2217: Men's Sitting Volleyball update:
Iran has beaten Rwanda 3-0 sets in the preliminary round. Defending champs Iran will now play Brazil in the next round on September 3.
2252: Hang on a second CNN's Duarte Mendonca has just told me by far the best fact of the day. Twin sisters both winning Paralympic gold on the same day in the same sport? I love it.
"German twin sisters Ramona and Carmen Brussig both won gold competing in the same sport but different categories.
Both are visually impaired, started Judo when they were nine and have been to the Paralympics before. Ramona won gold in 2004 and Carmen won her first gold today."
0923: Last night we saw some Paralympic legends rubber stamp their legacies. Firstly, Sarah Storey dominated the field in the women's C5 3,000m individual pursuit en route to an eighth gold medal, while swimming machine Natalie du Toit won an 11th gold medal in the S9 women's 100 butterfly. Who will rise to the occasion today?
0932: The heats of the men’s S8 400m freestyle are under way in the pool. Britain’s Sam Hynd, the defending champion from Beijing, goes in the first heat. He is among the favorites for gold this time around, although his younger brother Oliver Hynd will also fancy his chances of taking the title.
1140: The men’s goalball tie between ParalympicsGB and Turkey has just begun. Goalball is a sport which will be alien to most spectators, it involves three blind players on each team trying to roll a ball into the opposition’s net. The ball has a bell inside, so spectators must remain quiet at all times.
1309: Jonas Jakobsson has his 29th medal, impressive, but it’s not gold. The Swede could only manage silver in the men's R1-10m air rifle standing-SH1. The 47-year-old has three more events at these Games, so he could have 32 before he leaves theses shores.
1330: Blind five-a-side football is one of the Paralympic disciplines which truly astounds me. The speed and ability of the players is incredible. Having spent a lifetime attempting to be halfway decent at football, I can only imagine how difficult it must be to play blind.
1452: We care too! That gold medal went to the Great Dane himself Jackie Christiansen in the men’s F42/44 shot put. He has Paralympic previous, have taken home the title in 2008. Denmark’s only medal of the Games so far, but they still have nine and a half days of competition to address that.
1500: The announcer has just asked the crowd to be silent in the blind five-a-side football match between Iran and Argentina. The South Americans lead 2-0 in the second half and the Iranians have just missed a penalty.
1506: I think we're all happy with what we've seen today. World records tumbling, gold medals galore, even the sun is shining! The focus has switched back to the Velodrome, with the men’s C4-5 1km individual Time Trial final under way. There is going to be a huge hole in my life when that Velodrome shuts its doors…
1516: Two riders left in the men’s C4-5 individual 1km time trial final, one from China and one from Britain. Gold is currently going to Spain courtesy of Alfonso Cabello. Tension rises as world championship silver medalist Liu Xinyang climbs into the starting gate. Hold onto your hats…
1519: Liu Xinyang can only go third fastest. It all comes down to ParalympicGB's Jody Cundy, the crowd fall silent and await another home gold medal...
1535: Jody Cundy is still apoplectic with rage, heartbreaking for the double gold medalist from Beijing. Cundy seen to be telling the officials: “I’ve wasted four years of my life.” A once in a lifetime chance gone for the British cyclist.
1634: It's all drama down at the Velodrome. Remember that false start from GB's Jody Cundy earlier? It was mayhem. Four years of hard work blown away in a split second.
Well now U.S.A's Joseph Berenyi has also made a false start from the same starter. Hmmm...Nonetheless he's been given a second chance.
Men's Individual C3 Pursuit is underway...
1641: Selkie, you said it. U.S.A's Joseph Berenyi lost his right arm in a construction accident at work in 1994. Not to mention also severely breaking a leg and shattering a kneecap.
Oh, and NOW HE'S JUST WON GOLD!