Richard Whitehead

Team GB surpassed their pre-Games target of 103 medals on the eighth day, exceeding all expectations and also breaking the gold tally set four years ago in Beijing. There was a deluge of medals in the evening's athletics events, with three incredible races all scoring golds for the hosts. Six golds were won on the day, taking Team GB to second place on the table yet again. Britain and Russia both have 31 gold, while China lead the table with 70.

Day 8 Round-up:

Hannah Cockroft triumphed in the 200m, while David Weir won a thrilling 800m to clinch his third gold of the Games. Teenager Jonnie Peacock ran the fastest 100m in Paralympic history and Sarah Storey won the cycling road race to earn her an 11th Paralympic gold. Josef Craig, 15, also took gold - in the 400m freestyle - after sailor Helena Lucas won the day's first gold in the 2.4mR class.

Day 9 Preview:

Athletics: Richard Whitehead, who triumphed in the 200m, will look for his second gold in the 100m (T42) at 9.24 pm. Sophia Warner will be a favourite, heading into her 100m event (T35) at 7.33 pm, as is Micky Bushell in his 200m (T53) at 8.31 pm. Scott Moorhouse will make his paralympic debut in javelin (F42) at 11.33 am and Shelly Woods (T54) will be in action in the 1500m at 9.08 pm.

Swimming: Six-time Paralympic champion Sascha Kindred will look to win his first London 2012 gold in the 50m butterfly (S6) at 6.23 pm. Meanwhile, 49 year old Scot Jim 'The Swim' Anderson, will compete in the 50m freestyle (S2) at 6.51 pm.

Cycling: Rachel Morris and Karen Darke go in the women's Individual H1-3 road race at 10.30 am, while former F1 driver Alex Zanardi of Italy will look for his second in the men's Individual H4 road race at 4.30 pm.

Wheelchair Fencing: Team GB women take on Hong Kong in their opening match at 11 am, at the ExCeL centre, with the finals scheduled for later in the day.

Wheelchair Rugby: Great Britain face Japan at 3 pm in their final group match, looking for a semi final spot.

Wheelchair Tennis: 31 year old Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands, who is on a winning streak of 469 matches that stretches back to January 2003, will look for her fourth paralympic singles title, when she faces compatriot Aniek van Koot at noon.

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.

This article was updated November 30, -0001 00:00 AM
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