1540: No time to dwell, though. The men's individual C1 pursuit final between Paralympic GB's Mark Lee Colbourne and China's Li Zhang Yu has begun. A straight head-to-head battle over 12 laps of the track...
1548: The complete spectrum of sporting emotion is on display in the Velodrome. Jason Cundy is a broken man following his disqualification, while Mark Lee Colbourne brings joy to the home crowd by clinching a gold medal. Will there be a more dramatic 10 minutes in the whole 2012 Paralympic Games?
1607: Tom, I'm ALWAYS in a good mood. Especially when the Aussies are on top. Or second. Ok, just as long as they're beating Britain I am sunshine and light.
1610: But enough of this pleasant rivalry. There are 40 gold medals to be had on Day Two and we've only just skimmed the surface. Sit back, get comfortable, put the kettle on, because there's a big night of Paralympic glory ahead.
1634: It's all drama down at the Velodrome. Remember that false start from GB's Jody Cundy earlier? It was mayhem. Four years of hard work blown away in a split second.
Well now U.S.A's Joseph Berenyi has also made a false start from the same starter. Hmmm...Nonetheless he's been given a second chance.
Men's Individual C3 Pursuit is underway...
1641: Selkie, you said it. U.S.A's Joseph Berenyi lost his right arm in a construction accident at work in 1994. Not to mention also severely breaking a leg and shattering a kneecap.
Oh, and NOW HE'S JUST WON GOLD!
1648: GB's Shaun Mckeown may have just won silver against the American, but there's no wiping the smile from his face.
"The crowd were absolutely phenomenal. Without them I couldn't have done what I've done today."
1702: Geez Louise it's all kicking off at the Velodrome and it's only 5pm.
It's not all about cycling though. Oh no. Day Two is a big one on the athletics track...
1704: A night on the track
Events to look out for:
20:00: Women’s 100m – T34
20:08: Men’s 200m – T37
20:15: Women’s 200m – T35
One to watch will be South Africa’s Fanie van der Merwe in the Men’s event. He’ll be out to defend his title after already winning gold in the 100m and 200m in Beijing in 2008.
Bit of backround for you: Van der Merwe suffers from cerebral palsy and is a World record holder in these T37 sprint events.
Interesting fact: His brother Chris is a professional rollerblader and was placed sixth in this year’s Asian X-Games. The brothers also run a non-profit sports organisation – ‘Inspired 2 Become – for youngsters with disabilities.
What a guy.
1722: NEWS FLASH: The wrong medals were given out at today’s Women’s Discus – F35/36. I know. What?! It seems the wrong data was recorded. Bit of background for you: these events are determined on a points scoring system, rather than distance. A technical error means the new medals will be handed out tomorrow morning.
Which means the ACTUAL winners are:
Gold: China’s Qing Wu
Silver: Ukraine’s Maria Pomazan
Bronze: Australia’s Katherine Proudfoot.
1736: Back to the action and it's another busy night in the pool, with 15 gold medals to dish out tonight.
The Men's 400m Freestyle S8 are underway with GB brothers Oli and Sam Hynd both fighting it out. Watch this space...
1746: Clearly a little disappointed, but Sam Hynd is still happy with his bronze, saying:
"We had a fantastic race. You can tell the crowd enjoyed it and we certainly enjoyed it too."
1804: Second night in the pool for U.S.A's Jessica Long and another gold medal - this time in the Women's 400m Freestyle S8. That's her NINTH Paralympic gold. What a champ.
1807: Bit of background on Jessica: Originally born in Russia, at 13-months-old she was adopted by an American family. But due to a congenital condition she was forced to have both legs amputated.
At 20-years-old she's now something of a Paralympic veteran.
1837: Canada’s Summer Mortimer wins the 50m Freestyle – S10 in world record time. It’s shaping up to be an impressive first Paralympics for the 17-year-old after already taking a silver in the 200m Individual Medley.
Before taking up swimming, Mortimer had been a competitive trampoliner. But a tragic accident in 2009 put her out of action. Mortimer had been practicing her trampolining when, after mis-jumping 20ft in the air, she landed on concrete.
The accident shattered most of the bones in her left foot and two in her right. The teen would spend the next six months in a wheelchair and 18 months after that on crutches. Though she can now walk, she describes the pain as agonizing.
Like many Paralympic athletes recovering from accidents, Summer took up swimming as way to build up her muscle strength.
The move seems to have paid off. And afterall, she is named after former American swimming star Summer Sanders.
1850: An interesting point from Jazz. What do you think? Should the Paralympics and Olympics be merged?
1855: But Day Two is not over yet. Not by a long shot. We've still got seven swimming finals to get through. So get comfy people.
And the medals so far:
China: 12 gold, 28 in total
Australia: 7 gold, 16 in total
Ukraine: 4 gold, 14 in total
1915: Earlier we saw GB’s big hopes of a gold and silver in the pool upset when China’s Yinan Wang took top spot in the Men’s 400m Freestyle – S8, ahead of brothers Ollie and Sam Hynd.
CNN’s Duarte Mendonca gives us an insight into the lives of the talented Hynd brothers:
“Just a 3 year gap separate Hynd brothers, Oliver, 17, and Sam, 21, from each other…But today, after their Men's 400m Freestyle – S8, 5.82seconds became another number to come between them.
That time made the difference between silver and bronze for Ollie and Sam respectively. The young British brothers, made their parents proud in one of those rare occasions where siblings competing in the same event are both able to take to the podium.
The young men suffer from neuromuscular myopathy - a degenerative condition that severely weakens their legs. Unable to compete in land sports, their mother originally took them to the pool as a way to build up muscle strength.
On Day Two of the London 2012 Paralympics, it will be without a doubt celebration time at the Hynd’s house, but for now, let them enjoy their own party at the Aquatic Center."
1927: From CNN’s Duarte Mendonca:
“Amazing! That’s one of many words that would describe Lt. Brad Snyder’s gold performance at the Aquatics Centre.
The United State’s Former Navy Lt, was behind enemy lines a year ago before an explosion took his sight.
And so, after tragic events in Afghanistan, he’s now in London collecting top prize for the Men's 100m Freestyle - S11. If that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is…”