1905: It was a different story for GB's Sascha Kindred though. The silver medallist was disqualified from the race, believing it was an issue with his legs. Added to that, it was his last ever Paralympics race. Here's what he had to say...
1922: Fast? I'll give you fast. How about the fastest Paralympian at London 2012...
1935: In the meantime, a quick look at the medal table:
China: 77 gold, 197 in total
GB: 32 gold, 112 in total
Russia: 31 gold, 86 in total
Ukraine: 29 gold, 71 in total
Australia: 27 gold, 71 in total
2017: More from CNN's Lauren Moorhouse on that win:
"There were three Russians in the women’s 50m freestyle S12 final. But one was always going to stand out: Oxana Savchenko.
The 21-year-old visually impaired swimmer knows only one type of Paralympic medal – gold. With seven already under her belt – three in Beijing and four in London – Oxana was the firm favorite in this race. And she didn’t disappoint.
It was a close start all-round, with Azerbaijan’s Natali Pronina keeping pace at the front. But quickly Russia’s golden girl Oxana Savchenko pushed forward in a fantastic showing. Powering towards the wall with Pronina split seconds behind, Savchenko seized the gold in the women’s 50m freestyle S12 with a new world record time of 26.90. Pronina came second while Russia’s Darya Stukalova took bronze.
The race marked Savchenko’s fifth gold at London 2012 where she has dominated in the pool, winning all her races. An immense effort from Russia and another brilliant win for Savchenko."
2032: Like a bolt from the blue (or should I make that green?), Ireland's Jason Smyth does the iconic Usain Bolt point as he receives his gold medal following the T13 200m race.
The crowd absolutely loves it.
2045: Earlier today hand cyclist Alex Zanardi took his second gold medal.
CNN's Lauren Moorhouse gives us an insight into his incredible journey from F1 driver to champion Paralympian:
"Former F1 driver Alex Zanardi stormed to paralympic glory late this afternoon in London, winning the gold medal in the individual H4 road race.
Eleven years ago, the Italian was enjoying a successful career as a Formula One racing driver. But in 1993, disaster struck in the closing laps at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. The violent accident resulted in the driver losing both his legs.
But Zanardi would return to racing with a revitalized fervor after putting on his new prosthetic legs which he described as "like a pair of ski boots that didn't fit very well” and getting behind the wheel. In 2004, as a driver for BMW, Zanardi would commence a second wind as a racing driver winning four World Championship titles and 11 Italian championships.
Not content with dominating the auto-racing track, by 2007 the Italian set his sights on Paralympic glory, starting with participating hand bike competitions.
This year the 45-year-old qualified for his first Paralympic Games and did not let his country down winning two gold medals in the men’s individual H4 road race and men’s individual H4 time trial. And he may just get another medal as Zanardi has one race remaining.
Can the Italian “three-peat” his success? Zanardi’s final race at London 2012 will be a group effort for Italy in the mixed H1-4 team relay on Saturday evening at 17:45 (London time)."
2106: The term 'nailbiting' gets thrown around a lot. But there's just no other way to describe the last few seconds of the women's swimming relay. The times speak for themselves:
Gold: Australia on 4.53.95
Silver GB on 4.53.98
Bronze: U.S.A on 4.54.13
2109: Take a breath. No don't, because there's JUST NO TIME. We're on the last lap of the Women's T54 1500m and 'The Beast' Tatyana McFadden is on track for her third gold...
2130: CNN’s Lauren Moorhouse is all over the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball. Here’s her update on all the happenings at North Greenwich Arena:
"The Netherlands have taken the bronze medal, beating the U.S. 71-47.
The first quarter was neck-and-neck with both teams scoring 16 points. By the second quarter the Dutch were well and truly warmed up, scoring 22 points and kicking off a great lead which would continue to the end of the game.
In the second half, the Netherlands powered to 60 points, while the U.S. trailed by a disastrous 23 points.
Top scorer of the game was Dutch center Mariska Beijer, who scored a whopping 27 points on her own."
2143: A great night for the Australians in the pool. Bad luck then that they're still fifth. The medal table. It goes like this:
China: 81 gold, 204 in total
GB: 32 gold, 114 in total
Russia: 32 gold, 92 in total
Ukraine: 30 gold, 74 in total
Australia: 29 gold, 74 in total
2148: Hello. What's going on here? The Men's T44 400m heats and Brazilian Alan Oliveira storms out the first half before seemingly walking at the end.
Looks like he might have an injury.
2157: Blade Runner in the house. I repeat, Blade Runner in the house. Oscar Pistorius romps home in the second heats of the T44 400m.
2211: Which just about wraps up Fabulous Friday. A beautiful London day done and dusted. Let's look at some of the best pictures of Day Nine shall we? Oh yes we shall.
0929: Here are a couple of facts for you:
1.) It’s Day Ten
2.) It’s Sizzling Saturday
3.) You’re not going anywhere
0938: Glad we got that sorted. Why would you be going anywhere? It might be the second-last day of London 2012 (hush now, it hurts me too) but there’s absolutely no winding down to be had. No sir-ee. With 56 gold medals up for grabs in ten different sports, grab a cup of tea and get comfortable this beautiful Saturday morning.
1008: Speaking of water - can I say that? - the swimming heats are underway, with GB golden girl Ellie Simmonds breaking a new Paralympic record in the Women's S6 100m Freestyle. Catch her in the finals at 5.51pm London time.