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  1. GB second to China in T35-38 4x100m relay final
  2. GB win three dressage medals - Christiansen wins individual gold, Dunham individual silver, team gold
  3. Wheelchair tennis: GB's Reid & Hewett beaten in final by French pair, take silver medal
  4. Athletics: Whitehead wins T44 100m silver
  5. Swimming: Henshaw takes bronze in Women's 100m breaststroke SB6 final; Simmonds sixth
  6. Afternoon session: GB win one equestrian & three canoeing medals

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By Michael Emons and Nate Williams

All times stated are UK

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Another good day

Well, it was a golden morning for ParalympicsGB but the evening was lined with silver. 

Gordon Reid & Alfie Hewett lost the men's doubles final but the two friends will battle it out for gold tomorrow. 

And other honourable mentions go to Richard Whitehead and the team of Kadeena Cox, Maria Lyle, Georgina Hermitage and Sophie Hahn on the track. 

But ParalympicsGB will have many more chances to reach a golden half century tomorrow. 

Join us then on Sportsday from 08:00 BST. 


Great Britain win relay silver in the women's T35-38 4x100m relay

BBC Radio 5 live

Great Britain's successful silver medallists have been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live after their second place finish earlier this evening.

Kadeena Cox: "It felt great, I got out of the blocks the best I have in the whole competition and I just didn't want Maria to run away from me."

Maria Lyle: "Me and Kadeena, like a lot of the other girls, have worked hard on the changeover so I'm glad it went well. If it was safe that was good, we PB'd and you can't ask for more than that."

Sophie Hahn: "China put up a fantastic time, I wanted to catch them but there's always next year in London and we want to do better then."

Great Britain

Swimming - GB finish fourth

Women's 4x100m 34 points relay

A shaky start but there was too much water between Amy Marren and Alice Tai as the girls finish fourth behind China.

Australia top the podium with a monstrous effort, having smashed the world record by a few seconds, lowering it to 4:16.83. 

Steph Millward and Susie Rodgers, the slower of the four, covered the first half well and Amy Marren gets GB into contention for bronze at the 300m turn. 

But China fight back on the last length to knock GB off the podium. Unlucky. 


Women's 4x100m freestyle 34 points relay

Australia have a good lead at the front but Amy Marren is going strong in third at the halfway point. 

Can Susie Rodgers and Alice Tai bring home a medal? 

We hope you've enjoyed tonight's action? We certainly have. 

But don't go anywhere yet. 

ParalympicsGB could still win one more medal in the women's 4x100m relay in the pool. 

Steph Millward, Amy Marren, Susie Rodgers and Alice Tai are the chosen women. 

Watch this space. 

Friends become rivals

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

So, it was silver tonight for GB's Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett but tomorrow only one of them will secure gold in the singles final when they face one another.

But how is each player feeling ahead of that match-up having teamed up together and taken home silver in the men's doubles?

"It's incredible and to have an all-British final is the stuff of dreams," Wimbledon singles champion Reid tells BBC Radio 5 Live.

"We're not sharing a room or even in the same apartment and I don't think we'll be having breakfast together tomorrow, but there is a lot of respect between us." 

Alfie Hewett told me: "It'll be tough as we train together and know each other's games inside out and I'll speak with my psychologist as I can struggle against big players, but I'll have to treat him like a stranger."

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett

Brazil: Kings of the Paralympic pitches

Brazilians are known for being good with their feet, especially when a ball is placed in front of them. 

In fact, they're so good that some of them can play football without looking. 

Brazil have won three Paralympic titles in 5-a-side football, commonly known as blind football, and they can now go for their fourth title in a row after beating China in the semi finals. 

Superstar Jefinho scored both goals as he helped his side to a fourth consecutive Paralympic final. 

Football 5-a-side

Butterfield revels in golden moment


Club throw gold medallist Jo Butterfield has told BBC Sport's Jamie Broughton that the reaction to her Paralympic success has been phenomenal.

Butterfield was victorious on Sunday night at the Athletics Stadium, setting a new world record on the way.

"People everywhere, from every different walk of life are all getting on social media to say well done and congratulations," she said.

"I had a tweet from the cat at Downing Street. All gold medallists seem to have got one. It’s a bit weird, but kind of cool.”

Jo Butterfield
BBC Sport

Paralympic Swimming

Women's 4x100m freestyle - 34pts final

We still have the women's 4x100m free 34 pts final in the pool to come. 

