The final race at the Aquatics Centre was always going to be a nail-biter with so many great countries taking to the pool: Spain, Ukraine, Australia, Great Britain, Russia, China, the United States and Brazil. It was hard to make a winning pick. Great Britain had qualified fastest for the men's 4x100m 34 point medley relay in a time of four minutes and 22.79 seconds. But would a time like that in final be enough to take gold for the host nation?
When it came down to the race, Australia stormed ahead at the first turn. Brazil's Daniel Dias was pushing forward but it was Justin Zook of the U.S. who took the lead.
Matthew Cowdrey of Australia brought his country back to the front on the breaststroke leg. But China caught up at the turn with Furong Lin in front. Next it was Russia's turn to move into the lead just before the butterfly leg. Great Britain's Sean Fraser tried to bring his country back into contention but it was too late.
With 100m to go, Russia remained in the lead but Ukraine and China were still in the mix. But soon Ukraine fell away slightly and it was Russia and China who were splitting hairs.
In an edge-of-your-seat final five meters, Yinan Wang of China made a last ditch effort going hard and making up amazing ground against Russia's Denis Tarasov. China hit the wall four 100ths of a second ahead of Russia to taking the gold.
And if that wasn't enough -- China ended the Aquatics Centre action by setting a new world record of four minutes and 9.04 seconds.
It was the final Paralympic event in the Olympic Stadium and the one everyone had been waiting for -- the men’s 400m T44 final.
After a shock defeat to Brazil’s Alan Oliveira over 200m and a fourth-place finish in the 100m final, could Oscar Pistorius restore his status as Paralympic sprint king?
The answer was an emphatic YES. The South African smashed the Paralympic record, completing his lap in 46.68 seconds.
Meters behind Pistorius in second was Blake Leeper of the United States, with his compatriot David Prince taking the bronze medal.
I give you my Paralympian of the Day. It may not be an athlete, but my word the Olympic Stadium has had a stunning Paralympic Games. It has played host to some historic sporting moments and for that we will be eternally grateful. Thanks old girl, you’ve been sensational.
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