1544: Race two has begun, Fachie and Storey need a win to keep their gold medal dreams alive.
1617: Excited? Mate, I am practically jumping out of my seat. Yesterday was SUPERHUMAN SATURDAY, with world records dropping like flies and 49 gold medals handed out.
That is nothing. Today there are 60 gold medals begging to be grabbed, with a man you might have heard of taking to the track in the 200m –T44....
2113: Just five minutes or so until South African 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius takes to the track for the 200m - T44 final. He already set a new world record in the heats last night. Will he smash it again?
Don't go anywhere. Don't even think about it. It's all about to happen at the Paralympic Stadium.
2129: Hello what's this? American Bradley Snyder has just swum the 100m Backstroke - S11 ON HIS OWN.
In one of the oddest stories of these Games, the blind swimmer knocked arms with the competitor in the lane next to him. Thinking it was his tapper (the blokes at the end of the pool who lightly tap the swimmers before they hit the wall), Snyder turned early.
He was given the option of swimming the race again. Which he did. On his own. In an Olympic pool with thousands cheering him on.
Had it been the real race, he would have finished fifth, Either way, this one gets my vote for best story of the day. Absolutely love it.
2204: An update from the IPC:
"All the blades are measured and Oliveira's passed the test. As far as we are concerned there has been no infringement on the rules."
2210: South African ‘Blade Runner’ loses to Brazil’s Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira in the 200m – T44 final.
CNN’s Duarte Mendonca with the latest:
“This will certainly be the big story of Day Four, if not the entire Games. Oscar Pistorius, the favorite to win the Men's 200m - T44, came second to Brazil’s Alan Oliveira.
After such a magnificent display the day before, this comes as a big shock, but the South African seemed to have an explanation for his defeat.
He claims his opponent’s blades are 4 inches higher than his, giving the Brazilian an advantage on speed.
As the starting gun went off, the “Blade Runner” soon took the lead and – like me – many assumed it was a done deal. That's until Alan came out from nowhere to take the gold, right under Oscar’s nose.
American Blake Leeper finished third.
Oscar still has his Men’s 400m – T44 to claim the highest prize, however, we can expect the attention to be slightly shifted to the controversial comments that followed this epic race and also to the Brazilian. Is this the birth of a new star? Only time will tell…”
1225: Living legend. The term gets bandied around far too much for my liking. But there's just no other way to describe Dutch Wheelchair Tennis superstar Esther Vergeer.
She's just won her 467th consecutive match against Germany's Katharina Kruger 6-0, 6-0.
I repeat, 467th CONSECUTIVE MATCH. That takes her through to the quarter finals.
1231: Over at the Men's 7-a-side Football and GB is getting an absoluetly flogging from Ukraine 7-1, now in extra time. That's a preliminary round game.
1235: And that'll do it. GB has just been knocked out by Ukraine in the Men's 7-a-side Football. They'll next face Brazil on September 5.
1247: Jody Cundy update for you. Cast your mind back to Friday and this was the British cyclist who unleashed a slew of four-letter words after being disqualified in the 1km time trail - C4/5.
Cundy said there was a problem with the starting gate. The judges wouldn’t have a bar of it.
Here’s what he had to say today:
“At that time there was a very limited vocabulary going through my head and most of it started with an 'f'.
It was a pressure cooker but I'm really ashamed of what I did. I still can't find the words to describe it. I spent four years training for that race. That was my title and I was denied the chance to even defend it."
1303: Bit of background for you on Natasha. She was first popped on a horse at just six-months-old – not surprising given she grew up on a farm.
But at 14-months-old she also contracted transverse myelitis - a virus that destroys nerve cell fibres in the spine. With little power in her legs, Natasha devised a unique way of communicating with her horses…
"I have retrained them to do everything from my voice. In my tests, I literally have to whisper."
A real life horse whisperer then.
1943: A teary-eyed Mickey Bushell just turned Beijing silver in London gold, a truly emotional moment for the 22-year-old as the whole stadium rises in raucous approval. I’m not sure how many more unforgettable Paralympic moments my memory can store.
2039: Excitement in the Aquatics Centre with the 4x100m freestyle relay – 34 points under way. It’s a fascinating watch, with swimmers of differing degrees of impairment racing side-by-side.
1128: No wonder she's dancing the Samba. Brazil's Guilhermina Terezinha sets a new Paralympic record in the Women's 100m - T11 heats. That's for totally blind runners and I've got to admit it's pretty incredible to see them running attached to their guides.
1204: Excellent point from Jim. Blind football. What? Standard football rules apply, except these guys wear blacked-out masks while they battle it out over a special ball with a bell inside.
So all you need is sharp hearing and a MENTAL IMPRINT OF THE PITCH. Easy, right?