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
1206: The Men's 4x100m Swimming Relay heats are underway and the Aquatics Center is absolutely losing it. With swimmers from across the different classifications it's always an unpredictable race until the winner touches the wall...
1209: But Great Britain have sealed this one, followed by Russia and the U.S. The second round of heats are on in just a few moments, including powerhouses Australia and China.
Don't even think about moving.
1219: Boom. Australia take the second heat, followed by China and the Ukraine. Interestingly, it wasn't quite as fast as the GB boys in the first heat. Will we see a repeat of last night's edge-of-your-seat Women's relay? You'll just have to check back at 8.45pm to find out.
1246: China are in the running for a cool FOUR gold medals in the table tennis today. Just let someone else have a go would you? So far they've already won one - against Turkey in the Women's Team Class 6-10.
The scoreboard looked like this: 3-0
1616: I’ve got the Olympic cauldron to my right, the medal podium to my left and the finish line of the track smack bang in front of my eyes. One man who will hope to cross that line in first place before ascending the podium is Oscar Pistorius. The “Blade Runner” goes in the men’s 400m T44 final later this evening. I’m getting teary-eyed already.
1626: If, for some inexplicable reason, tonight’s athletics program isn’t floating your boat, there’s plenty of other sport to sink your teeth into. In the pool, British poster girl Ellie Simmonds and Victoria Arlen of the U.S. resume their rivalry in the women’s 100m freestyle S9 final. Australia’s men’s wheelchair basketball team go for gold against Canada, while China look to complete a clean sweep of Day 10’s table tennis gold medals in the remaining two finals. All in all, there’s something for everyone!
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.
2057: BLADE RUNNER WARNING: The men’s 400m T44 final is one hour away. Make sure you are parked in front of this blog at 2157 London time, because Oscar Pistorius is set to bring the athletics program to a close with a gold medal-winning dash.
0940: “At last
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh yeah yeah
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at you…”
0954: Oscar Pistorius:
“It was very, very special to me. It was the 11th time I came out on the track [this summer]. And I wanted to give the crowd something to remember.”
Mission accomplished then.
1306: A phenomenal end to London 2012 for the “Weirwolf.” He’s taken the marathon in 1 hour and 30 minutes, just one second ahead of Switzerland’s Marcel Hug and Australia’s Kurt Fearnley. There’ll be parties in London tonight, let me tell you.
1553: It pains me too, let me tell you. But I've always been a cup-half-full type of gal. And in just a few short hours the party of the year (can you have two in one year?) kicks off at the Paralympic Stadium...
1642: There is only one thing left to watch, so make sure you don’t miss it! At half-time in the 7-a-side football final, Russia and Ukraine are still deadlocked at 0-0. Hopefully there will be something to cheer in the second half…