Thanks Emma. Another avalanche of medals coming up tonight on track and field. The last of the cycling time trials is close to wrapping up. Australia’s Carol Cooke in bronze medal position there.
Hossain Rassouli, one of the two Paralympic athletes evacuated from Afghanistan in an emergency operation last week, has been able to take part in competition at Tokyo’s flagship Olympic Stadium.
The 26-year-old, who is primarily a sprinter, competed in the T47 long jump on Tuesday morning. He finished in last place, but recorded a personal best distance of 4m 46 as he took the applause of the competing athletes and delegates.
If Rassouli gave the appearance of being discombobulated, bewildered by the experience, then it was understandable. He flew into the country on Saturday night with his team mate Zakia Khudadadi after having been smuggled out of Kabul in dramatic circumstances.
In an international operation that included efforts on the part of ParalympicsGB, Rassouli and Khudadadi were able to enter Kabul airport thanks to the assistance of the Australian military who had a presence there.
Full story to come.
Hello and welcome to day seven of the Tokyo Paralympics. Tokyo is again hot and humid, and again there are a stack of medals to be won. Here are a few highlights coming our way, courtesy of my colleague Martin Belam.
All events are listed here in local Tokyo time. Add an hour for Sydney, subtract eight hours for Wolverhampton, 13 hours for New York and 16 hours for San Francisco.
If you only watch one thing: 8am and 1.30pm Road cycling – already done is the morning of time trial racing at the same F1 circuit that was used as the venue for the Olympics, where 12 gold medals awarded (more on that soon). A second session starts at 1.30pm, featuring another seven races.
- 9am Archery – a long day of competition in the Yumenoshima Final Field, with the final of the men’s individual compound coming at 1.35pm and the final of the women’s individual W1 contest at 8.42pm
- 9am Wheelchair basketball – the women’s competition reaches the knockout stage. A disappointed Australia squad have alrady beaten Algeria 71-32 in the 9th/10th place play-off, and then it is onto the quarter-finals. Canada are midway through their match against a misfiring US outfit, followed by unbeaten Germany v Spain. It’s then a tough ask for the British women. They qualified for the next stage despite winning only one of their pool matches, and Great Britain are up against an unbeaten China. The Netherlands against the hosts Japan completes the quartet, with matches running all through the day.
- 9.30am and 7pm Athletics – two sessions as usual, 24 medals to be one. From 7.52pm to 8.56pm there’s an incredible set of women’s finals, including three varieties of 100m, a 200m, a 400m and the T54 1500m
- 9.30 Shooting – another day at the Asaka Shooting Range features the women’s 10m pistol SH1 final at noon (Iran’s Sareh Javanmardi won gold), and the men’s 10m pistol SH1 final at 2.30pm
- 10am and 4.30pm Table tennis – if you like quarter-finals, have I got news for you. There’s 33 table tennis quarter-finals on Tuesday. Yes, I know 33 is a weirdly specific and uneven number, but I’ve counted three times. Thirty-three.
- 10.45am and 4pm Boccia – there’s almost a whole day’s worth of individual quarter-final contests in the boccia to, and then by 5.15pm we are at the semi-final stage
- 1.15pm Goalball – the men’s contest has reached – you guessed it – the quarter-final stage. The opening match sees the hosts Japan against China, then 2016 silver medallists the USA face Ukraine at 3pm, defending champions Lithuania take on Belgium at 5.45, and Rio bronze medallists Brazil will play Turkey at 7.30pm.
- 5pm Swimming – the evening session features 14 finals again today, and ends with the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay 49 points final