The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has arrived.
Despite a year-long delay due to the Covid pandemic, the 16th summer Paralympics began with fireworks at the opening ceremony in Japan.
Tokyo is no stranger to hosting big events, having recently held the Olympic Games and previously been the setting for the 1964 Paralympics.
Back then 378 athletes competed across 9 different sports and it is a measure of progress to see 4,350 athletes, 22 sports and 539 events at the 2021 instalment.
Here’s your guide to Day 5 of the Paralympics on 29 August 2021, British medal hopefuls going for gold in Tokyo - and how to watch it all live on TV or online.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics - Day 5 British medal hopefuls
Day 5 in Tokyo looks to be promising for teamGB, following on from another day of Gold medallists yesterday as couple Neil and Lora Fachie each won a cycling gold.
Today, all eyes will be on the women’s 100m as World record holder Hannah Cockroft attempts to defend her Rio 216 title. However, in doing so she will need to beat her team mate and former world record holder Kare Adenegan who won silver back in 2016 aged just 16.
Elsewhere, Judo could provide teamGB with more gold medallists, as World No 1 Chris Skelley, looks to add an Olympic medal to his cabinet as he competes in the men -100kg finals.
Skelley’s GB team-mate Elliot Stewart is also under pressure to bring home a medal, given he currently ranks fifth in the world and is a European bronze medallist. He aims to follow in the footsteps of his father Dennis who won a Paralympic bronze in 1988.
Another key teamGB member is quadruple amputee Ellie Challis, as she competes in her first Paralympics aged just 17. The young hopeful has already won a world bronze medal in this event and is the only elite British female in her class and the only Briton, male or female, in the S1-S4 categories.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics - Day 4 schedule
Athletes will compete across wheelchair Rugby, wheelchair Tennis, swimming, Track & Field, rowing, archery, boccia, athletics, judo, equestrian and triathlon.
Here is a pick of the action from Day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics - 29 August 2021 - and the team GB members to cheer on.
- Men and women PTS5 - Finals from 12.30am
- Women’s T34 100m - Final at 2.25am (Hannah Cockroft and Kare Adenegan)
- Mixed double sculls PR2Mix2x - Final at 3.30am (Lauren Rowles and Laurence Whiteley)
- Men’s Class 7 - Gold medal match at 3.45am (Will Bayley)
Medal matches from 8.30am
- Men’s -90kg - Elliot Stewart
- Men’s -100kg - Chris Skelley
- 50m backstroke S3 - Final at 9.49am (Ellie Challis)
- 50m freestyle S12 - Final at 10.17am (Hannah Russell)
How can I watch the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on TV?
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be broadcast in the UK on Channel 4 and its digital platforms, including online streaming service All4.
Channel 4 has exclusive rights to show every sport, with 1,300 hours of dedicated Paralympics coverage.
There will be more than 300 hours of around the clock coverage on Channel 4 and More 4 and a further 1,000 hours of coverage live streamed.
More 4 will be a dedicated team sports channel for the first time, showing wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby matches
All 4 will carry the best TV coverage from Channel 4 and More 4 plus entertainment and opinion from experts, while The Last Leg returns to screens every night during the Paralympics.