    Coral Hope: Paralympic anniversary games, I really miss last year now. I spent 3 days watching the Paralympics there.

  75. 1508: 
    F42/44 LONG JUMP

    Britain's Stefanie Reid won F44 long jump silver at London 2012 and she attempts to go one better today in the F42-44. That event is getting started as we speak.

  76. 1506: 

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  77. 1504: 

    The 32-year-old world champ from Zwolle in the Netherlands storms clear in front of a sell-out crowd to become the day's first winner. That breaks David Weir's stadium record. Great Britain's Richard Chiassaro comes through in 27.04.

  78. 1458: 

    Conditions are set fair for a belting afternoon - sunny skies, a few wispy clouds, gentle breeze, 24 degrees, no threat of rain. All in all, a lovely day on the Costa del Stratford.

  79. 1455: 
    F42/44 DISCUS

    Superb start from Dan Greaves as the 30-year-old from Leicestershire throws 53.55m to eastablish an early lead.

    Elizabeth Hudson, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "Today's action comes after the announcement by Mayor of London Boris Johnson that there will be a National Paralympic Day celebration held in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 7 September. The free event will feature a mixture of sport and culture and will bring together top athletes, including Paralympic medallists, artists and performers. The event will take part in the north of the park and inside the Copper Box Arena."

  81. 1445: 

    Britain's Dan Greaves goes up against his American rival Jeremy Campbell. Campbell won gold in the event in London last year and then took Greaves's world title in Lyon recently. Campbell is the first man in the category to go beyond 60m in competition.


    Paralympic dressage champion Sophie Christiansen: Are you ready for the return of the superhumans?

    F42/44 discus thrower Dan Greaves: And so it's here.. The GRAND FINALE.. So pumped to compete in the #AnniversaryGames Enjoy SPECTACULAR SUNDAY everyone!! DD x

    T42 200m runner Rich Whitehead: OMG Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium is definitely the place to be today!!! #Legacy #AnniversaryGames

    T46 100m runner Kyle Powell: I'm a boy amongst men today, but as @samruddockT35 says, I'm here to take care of business, like a man!


    Carol Austin: Final day of the #AnniversaryGames should be another wonderful day- delighted to have had the opportunity to be part of it.

    Geraldine Warren: Sooooo Excited! Chores done, Snacks & (Mini) Bottle of Bubbly ready. Now Clock-Watching waiting to 'Whoop' @ParalympicsGB!

    Katie Dunlop: Massively excited to be heading back to Olympic Stadium to watch the final day of #anniversarygames Here come the #superhumans

  84. 1440: 

    Today is the last time sport will be seen inside the Olympic Stadium for two years, and it seems fitting that we bow out with the Paralympic Anniversary Games. Many icons from London 2012 are back at the scene of their greatest triumphs and many young pretenders will compete alongside them. We're all set for two-and-a-half hours of superhuman action. Enjoy the ride...

  85. 1437: 

    Last year's Paralympics were under pressure to deliver a number of bold legacy promises, including a vow to "change the lives" of 10m disabled people by "increasing participation in sport and physical activity", and to transform "attitudes and perceptions of disabled people" in wider society.

    Success and failure will be measured over time, but nobody can argue that Paralympic sport is not in a better place than it was 12 months ago.

  86. 1435: 

    In the eyes of many, it would be an insignificant sideshow piggy-backing the Olympic Games, a low-key sporting event using the same venues but lacking the drama. Stars would be born at London 2012, they said, but not from the Paralympics. It turned out to be the greatest show on earth.

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