Rio Paralympics Day 2 - Can Jason Smyth make it three in a row?

It's a busy day for the Irish team at the Paralympics today, with athletes in action from the early afternoon up until late tonight.

The fastest Paralympian in the world, Ireland’s Jason Smyth, goes for gold in Rio this afternoon.

He can secure a third 100-metre medal in the final at 3.09 this afternoon after cruising to a comfortable win in last night’s heat.

Elsewhere in track cycling, Colin Lynch competes in the qualifiers of the C2 Individual Pursuit and Eoghan Clifford goes in the C3 qualifiers.

In the pool today, Nicole Turner goes in the heats of the S6 50-metre butterfly.

Later tonight, Rena McCarron Rooney is in qualifier action in table tennis

Irish In Action Today (*If reach final)

14.00 Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal (cycling) - Individual Kilo B tandem final.

14:00 Nicole Turner (swimming) - S6 50m Butterfly heats.* Final at 22:18.

15:09 Jason Smyth (athletics) - T13 100m final.

15:40 Rena McCarron Rooney (table tennis) - SF1 group game v Liu Jing (China).

15:46 Colin Lynch (cycling) - C2 Individual Pursuit qualifier.* Final at 22:22.

16:25 Eoghan Clifford (cycling) - C3 Individual Pursuit qualifier. *Final at 22:49.

22:40 Rena McCarron Rooney (table tennis) - SF1 group game v M Bargouthi (Jordan).

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