The chosen women are... Stephanie Millward, Amy Marren, Susannah Rodgers and Alice Tai.

Can they make it a golden ending to another fantastic night for ParalympicsGB?

Paralympic Athletics

Great Britain win relay silver in the women's 4x100m relay

Now you can watch the latest of Great Britain's medals - a silver in the 4x100m relay.

Rio 2016 Paralympics: ParalympicsGB secure silver in 4x100m relay

Think you could be a Paralympian?


Nathan Stephens, a former Paralympics javelin thrower, talks about his Sport Wales role trying to unearth the nation's disability sports stars of the future....    

'It's my mission to get as many people to the Paralympic Games as possible'

If you want to find out more about disability sport click here - or find inclusive options on our full list of guides.

World record - Synder (USA)

Swimming: Men's 100m freestyle S11

Another world record in the pool, this one coming from America's Bradley Snyder in the men's 100m freestyle S11 heats.

He wins his race in 56.15 seconds. Well done, sir.

Proud parents

Paralympic athletics: Whitehead wins silver in 100m T42

Richard Whitehead's parents have been proud spectators at Rio as their son has won gold and silver medals at the 200m T42 and 100m T42 respectively.

Mum Geraldine told BBC Radio 5 live: "It's the furthest I've been in an aeroplane. We've not done anything like this before but we thought it was important to support him. 

"For a fortnight we've been stressing and worrying about different things but it's been well worth it. We've had a good cry."

Dad John added: "It's been amazing to see him achieve certain things people say he can't."

Richard Whitehead

Wheelchair Tennis

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett win silver

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

Managed a quick look at the Paralympic medals ahead of presentation. I doubt the smiles of Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett will quite match those of the Rio 2016 mascots after finishing with silver, mind...

They are young though - Reid, 24 and Hewett, 18 - so both are likely to be back battling for honours together in Tokyo in four years time.

Tom mascots
BBC Sport

'Silver no mean feat'

Women's 4x100m Relay - T35-38 Final

Allison Curbishley

BBC athletics expert on Radio 5 live

That was slick from China. They came here and meant business. Our girls were always trailing in their wake.

But it's a great silver medal. I do hope they are chuffed. To be beaten by a world record is no mean feat.

Silver medal - Great Britain (Cox, Lyle, Hermitage, Hahn)

Women's T35-38 4x100m relay

Rio 2016 Paralympics: ParalympicsGB secure silver in 4x100m relay

Gold number 50 won't come on the track as China pull away for the gold. 

It was a good start on the first two changeovers from the Chinese to get away from Kadeena Cox and Maria Lyle, but a phenomenal run on the bend from Georgina Hermitage pulled Sophie Hahn level with their rivals on the final leg. 

Hahn pumps her arms but she's not got enough track left as China stumble over the line with Hahn close behind. 

Good effort though as China set a new world record of 50.81 seconds with GB stopping at 51.07.

Paralympic Athletics

Next up is the women's 4x100m T35-38 relay.

Kadeena Cox to Maria Lyle to Georgie Hermitage to Sophie Hahn. Will it be a medal-winning quartet?

Line-up for the T35-38 4x100m relay (23:31 BST): @kad_c ➡️ @Lyle_Maria ➡️ @Georgie400m ➡️ @SophieHahnT38 #Rio2016
Line-up for the T35-38 4x100m relay (23:31 BST): @kad_c ➡️ @Lyle_Maria ➡️ @Georgie400m ➡️ @SophieHahnT38 #Rio2016
Line-up for the T35-38 4x100m relay (23:31 BST): @kad_c ➡️ @Lyle_Maria ➡️ @Georgie400m ➡️ @SophieHahnT38 #Rio2016
Line-up for the T35-38 4x100m relay (23:31 BST): @kad_c ➡️ @Lyle_Maria ➡️ @Georgie400m ➡️ @SophieHahnT38 #Rio2016

Line-up for the T35-38 4x100m relay (23:31 BST): @kad_c ➡️ @Lyle_Maria ➡️ @Georgie400m ➡️ @SophieHahnT38 #Rio2016

World record - China

Women's T53-54 4x400m relay

They've absolutely obliterated the world record. 

China are well clear of the field and stop the clock at 3:32.12. Impressive team work from the Chinese. 

