Updates: Day 9



The golden moments continue on Day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games as athletes compete for medals in nine different sports.

22:58 - After an explosive start Oscar Pistorius eases up down the back straight, cantering across the line to book his place in the final. It is all about the final now!

22:50 - Alan Oliveira storms through the first 200m and was miles in front, before basically slowing down to walking pace, crossing the line in second place behind American Blake Leepe and qualifies along with Liu of China for tomorrow night's 400m T44 final.

21:26 - It's another victory in the pool for Belarus's Ihar Boki in the men's 200m individual medley SM13. He smashes the world record by three seconds! Fantastic swim! Charl Bouwer is fourt.

20:21 - Ireland's Jason Smyth breaks his own world record in the 200m T13 final to add to his Paralympic 100m success. He clocks a 200m time of 21.05 .

19:35 - Italian ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi wins his second Paralympic gold in the handcycling road race at Brands Hatch.

The ex-Formula 1 driver, who lost both legs following a crash in 2001, won the H4 handcycling time trial on Wednesday. The 45-year-old followed it up with a sprint finish to take the road race ahead of South Africa's Ernst van Dyk and Belgian Wim Decleir.

18:44 - Ellie Cole wins gold ahead of Natalie du Toit! That is only Du Toit's second ever Paralympic silver medal. She has won 13 Paralympic titles over three Games.

18:39 Natalie du Toit is about the go in the S9 400m freestyle. It is her swansong and she gets a great reception in the Aquatics Centre.

18:32 - Australia's Matt Cowdrey wins gold number 13 in the men's S9 100m freestyle!.

14:07 - Esther Vergeer remains unbeatable. The Duch Wheelchair Tennis legend stretches her winning streak to 470 matches with a 6-0 6-3 victory over her ountrywoman Aniek van Koot in the women's singles final at Eton Manor.

10:41 Natalie du Toit swimming on her last day of her last Paralympics, wins heat 2 of the 100m freestyle S9 in the fastest time overall.

The main focus for the ninth day of action at the 2012 Paralympic Games:

  • 10:30 Natalie du Toit South Africa’s most successful Paralympian ever and Emily Gray compete in the 100m freestyle S9 heats.
  • 10:50Matie Hendri Herbst starts in the 400m freestyle S11 heats.
  • 11:30 Double Paralympic medallist Dyan Buis and Union Sekailwe compete in the 200m T38 heats at the Olympic Stadium
  • 11:42 Hilton Langenhoven, fresh from his silver medal success in the 400m at the Olympic Stadium last night, lines up for the 200m T12 heats.
  • 12:27 Charl Bouwer
  • 12:30 Casper Schutte is is action in the Javelin Throw F42 Final at the Olympic Stadium
  • 17:30 Ernst van Dyk is back at Brands hatch for the Individual H4 Road Race.
  • 17:32 Stuart McCreadie starts in the Individual H2 Road race at Brands Hatch
  • 18:35 Paralympics legend Natalie du Toit starts her last Paralympics race as favourite to win a third consecutive 100m frestyle S9 gold.
  • 18:40 Hendri Herbst is in action in the 100m freestyle S11.
  • 19:00 Hilton Langenhoven, a comfortable winner in heat 1 this morning, lines up for 200m T12 semifinals.
  • 20:04 Charl Bouwer is the third fastest qualifier for the 200m individual medley SM13.
  • 20:40Ilse Hayes, 100m silver medallist and Anika Pretorius compete in the Long Jump F13 final. Hayes is one of the favourites to win gold.
  • 20:51: Jonathan Ntutu challenge for gold in the 200m T13 final
  • 21:09 Jan Nehru and his guise Duane Fortuin line up for the 5 000m T11 final.
  • 22:45 Oscar Pistorius is in action in the 400m T44 heats.


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    Medals Table

    Country
    1China 107 81 51
    2United Kingdom 64 39 44
    3Ukraine 41 37 39
    4United States 40 44 31
    5Australia 22 30 29
    6Germany 18 25 14
    7Netherlands, The 18 19 26
    8Brazil 14 29 29
    9Italy 10 14 15
    10Poland 9 18 12
    11Spain 9 14 8
    12France 9 5 14
    13New Zealand 9 5 7
    14Canada 8 10 11
    15Iran 8 9 7
    16Uzbekistan 8 6 17
    17Nigeria 8 2 2
    18Cuba 8 1 6
    19Belarus 8 0 2
    20Korea 7 11 17
    21Tunisia 7 6 6
    22South Africa 7 6 4
    23Thailand 6 6 6
    24Greece 5 4 4
    25Belgium 5 3 3
    26Slovakia 5 3 3
    27Algeria 4 5 7
    28Ireland 4 4 3
    29Mexico 4 2 9
    30Egypt 3 5 4
    31Norway 3 3 3
    32Serbia 3 2 4
    33Turkey 3 1 5
    34Kenya 3 1 2
    35Malaysia 3 0 1
    36Colombia 2 5 10
    37United Arab Emirates 2 4 1
    38Iraq 2 3 0
    39Hong Kong 2 2 2
    40Morocco 2 2 2
    41Switzerland 2 2 1
    42Croatia (Hrvatska) 2 2 1
    43India 2 1 1
    44Lithuania 2 1 0
    45Latvia 2 0 2
    46Singapore 2 0 1
    47Hungary 1 8 9
    48Azerbaijan 1 8 2
    49Sweden 1 4 6
    50Austria 1 4 4
    51Czech Republic 1 2 4
    52Denmark 1 2 4
    53Namibia 1 2 2
    54Argentina 1 1 3
    55Vietnam 1 1 2
    56Trinidad And Tobago 1 1 1
    57Finland 1 1 1
    58Kazakhstan 1 1 0
    59Slovenia 1 1 0
    60Kuwait 1 0 0
    61Georgia 1 0 0
    62Bahrain 1 0 0
    63Bulgaria 1 0 0
    64Japan 0 10 14
    65Venezuela 0 3 3
    66Jordan 0 2 1
    67Qatar 0 2 0
    68Chinese Taipei 0 1 1
    69Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 0 1 0
    70Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 1 0
    71Ethiopia 0 1 0
    72Uganda 0 1 0
    73Portugal 0 0 4
    74Israel 0 0 3
    75Mongolia 0 0 2
    76Mozambique 0 0 1
    77Romania 0 0 1
    78Saudi Arabia 0 0 1
    79Pakistan 0 0 1
    80Philippines 0 0 1
    81Sri Lanka 0 0 1
    82Indonesia 0 0 1
    83Cape Verde 0 0 1

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