Ones to watch on day six of the Paralympic Games

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David Weir Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

ATHLETICS

David Weir will be cheered on by his pregnant fiancee as he battles to win his second gold medal of the Paralympics today.

Weir, 33, surged into the lead on the final lap and came home in 11 minutes 07.65 seconds on Sunday.

He will be looking to create the same effect today when he goes in the 1,500m, which he qualified for after getting less than three hours sleep following his gold medal race.

SWIMMING

Ellie Simmonds will compete in the Women’s 50m Freestyle S6 Heats today.

Simmonds stole the spotlight yesterday, dipping inside her own world record in the SM6 200 metres individual medley. The 17-year-old thrilled the crowd with a storming comeback.

Fifth after the butterfly leg and fourth at halfway, Simmonds made her way up to second at the final turn where she produced a blistering freestyle - 1.38secs faster than anyone in the field - to touch in three minutes 05.39 seconds.

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Ellie Simmonds Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

ARCHERY

Danielle Brown, Commonwealth Games team champion with England in Delhi in 2010, will bid to defend the women's individual compound open title she won in Beijing four years' ago.

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Danielle Brown Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

BOCCIA

Nigel Murray, David Smith, Zoe Robinson and Dan Bentley defend their BC1-2 boccia team title won in Beijing.

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Nigel Murray, David Smith, Zoe Robinson and Dan Bentley. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Archive

EQUESTRIAN

Sophie Wells, who will be a leading contender in today's freestyle-to-music class, missed out on individual gold on Sunday when she won Grade IV silver.

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Sophie Wells Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

SHOOTING

Karen Butler, Benjamin Jesson and Matt Skelhon compete in the Mixed R6-50m Rifle Prone-SH1 Final.

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Karen Butler Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire