Paralympic Lowdown: Saturday 1 September

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Paralympic Lowdown: Saturday 1 September

During the London 2012 Paralympic Games we’ll bring you a daily heads-up on what’s happening where, including sporting and cultural events, transport and weather.

Top things to see and do

Transport hotspots

With the weekend, and less work-day footfall, transport should be quieter in central London, but expect crowded carriages and roads in stations to the east, and along the Jubilee Line. Football matches at West Ham, Millwall, Tottenham and Crystal Palace will add to the load across east London. Here’s your daily heat map.

Sport highlights

See our guide to Paralympic sports, and Channel 4 have a useful guide to the different Paralympic classifications.

  • 9am 7-a-side Football
  • 9am Goalball
  • 9am Equestrian — Nine-times Paralympic gold medalist for Team GB, Lee Pearson is in action at 2.30pm
  • 9am Shooting
  • 9am Sitting Volleyball
  • 9am Table Tennis
  • 9.30am Track Cycling
  • 9.30 Rowing
  • 9.30 Swimming — look out for Beijing double gold medallist Ellie Simmonds (heats 10.06am; finals 5.54pm)
  • 10am Archery
  • 10am Athletics — Oscar Pistorius is in action in the 200m (7.44pm)
  • 10.45 Wheelchair Basketball
  • 11am Judo
  • 11am Sailing
  • 11am Wheelchair Tennis
  • 12pm Powerlifting


A slightly warmer if cloudier day than Friday, with very little chance of rain. BBC Weather.

Where to watch

See our article for big screen locations and other viewing options.

Last Updated 31 August 2012