Day 02 Afternoon Report



Cycling Colin Lynch lost out on a bronze medal by .02 of a second in the Men’s Individual Pursuit C2 Bronze Medal Ride-off. Lynch had led the race up until the final moment only to lose out to 2008 Paralympic champion France’s Laurent Thirionet.

Lynch took the lead in the race from the start and maintained his advantage of between 1.5 and 2 seconds for the first 2000m. However, the experience of the Frenchman came through when he clawed his way back over the final 1000m to edge Lynch out of the medals by a heartbreaking 0.12 second.

After his race Lynch commented,

“I hadn’t met Thirionet on the track before, but I knew I had the measure of him on the road. I am very disappointed with the result, I tried a strategy and it didn’t work. Next up is the team sprint, and after that I will switch my focus to the road.”

Table Tennis At the ExCel Arena this afternoon Philip Quinlan lost his Singles M1 Preliminary match against Great Britain’s Rob Davies 11-6, 11-6, 11-7.It was Quinlan’s first games and he spoke of the pressure, he said,

“It was a completely different atmosphere to what I faced in world and European events when qualifying for the Paralympic games.”

Rena McCarron Rooney remains hopeful that she can still progress through the Women’s F1-2 singles preliminaries. If Maha Bargouthi of Jordon who she defeated this morning can beat French favourite Isabelle Lafaye Mariziou this evening McCarron Rooney will be in with a chance of advancing. McCarron Rooney commented.

“I can still qualify now if the Jordanian girl manages to get a good win over Mariziou tonight, but I am delighted with my performance today.”

Equestrian After 4 of the 14 riders have competed, Geraldine Savage riding BLUES TIP TOP TOO lies in fourth position in the Team Test Grade 1a on a score of 68.000. Helen Kearney who is competing in the same grade is yet to take to the Greenwich Park arena.


Aquatics Centre Laurence McGivern, Swimming 100m Backstroke S9 Final 18:32

Bethany Firth, Swimming 100m Backstroke S14 Final 19:38

Olympic Park Jason Smyth, Athletics 100m T13 Heats 21:35


Cycling Men’s Individual Pursuit C2 Bronze Medal Ride-off Result: 1. L Thirionet (FRA) 3.53.547, 2. Colin Lynch (IRL) 3:53.667

Men’s Individual Pursuit C2 Qualifiers Qualifiers: 1. G Liang (CHN) 3:45.828, 2. T Graf (GER) 3.47.799, 3. L Thirionet (FRA) 3.52.955, 4. Colin Lynch (IRL) 3:54.946

Individual 1KM Time Trial B Medallists: 1 F Johnson & S Mortin (AUS) 1:08.919, 2. A McGLynn & H Scott (GBR) 1:09.469, 3. P Gray & L Thompson (NZL), 5. Catherine Walsh & Francine Meehan (IRL) 1:12.864, 7. Katie George Dunleavy & Sandra Fitzgerald (IRL) 1:14.315

Men’s Individual Pursuit C3 Qualifiers Qualifiers: 1. J Berenyi USA 3:36.148, 2. D Nicholas (NZL) 3:36.757, 3. D Kenny (GBR) 3:37.977, 4. A Bbydennov (RSA) 3:43.244, 7. Enda Smyth (IRL) 3:47.542

Swimming Women’s 100m Backstroke S14 Heats Qualifiers Heat 2: 1. JJ Applegate (GBR) 1:10.32, 2. Bethany Firth (IRL) 1:10.33

Men’s 100m Backstroke S9 Heats Qualifiers Heat 2: 1. X Luiu (CHN) 1:04.91, 2. M Peters (GBR) 1:05.12, 3. T Sors (HUN) 1:05.20, 4. Laurence McGivern (IRL) 1:05.35

Men’s 400m Freestyle S8 Heats Qualifiers Heat 1: 1. S Hynd (GBR) 4:33.25, 2. Y Wang (CHN) 4:37.86, 3. C Burkard (GER) 4:45.40, 4. Jonathan McGrath (IRL) 4:53.25 DNQ

Shooting Men's R1-10m Air Rifle Standing-SH1 Leading Qualifiers: 1. C Dong (CHN) 596, J Neumaier (GER) 594, 3. J Jakobsson (SWE) 593, 29. Sean Baldwin (IRL) 553 DNQ

Athletics Women’s Long Jump F37/38 Medallists: 1. M Goncharova (RSA) 4.84, 2. I Stryshak (UKR) 4.79, 3. Y Cao (CHN) 4.40, 7. Heather Jameson (IRL) 4.11

Men’s Club Throw F31/32/51 Medallists: 1. Z Dimitrijevic (SRB) 26.88, 2. R Beles (CZE) 26.67, 3. L Bahlaz (ALG) 26.31, 15. John McCarthy 20.36

Table Tennis Men’s Singles M1 Preliminaries Rob Davies (GBR) bt Philip Quinlan (IRL) 11-6, 11-6, 11-7

Women’s Singles F1-2 Preliminaries Rena McCarron Rooney (IRL) bt M Bargouthi (JOR) v 10-12, 12-14, 11-7, 11-3, 11-9 F Sireau (FRA) bt Eimear Breathnach (IRL) 12-14, 11-6, 5-11, 12-10, 11-3

Rowing LTAMix4+ Heats Heat 2 Results: 1. Great Britain 3:23.59, 2. USA 3:28.36, 3. Canada 3:29.69, 5 Ireland 3:33.95

Equestrian Team Test Grade IA (Ongoing) Latest: 4. Geraldine Savage (IRL) 68.000

Team Test Grade IV Results: 1. S Wells (GBR) 75.906, 2, M George (GER) 72,906, 3. F Hosmar (NED) 71.781, 4. James Dwyer (IRL) 69.719