- Radio Times
- Review by:
- David Butcher
Great Britain take to the court in the high-octane bumper-car race that is wheelchair rugby, aka “murderball”. Britain has never won a medal, but captain Steve Brown and top scorer Aaron Phipps aim to put that right. Shame their first match is against reigning champions the USA.
Also facing the USA will be Britain’s 7-a-side football team (made up of athletes with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions), in their final group game. Team GB will be hoping to repeat the 7-0 romp the last time the teams met.
Meanwhile, at Brands Hatch, Alex Zanardi, a Formula 1 driver in the 90s, will be preparing to race. Zanardi lost both legs in a crash in 2001 and later took up hand cycling. Today, aged 45, he fulfils a dream by representing Italy in the H4 Time Trial.
About this programme
Georgie Bingham and Arthur Williams present coverage of wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, athletics and sitting volleyball. The wheelchair basketball at the North Greenwich Arena has reached the quarter-final stage in the men's event, with Great Britain v Turkey among the fixtures to take place, while the wheelchair rugby gets under way at the Basketball Arena, with Britain taking on the USA. Athletics coverage continues at the Olympic Stadium with the semi-finals of the women's T11 100m, in which Tracey Hinton will hope to be involved at her sixth Paralympics, while the quarter-finals of the men's sitting volleyball take place at the ExCeL London, Great Britain play their final 7-a-side group match against the USA at the Riverbank Arena and wheelchair tennis comes from Eton Manor.
Cast and crew
- Georgie Bingham
- Arthur Williams