And gold number four wasn't to be for USA's Tatyana McFadden as her team mates leave her with too much work to do. 

The Americans take silver though and they won't be joined on the podium as the only teams left, Australia and Turkey are both disqualified for lane infringements. 

Zou Lihong of China

Joy for Spain; pain for GB

Wheelchair basketball

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

There are contrasting fortunes in the interview area which the two sets of players go through after their matches.

The Great Britain players are bitterly disappointed after losing the semi-final but the Spanish team, who have reached a first Paralympic final and secured a first-ever medal, celebrate wildly.

"They came out firing and their big guys caused us all sorts of problems and then once they got inside they got the two points," said GB's Ian Sagar.

"Tonight just wasn't our night and it's soul destroying. But we are determined not to go home empty-handed."

Spanish celebrations
BBC Sport

Wheelchair Tennis

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett win silver in the men's doubles

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

Not to be for GB's Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett, as the pair go down 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 to French pair Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer.

They battled hard in the second set to come back into contention but ultimately they couldn't match that intensity in the decider and it's France left celebrating.

Silver is still an impressive result for the GB pair and there is some consolation ... tomorrow night one of them will secure a gold medal as Hewett and Reid face-off in the singles final.

Nick Hope

Remember this wonder woman?

American Tatyana McFadden has already won a gold medal tonight in the 5,000m to complete a golden hat trick in Rio. 

She goes for her fourth as a team member next in the women's T53-54 4x400m relay. 

And she's not finished yet. She'll go for two more medals and that finishes on Sunday with the marathon. 

Tatyana McFadden

Paralympic Athletics

Women's 4x100m T35-38 final (23:31 BST)

Before the Paralympics started, Great Britain's Para-cycling and Para-athletics world champion Kadeena Cox spoke to BBC disability news correspondent Nikki Fox about her ambitions for the Paralympic Games in Rio.

It is fair to say Cox has had a Paralympics she will never forget with two gold medals - one on the track and one in the velodrome - with a further bronze in athletics.

Cox is part of a British quartet aiming for athletics relay gold as her, Georgie Hermitage, Sophie Hahn and Olivia Breen go in the women's 4x100m t35-38 final.

Kadeena Cox Raps Fresh Prince & talks Rio in Nikki Fox's Car Share

Time for home

Wheelchair tennis: Men's doubles final

Gigi Salmon

BBC Radio 5 live commentator in Rio

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid have to get the medal ceremony over and get home because tomorrow they will be fighting it out for the gold medal in the singles.

Silver medal - Great Britain

Wheelchair tennis

It is silver for the British men's pairing of Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett in the wheelchair tennis men's doubles.

French duo Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer take the gold with a 6-2 4-6 6-1 win.

At least Reid and Hewett have the knowledge that one of them will be winning a gold medal tomorrow, as team-mates become enemies (only briefly) as they play each other for the singles gold medal.

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett

While we wait for the swimming to resume, here's a quick reminder of how the classification system works. 

Remember - the lower the number, the higher the impairment. 


At the pool, the wait goes on

Paralympic swimming

Kate Grey

Two-time Paralympian

We have a delay in the swimming because of a mysterious object in the pool.

I have spoken to every official possible and they don't know what it is so they have put everything on hold.

Paralympic Table Tennis

GB lose classes 6-8 team semi-final

Aaron McKibbin was part of the British table tennis team that lost 2-0 in their semi-final against Ukraine, ending the hopes of a British gold. But he is staying positive.

Sorry to say we lost our semi final today,was a really close match,we go again tomorrow for the bronze against China, we can do this! #Fight

Gold medal - Paeyo Pongsakorn (THA)

Men's T53 800m

This 19-year-old is one for the future. Gold already in the 400m and he takes another in the 800m. 

Pongsakorn was stuck in the middle of the pack on the first lap but saved his energy to open up on the home straight to win it by a chair length as he blasts past France's Pierre Fairbank. 

Canada's Brent Lakatos led from the front for the first lap but he couldn't hold off the challengers from behind. 

His wife, Britain's Stef Reid, will be ecstatic with the way he fought back as he just catches up with the leaders to add a bronze to his 100m gold and 400m silver. 

Wheelchair Fencing

Chris Slegg

BBC London sports journalist in Rio

Piers Gilliver

Here's Piers Gilliver proudly showing off the epee fencing silver medal he won on Tuesday.

