What to watch this weekend


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Today, 10.30am, men's 100m swimming S5

The Spanish swimmer, Sebastiá* Rodríguez, lost the use of his legs while on hunger strike during a prison sentence for his involvement with a left-wing terrorist group. He has since been pardoned and on Saturday and Sunday, will compete for Paralympic gold in 100m freestyle.

Today, 8.20pm, men's 200m T44

South Africa's Paralympics poster boy Oscar Pistorius starts his bid for four gold medals at London 2012. First up, he must defend the 200m T44 title he won in Beijing four years ago. The 100m and 400m relay follow next week.

Today, all day, men's judo

Paralympic champion and four-time gold medallist, the blind judoka Antônio Tenório da Silva of Brazil, is a legend of his sport and will be looking to defend his -100 title on Saturday. In 100+, France's big medal hope 6ft 8in Teddy Riner has only lost two fights in four years.

Today and tomorrow from 11am, men and women's wheelchair tennis

Expect fast, frenetic action from Eton Manor as the weekend's wheelchair tennis gets under today. Women's world number one and three-time Paralympic champion, Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands, takes on Japan's Kanako Domori in the first round.

Tomorrow, 2pm, men's archery

American Matt Stutzman, below,, who was born without arms, holds the bow with his right foot and releases the string with his teeth. After an astounding, first-place finish in the qualifiers, he goes into tomorrow's individual compound archery final as gold favourite.