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Paralympic Breakfast: Bronze medallist Clifford back in action as cycling dominates day 7

There’s also shooting and swimming on the menu for Irish athletes.

Think of this slot as your balanced nutritional start to propel you through an intense sporting day ahead.

(All times are Irish, no gloating about your exotic location allowed)

Flying The Irish Flag

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EOGHAN CLIFFORD IS back on the track after claiming bronze in the C3 Individual Pursuit last Friday. He goes in the C3 Cycling Time Trial at 5.30pm, one of half-a-dozen Irish athletes in action at the velodrome.

First up is Colin Lynch in the C2 Time Trial at noon, and is swiftly followed by Ciara Staunton and Declan Slevin in the H2-3 and H3 Time Trials respectively.

At 1.30pm on the shooting range, Sean Baldwin goes in the R6 50m Rifle Prone qualifiers while Ellen Keane returns to action in the pool in the 100m BR heats at 1.42pm.

Patrick O’Leary‘s KL3 Canoeing 200m heats start at 3.20pm while the T53 heats of the 800m get under way at 3.22pm and feature Patrick Monahan.

In the evening, John Twomey, Ian Costello and Austin O’Carroll have races five and six of the Sonar Sailing at 5.30pm with both Damien Vereker/Séan Hahessy and Katie-George Dunlevy/Eve McCrystal off in the Cycling B Time Trial at the same time.

The Best Of The Rest

IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro Alex Zanardi will go for gold. Source: Marco Garcia/AP/Press Association Images

Ex-Formula One driver Alex Zanardi lost his legs after a crash in Germany in 2001.

In 2012 he won two golds and a silver and now, at the age of 49, goes for gold in the H5 category.

This Should Be Good Too…

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There’s a battle of the teenagers in the T35 100m final at 2.54pm with Team GB’s 16-year-old Maria Lyle up against 15-year-old Isis Holt.

The Australian is the world record holder and current world champion.

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