Rio Paralympics Day 7 - Cycling and canoeing take centre stage

At last, a day off for swimmer Nicole Turner, but there are plenty of other Irish athletes in action today.

The cycling trio of Colin Lynch, Ciara Staunton and Declan Slevin compete in the road race time trials, which have gotten underway.

At 1.30pm Sean Baldwin is in the 50 metre shooting rifle qualifier, and at the same time Ellen Keane swims in the heats of the 100-metre breaststroke.

20 minutes later Patrick O'Leary goes in the heats of the canoeing 200 metres.

At 5.30pm Eoghan Clifford goes in the cycling C3 road time trial, and at the same time three Irish pairs are also competing.

Rio Paralympics Day 7 - Cycling and canoeing take centre stage

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal are in the Women's B Time Trial Road event at 5.30pm. At the same time pairs Damien Vereker and Sean Hahessy and Peter Ryan and Marcin Mizgajski are all involved in the Men's B Time Trial Road event.

Also at 5.30pm, John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll race in day 3 of the sonar sailing event.

And then at 6pm Ireland take on USA in the football 7-a-side 7th/8th place playoff.

Patrick Monahan has withdrawn from today's heats of the T-53 800-metres on medical grounds.

The Naas athlete hopes to be fit for the marathon.

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