The 2012 Paralympics moves into the fifth day of action, after an impressive opening four days. Team GB won seven more gold medals on the day that saw a hugely successful outing for the hosts in rowing, track cycling, dressage, swimming and athletics, breaking world records in front of sell-out crowds. Britain's paralympians also took home six silver and a bronze on the day. The Republic of China lead the medal table with 35 golds, followed by Britain with 16 and Australia with 14.
Day 4 round-up:
The hosts got off to a winning start on the day at Eton Dorney, as David Smith, James Roe, Naomi Riches, Pam Relph and cox Lily van den Broecke won gold in the mixed coxed four. Meanwhile, the Velodrome witnessed an all-British gold medal contest in the sprint, which saw Anthony Kappes and Craig MacLean beating Neil Fachie and Barney Storey. 16-year-old swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate landed gold in the 200m freestyle and David Weir triumphed in the men's 5,000 metre T54 wheelchair race, while yet another gold was won in the team dressage event. Elsewhere, Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira of Brazil caused a massive upset by beating South African Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius to take gold in the men's 200m T44 finals.
Day 5 preview (all times BST):
Athletics: Beijing gold-medallist Weir will begin his title defence in the 1500m heats at 11:22 am, while fellow Brits Stephen Osbourne, Mickey Bushell, Dean Miller and Jade Jones will be in action at 7 pm.
Equestrian: Dressage rider Lee Pearson goes in the individual freestyle test at 2:45 pm looking to win his 11th Paralympic gold. Two gold medals are up for grabs at Greenwich Park from 9 am and all five British riders are involved.
Swimming: Ellie Simmonds will be back in the pool as she looks for her second gold of the games in the 200m individual medley (heat 9:47 am, final 5:39 pm). The 17-year-old will have compatriots Liz Jones and Natalie Jones for company. Meanwhile, Jonathan Fox and Matt Walker will be in action in the 100m freestyle (heats 10:05 am, final 5:48 pm). Sascha Kindred will look to win his fourth consecutive 200m individual medley title (heats 09:30 am, final 5:30 pm).
Archery: Beijing champion John Stubbs defends his men's individual compound title at Royal Artillery Barracks at 4 pm.
Wheelchair Basketball: Team GB men face Japan at 3:15 pm, while British women's team meet Canada at 1 pm.
Where to Watch Live:
You can follow all the action live on Channel 4, More 4 and on Channel4.com. BBC Radio 5Live and Radio 5Live Sports extra will provide radio commentary.
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