He turns 22 on Saturday - he wasn't even born the last time Britain won a Paralympic fencing medal.

He says he was overwhelmed by the way the Brazilian crowd got behind him when he was competing.

A golden Games

MAKING HISTORY 💪🇬🇧 5 medals - 6 events for the Paracanoe Incredible. Inspirational. #Supercharged #Paralympics

MAKING HISTORY 💪🇬🇧 5 medals - 6 events for the Paracanoe Incredible. Inspirational. #Supercharged #Paralympics

'I didn't know I'd got the gold'

Canoeing: Chippington wins the K1 200m title

Here are some more quotes from gold medal-winning canoeist Jeanette Chippington, who won gold earlier on today.

She told BBC Sport: "I have to pinch myself. Give me a couple of years and it will probably sink in. I don't often say this but I'm really proud of myself.

"I didn't know I'd got the gold. The German girl crossed the line and screamed and the cameras were on here. It wasn't until I got to boat control they said I had got the gold." 

Jeanette Chippington

'People thought he was crazy'

How did the Paralympics start?

The Paralympics have changed many lives and I'm sure have been a motivation to most of you reading this. 

But how did it all start? 

Dr. Ludwig Guttman said he "dreamed of a world where people with disabilities could compete", when he was treating injured servicemen at Stoke Mandeville hospital in 1948. 

Since then, a small archery tournament has transformed into a global showpiece and Radio 5 live spoke to the daughter of the Paralympics pioneer. 

The daughter of Sir Ludwig Guttmann explains why her father founded the Paralympics.

GB men lose in semi-finals

Wheelchair basketball - men's semi-final

Bitter disappointment for the GB men's wheelchair basketball team as they lose 69-63 to Spain in the semi-finals.

Their heads drop as the Spanish start celebrating a historic win.

GB struggled with their shooting throughout and will now face either USA or Turkey for bronze on Friday.

Inspiring others

Paralympic athletics: Whitehead wins silver in men's 100m T42

Richard Whitehead

'I hope I've inspired others' Richard Whitehead on winning a gold and silver medal at #Rio2016

Unidentified floating object

BREAKING object in #Rio pool delays racing... #notashark @bbc5live @5liveSport @BBCSport @bbcsportsworld

BREAKING object in #Rio pool delays racing... #notashark @bbc5live @5liveSport @BBCSport @bbcsportsworld

Wheelchair Basketball

Kyle Marsh hits massive three pointer as GB trail in the semi final against Spain by five points with one minute left. 

This is tense. 


Wheelchair Tennis: Men's doubles gold medal match

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett level the match at one set all, recovering from their first set loss of 2-6 by taking the second 6-4.

'Team Reid' fans rise to their feet to salute their hero. It's been a brilliant comeback and at the moment there seems little French pair Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer can do to stop the GB duo.

Can Reid and Hewett maintain this pressure and claim GB's first-ever Paralympic doubles gold?

But it is bad news at the start of the deciding set as France come up with an early break of serve.

Paralympics GB fans
BBC Sport

World record - Raoua Tlili (TUN)

F41 women's discus throw

A massive throw in the discus means Tunisia's Raoua Tlili takes gold with a new world record of 33.38m 

That's 10m in front of Britain's Holly Neill, who finishes in eighth with a throw of 23.13m 

But Ireland will be happy at least. 

Their woman Niamh McCarthy will fly home from Rio with a silver as her throw of 26.67m gets second spot on the podium. 

Paralympic Table Tennis

GB lose classes 6-8 team semi final

A British team consisting of Rio gold medallist Will Bayley, Aaron McKibbin and Ross Wilson have lost their semi-final 2-0 to Ukraine. 

Wilson and McKibbin lost the doubles in four sets before Bayley was beaten in the singles in straight sets. 

But the result means they can still win a medal because they will play for bronze in their next game. 

Bayley said: “We’ve just got to go again and try and win tomorrow. We’ll come back fighting and we’re looking forward to it.”

Table Tennis

Watch Whitehead win silver

Paralympic Athletics

We've been talking about it, and now you can watch it.

Great Britain's Richard Whitehead looked to have no hope of a medal as he was down in seventh halfway through the men's 100m T42 final. But a storming finish sees him end in joint-second place.

It is some performance from the Brit, and well worth a watch. 

Rio 2016 Paralympics: Richard Whitehead claims dramatic dead-heat silver