Jan Riapos collected his second Table Tennis gold medal of London 2012 and his fourth Paralympic Games title of his career as he helped Slovakia beat France 3-0 in the final of the men's Team - Class 1-2 at ExCeL. Individual - Class 2 champion Riapos won both of his singles matches to secure victory, following an impressive opening-match win from team-mate Rastislav Revucky, as Slovakia successfully defended the title they won at Beijing 2008. The Republic of Korea took bronze after beating Austria 3-0.
Ireland's Jason Smyth followed in the footsteps of Usain Bolt yesterday by completing a London 2012 sprint double. The 25-year-old, the fastest Paralympian in the world, added the 200m - T13 crown to his 100m title with another dominant display. And he went a step further than the self-confessed Jamaican 'living legend' Bolt, by smashing the world record for the third time in four races at the Olympic Stadium. The only one in the final to have gone under 22 seconds, the Irish sprinter - who trains in Florida with USA star Tyson Gay - clocked 21.05.
Italy's Alex Zanardi claimed his second Paralympic gold medal with victory in the men's Individual H4 Road Race at Brands Hatch yesterday. The 45-year-old now has two Paralympic Games wins at the motor-racing circuit where he first competed as an F3000 driver 21 years ago. Zanardi, who won men's Individual H4 Time Trial gold on Wednesday, won the 64km race in a sprint finish ahead of South Africa's Ernst van Dyk, with Belgium's Wim Decleir third. "To win this race in this way, in such a dramatic way and sprinting makes me really proud," said Zanardi.