# Paralympics 2012

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# Looking Back
Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics
The past week and a half in London has been memorable for a number of reasons. Here are some of its defining images.
# Say Cheese
In pictures: Ireland's Paralympians attend a government reception
Gold medal winners Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop were among those in attendance today.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Friday
Your weekend starts here. Grab a cup of coffee and get stuck into the morning’s important sports news.
# Paralympics 2012
Ireland's heroes head for home as Paralympics closes
Team Ireland’s 49 athletes are expected to meet the public in Dublin Airport shortly after 8pm this evening.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Monday
Time to seize the week – here’s everything you need to know this Monday morning.
# golden moments
Paralympics 2012: 'Weirwolf' wins marathon for fourth gold
GB’s David Weir won his fourth gold of the Paralympics, beating rivals Marcel Hug and Kurt Fearnley in the marathon on Sunday.
# Endgame
Paralympic Breakfast: Time to say goodbye
Brace yourselves, the Games are almost over, but first…
# Awesome
Paralympic Village: Team Ireland pack up their medals
Plus, Oscar Pistorius waits for the final track event to reassert his dominance.
# Unlucky
Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB
Meanwhile, James Scully brought the curtain down on Ireland’s involvement and called it ‘the best experience of his life’.
# latest
Paralympics 2012: McDonald and Scully reach final, Keane misses out (updated)
The gold medallist has qualified for this evening’s event with a time of 1:10.59.
# Preview
Paralympic breakfast: Triumphant Team Ireland hoping to end Games on a high
Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan are among those hoping to add to the Irish side’s medal haul today.
# team ireland
Paralympic Village: Smyth secures iconic status
The sprinter, along with Mark Rohan and Catherine O’Neill, added to Ireland’s medal haul today.
# Legend
Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style
The Irish athlete recorded a time of 21.05 at the Olympic Stadium tonight.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Ballsy
Mark Rohan's coach deserves the gold medal for Paralympics celebrations
The look on Rohan’s face says it all – consider that your (possibly) NSFW warning if you’re unsure whether to click.
# discus
Paralympics: O’Neill throws her way to silver medal
The Wexford woman threw a season’s best 5.66m in the discus to secure Ireland’s third silver of the Games.
# paralympics
Make mine a double! Mark Rohan wins his second cycling gold
Westmeath’s Mark Rohan doubled up on his Paralympic haul with gold in the men’s individual road race H1 this morning.
# team ireland
Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double
We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.
# paralympics
VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown
The Briton was in imperious 100 metre form tonight.
# Lights out
Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about
Day eight of the Games was as absorbing as ever, though it held plenty of disappointment for Irish athletes.
# paralympics
Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Ellen Keane was in action in he 200m medley final.
# Paralympics 2012
Jason Smyth safely through to 200m final in London
The 100m T13 champion even managed to ease up 20 metres from the line.
# Guilty
Paralympics 2012: Brazilian powerlifter banned after drugs test
Bruno Pinheiro Carra was tested out of competition on August 24.
# Disappointment
Disappointment for Firth as she is forced to pull out of 100m breaststroke
The 16-year-old was Ireland’s first gold medal winner of the Games, but a recurring shoulder injury has ruled her out.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
Pat Gilroy, Jason Smyth and Roger Federer all feature in today’s edition.
# Preview
Paralympic Breakfast: Champions coming back for more?
Jason Smyth and Bethany Firth are back in action for Team Ireland on Day Eight.
# Review
Paralympic Village: Mark Rohan joins the list of champions
Another day. Another gold for Ireland. Can’t we give anyone else a chance?
# paralympics
The best Paralympic picture you'll see today: Alex Zanardi celebrates hand-cycling gold
The Italian, who lost both legs in a motor racing crash, won Wednesday’s individual hand-cycling time trial at Brands Hatch.
# Double bronze
Ireland secure two more bronze medals in cycling
James Brown and Damien Shaw finished third behind only Spain and Italy, while Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secured their second medals of the Games.
# blade row
Paralympics: No evidence for Pistorius' blade claims, says IPC
The Games’ governing body has found no grounds for the sprinter’s complaint following his 200 metre defeat by Alan Oliveira.
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Paralympics 2012: Cronin advances, Miller misses out
This morning brought more success for Team Ireland in Boccia, but cyclist Cathal Miller suffered disappointment at Brands Hatch.
# paralympics
Wheelchair rugby -- or 'Murderball' -- starts at the Paralympics today. Here's what to expect
This one’s not for the faint of heart.
# paralympics
Sprint showdown: Pistorius returns to defend 100m gold
The South African goes up against world record holder Jonnie Peacock and Jerome Singleton in the Paralympics’ showpiece event, which starts tonight.
# Preview
Paralympic Breakfast: Another busy day for Team Ireland
Sean Baldwin is among the Irish athletes competing on Day Seven of the Paralympics.
# Review
Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six
It was a historic day in London, with a number of world records being broken.
# paralympics
Medal number ten: Orla Barry takes bronze in the discus
The Cork native finished with a score of 28.12 in London this evening.
# Winning
Cool as you like: Kearney secures bronze medal at Paralympics (updated)
Team Ireland have now won nine medals in total, following the rider’s success.
# Update
Paralympics 2012: McDonald into final, Baldwin misses out despite PB
Meanwhile, James Dwyer has placed sixth in the individual freestyle test – grade IV.
# You the man
President congratulates magnificent McKillop on double gold
“It is heartening to see an athlete so clearly enjoying himself,” President Michael D Higgins said on Tuesday morning.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?
Ireland are enjoying great success – but many Irish viewers don’t have the TV channels they might need.