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- David Butcher
At the Beijing Paralympics, Stefanie Reid competed in Canadian colours and won a bronze medal. These days she has seen sense (her parents were British) and is looking to do better on her adopted home turf with Team GB. Often described as a sprinter, Reid is also a top-class long jumper and goes in that event today, having opened her account yesterday in the T44 100m. Reid’s journey has been a remarkable one since she lost her foot in a boating accident aged 16.
The clue to her success may lie in the quote from Aristotle etched on her prosthetic leg: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Also aiming to get in the winning habit today will be Shelly Woods in the T54 5,000m final, while Beijing silver medallist Ben Rushgrove aims to go one better in the T36 100m. He’ll have to beat his team-mate (and world record holder) Graeme Ballard first.
About this programme
Jonathan Edwards and Daraine Mulvihill introduce live coverage of the opening events on day four, featuring swimming, athletics, track cycling, table tennis, equestrian and rowing. The Aquatics Centre hosts this morning's swimming heats, including Matt Walker in the men's SM7 200m individual medley and as part of the men's 4x100m freestyle relay, and Daniel Pepper and Ben Procter in the men's S14 200m freestyle. The athletics finals continue at the Olympic Stadium with Team GB hoping to have Stefanie Reid in the women's F42/44 long jump, Aled Davies in the men's F42 discus and Shelly Woods in the T54 5,000m, along with David Devine in the semi-finals of the men's T11 1500m. The cycling qualifiers at the London Velodrome feature Aileen McGlynn and Lora Turnham in the women's individual B pursuit, and Anthony Kappes and Neil Fachie in the men's individual B sprint, while the table tennis finals take place at the ExCeL London. Plus, the latest on Sophie Wells's equestrian challenge in the Mixed Individual Championship Test - Grade IV and Tom Aggar in the men's single sculls rowing.
Cast and crew
- Jonathan Edwards
- Daraine Mulvihill
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