It's Day 2 of the Rio Paralympics and Team Ireland's medal drive picks up pace with Jason Smyth at the top of the queue. Check out the day's event for the Irish.
2.0pm Cycling - Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal
Katie-George Dunlevy and her pilot Eve McCrystal, a garda who has taken a year's sabbatical in her hunt for gold in Brazil, are first out for Team Ireland on Friday. They took bronze in the Women’s Tandem 3km pursuit at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in the Netherlands and are gunning for more glory in Rio. The Individual Kilo B final is the first of three events they’ll compete in. They've spent the guts of three years training in Majorca and Portugal for this. Expect a strong showing.
2.0pm Swimming - Nicole Turner
The youngest member of Team Ireland, 14-year-old Nicole Turner has enjoyed a remarkable rise to prominence. She competed in her first major senior international championships at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, making the final of six events in her class and setting new lifetime bests in them all. This year, she produced another stunning swim to bag silver in the Women's 200m Individual Medley IPC European Open Swim Championships in Portugal. She goes in the 50m B Fly heats today, the first of five events she competes in at these Games.
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3.09pm Athletics - Jason Smyth
The Derry man cruised into the 100m final and he'll take some beating in his quest for a third gold on the bounce in this event. He won in 10.76 pulling up, and was the fastest qualifier from the two heats. Smyth is clearly the man to beat, though home favourite Gustavo Henrique Araujo will have mighty support in the stands and could pose a threat. Smyth goes in lane 5.
3.40pm Table Tennis - Rena McCarron Rooney
Buncrana woman Rena McCarron Rooney is ranked in the top ten in the world in her TT2 category, and is competing at her second Paralympics. She won silver at the Para Slovenia Open last year, losing to world No 3 Russian Nadejda Pouchpacheva 3-0 in the final. Pouchpacheva won't be around this time, thanks to her country's ban from the Games, and McCarron Rooney will go into her Singles Class Group B opener against China's Jing Liu with real optimism.
3.34pm Cycling - Colin Lynch
Colin Lynch goes in the C2 Individual Pursuit Qualifiers looking to emulate his London 2012 feats. He finished fourth in the track pursuit and fifth in the Road TT four years ago and followed that up a year later with bronze in the C2 Road TT at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Canada. A silver medal followed in the Men’s C2 3km pursuit final at the 2014 World Championships and lynch took gold in the time trial at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Switzerland in 2015. A silver medal in the time trial at the 2016 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Ostend teed him up nicely for a crack at a podium finish here.
4.13pm Cycling - Eoghan Clifford
Eoghan Clifford goes in the C3 individual pursuit qualifiers with high hopes. He won the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships in the USA two years ago and added gold at the Men’s C3 Time Trial at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Switzerland a year later. Time Trial gold and Road Race silver at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup gave the Galway man the perfect boost heading to Rio this year, and he'll be confident of a strong performance.