1633: Susan, I can tell you the meadow is green and sun kissed. The weather is absolutely perfect in London today. It’s going to be a scorcher of a night, I can feel it in my bones.
1702: It’s another busy day down at Brands Hatch in the road cycling events. Canada took this morning’s women’s individual B road race through Robbi Weldon, while there was joy for the massed ranks of British support as David Stone took the men’s T1-2 road race. We’re still waiting for two races to finish, so stay tuned folks.
1707: And, just as I hit send on that last post, Italy’s Ivano Pizzi and his pilot Lucca Pizzi (any relation?) have pedalled their way to gold in the men’s individual B road race. Forza Italia!
17:11: We've been talking about how glorious the weather in London is today. But the women's doubles final in the wheelchair tennis has just been halted after a line judge collapsed.
With increased temperatures in the British capital, my guess would be the line judge is suffering from dehydration or something similar. More details as we get them.
1730: The wheelchair tennis medal podium has been awash with Dutch orange, a theme which looks set to continue. After an all-Netherlands women’s singles final, clinched by peerless win-monger Esther Vergeer, we have a two Dutch pairs in the women’s doubles final.
Naturally Vergeer features, alongside Marjolein Buis. The duo are one set up against world No. 2 and singles silver medalist Aniek van Koot and Jisko Griffioen.
1753: Across the Olympic Park in the Aquatics Centre, the noise has risen to ear splitting levels as Ellie Simmonds appears to greet her adoring public and take to the starting block for the women’s 100m freestyle S6 final.
Simmonds broke the world record in the heats this morning, only to see U.S. rival Victoria Arlen break it again almost immediately. Safe to say this race will be quick.
1811: About half a mile to my right, the final of the blind five-a-side football has just come to an end. The brilliant Brazilians, who have been hailed for their style throughout the tournament, defeated France 2-0 to clinch gold.
In the bronze medal tie, Spain beat Argentina on penalties.
1821: With just under 40 minutes until the night's athletics kicks off, spectators are filing into the stadium in anticipation. The big screens are showing some of the great moments of the Paralympic Games over the last 10 days while "Read All About It" by Professor Green featuring Emeli Sande is played across the venue.
I can't believe this is the penultimate day. Truly amazing to be here seeing people from all nations dressed to the nines with flags painted on their cheeks and adorned with their national colors.
Bringing people, young and old, together and sharing these brilliant moments -- this is what these Games are about. Showing triumph through adversity and spectacular sports. Bring on the action!
@KRoseOsborn: You are not wrong there. China have dominated the medal table.
For those who'd like an update, I know I do, here you are:
1. China: G -- 87, S -- 67, B -- 61, Total: 215
2. Russia: G: 34, S -- 36, B -- 26, Total: 96
3. Great Britain: G -- 33, S -- 42, B -- 43, Total: 118
4. Ukraine: G -- 31, S -- 21, B -- 27, Total: 79
5. Australia: G -- 30, S -- 20, B -- 27, Total: 77
1900: “The Beast” is in the blocks, Tatyana McFadden is going for a fourth Games gold medal in the women’s 100m T54 final.
Will the fourth be with her tonight? I’ll get my coat…
1910: Alex Zanardi’s bid for a second gold medal has come up short in the final cycling race of the Games.
The former F1 driver, who lost his legs following a CART racing crash 12 years ago, was part of the Italian team which finished second behind the U.S. in the men’s H1-4 team relay.
Regardless, Zanardi will be remembered as one of the stars of London 2012.
@SonaliShah: It is amazing being in here. The flashes of cameras in the crowd sparkle as the athletes compete. Truly electric atmosphere in the arena for the last night of competition in the Olympic Stadium.
1923: A tension-packed men’s 100m T37 final. First, a slight problem with the starting equipment, followed by the disqualification of 200m bronze medalist Omar Monterola for a false start.
As if things weren’t fraught enough, the start was once again pushed back as women’s 100m T36 champion Elena Ivanova indulged in a leisurely lap of honor.
South Africa's Fanie van der Merwe eventually took gold by literally throwing himself over the line. An astonishing dive which saw him edge Liang Yongbin of China by the narrowest of margins.
We’ve only been going half an hour and I’m already out of breath. Wow.
1934: Brazil’s Daniel Dias is a very greedy man. Not content with a quartet of gold medals, the samba swimming superstar has taken the men’s 100m freestyle S5 crown.
He really should let someone else have a turn at the top of the podium…
1939: It’s worth mentioning the gold medal guzzler that is Daniel Dias could win a sixth gold in the men’s 4 x 100m medley relay. Brazil did qualify for the final with the slowest time, though.
Getting a little emotional as I watch the women's 100m T36 victory ceremony... South Korea's Jeon Min Jae looked beautiful. Taking her silver medal she was overcome with emotion.
1959: U.S. athlete Tatyana McFadden was out on the track a little earlier this evening winning bronze in the women's 100m T54 final.
Speaking afterwards she said: "I'm pleased, I'm happy. The 100m is always tough. In Beijing (2008 Paralympic Games) I came sixth and in London I have three gold medals (in other events). I've had a good week."
But "The Beast" won't have time to rest on her laurels as she's back competing tomorrow in the marathon. While some might feel the pressure, she is just looking to have a good time.
"I have to stay relaxed and stay loose. I will focus and reload. I'm excited to race and it will be fun."
2010: How do you stop “The Bullet”? Answer? You can’t. Yunidis Castillo is the undisputed queen of T46 sprinting.
The Cuban had already sealed 100m and 200m glory, but she was far from finished.
Castillo has just blown her opponents out of the water in the 400m final, setting a new world record of 55.72 seconds.
All hail the queen.
2013: Leaving the Olympic Stadium for a few moments as we check in with the men's wheelchair basketball over at the North Greenwich Arena.
It's neck-and-neck in the third quarter of the bronze medal match between the United States and Great Britain.
The U.S. have dominated so far but GB clawed their way back with 13 points in the third. The score heading into the final quarter is United States lead 39-33.
2017: Tears in the eyes of 100m T37 champion Fanie van der Merwe as the South African national anthem booms out around this jam-packed venue.
I’m not sure whether the tears are due to emotion or pain, I wouldn’t be surprised if he picked up a nasty graze performing that gold medal-winning dive.
2029: A stream of wheelchair racers have just passed before my eyes. That can mean only one thing, its relay time.
Australia, China (of course), South Korea and Thailand go in the men’s 4x400m T53/54 final.
I don’t know about you, but I have fallen in love with wheelchair racing during these Games.
This will be epic.
2037: And that's time on the men's wheelchair basketball bronze medal match.
The USA team stormed to victory in the final quarter scoring an impressive 22 points, double the amount scored in any of the earlier quarters. It was a great night for U.S. athlete Steven Serio who amassed a stunning 20 points for his team.
Final score: USA 61- 46 Great Britain
Next up in the North Greenwich Arena, Australia vs. Canada in the gold medal match at 21:15 London time.
Up next in the Aquatics Centre is the final swimming race of the London Paralympic Games -- the men's 4x100m medley relay 34 points.
2047: The Chinese T53/54 wheelchair relay quartet have just absolutely carved up the Olympic Stadium track.
Predictably they took gold, setting a new world record in the process -- just as they did four years ago on home soil.