That’s enough from me. Cycling medals start in about 40 minutes, and there’s plenty more coming as well. Emma Kemp will travel with you for the next wee while. Away with you.
Paul MacInnes is the Guardian’s reporter at the velodrome.
“What we are seeing is some incredible cycling here in Izu. Emily Petricola just became the fifth female rider in four classifications to set a world record today. The 41-year-old, who has multiple sclerosis, took a whole six seconds off her own record that she set just last year. Five records in a morning is not normal: I asked Paige Greco and she confirmed it. The question all us Brits are asking is: will Sarah Storey be next?”
Good indistinct time greeting to you all. We are, as Whoopi Goldberg may once have said, back in the habit.*
* The line does not appear in the film Sister Act II: Back in the Habit, but is solely a wordplay-based tagline to add to the film’s title.
The habit of liveblogging many sports at once, that is. The Olympics have settled into the recent past, a euphoric afterglow, but now we can have a euphoric present-glow of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, to be held in 2021 by numerical agreement.
What is on today? Plenty. Track cycling, swimming, basketball, fencing, table tennis, goalball, rugby… details on the way.