Great Britain once again dominated the top step of the Paralympic podium, winning six gold medals to draw level with the gold medal tally of 34 from London 2012, as well as adding another two silver and four bronze to the overall total.
There were second golds on the track for Libby Clegg and Georgina Hermitage, as they won the T11 200m and T37 400m titles respectively, with Hollie Arnold also taking gold in the F46 javelin. And six-time Paralympian Stephen Miller was also back on the podium after claiming club throw F32 bronze.
Away from the Olympic stadium, Stephanie Millward finally won a Paralympic gold, taking the S8 100m backstroke title as Matt Wylie was also successful in the pool, winning S9 50m freestyle gold. Ollie Hynd added silver in the S8 100m backstroke, while Ellie Simmonds won S6 400m freestyle bronze.
The day’s other gold came as Rob Davies won the men’s singles (Class 1) table tennis title, and Piers Gilliver won ParalympicsGB’s first wheelchair fencing medal for 24 years, with silver in the Category A individual epee.
And the day’s remaining medals were both bronze as Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker took women’s doubles wheelchair tennis bronze, while colleagues Andy Lapthorne and Jamie Burdekin matched their achievement in the men’s quad doubles.
More highlights from day six include:
Britain’s women’s wheelchair basketball team are guaranteed their best-ever result at a Paralympic Games after reaching the semi-finals in Rio.
After ranking second in the pool stages, the women took on China in yesterday’s quarter-final, with a match against either USA or Brazil in the semi-finals up for grabs.
And they duly delivered, outscoring their opponents in every quarter apart from the last to record a 57-38 victory and ensure they will contest a Paralympic medal match for the first ever time.
Great Britain are sitting pretty at the top of the para-equestrian team championship table, with the conclusion of the team test marking the half-way stage of the competition.
With three of riders having posted scores on Monday, Natasha Baker took to the arena at the Olympic Equestrian Centre for her dressage Test. The double gold medallist from London 2012, riding Cabral, did not disappointment, posting a score of 71.882 per cent in her Grade II Test.
That was the best of today’s scores and put GB into the overall lead with a total of 225.884 at the half way point of the competition.
Lorraine Lambert marked her first Paralympic Games with a fifth-place finish in the women’s 50m rifle 3 Positions SH1 final. Lambert finished with a total of 412.0 in the final, with gold going to China’s Zhang Cuiping with a final Paralympic record.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, the British trio of James Bevis, Ryan Cockbill and Tim Jeffery competed in the R5 mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2 qualification round.
Two-time Paralympian Cockbill was the highest finisher in ninth with a total of 633.3, narrowly finishing out on a top eight finish, which would have seen him progress to the final.
Two-time Paralympian David Smith got his campaign off to a strong start with a comfortable 13-0 win as individual competitions started at the Boccia.
Smith, winner of individual BC1 silver at London 2012, and BC1/BC2 team bronze and gold in London and Beijing respectively, beat his Slovakian opponent Jakub Nagy in his only BC1 Pool B match of the day.
There was also an opening win for Dundonald’s Scott McCowan in the BC3 Pool A as he defeated Singapore’s Nurulasyiqah Mohammad Taha 3-2. And fellow BC3 boccia player Patrick Wilson, from Birkenhead, beat Portugal’s Mario Peixoto 4-2 in Pool G.
Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell moved into the medal positions in the two-person keelboat SKUD18 at the Paralympic sailing regatta in Rio.
A fourth from their one and only race of the day saw the London 2012 bronze medallists leapfrog three-time world medallists Marco Gualandris and Marta Zanetti into third spot overall.
Meanwhile, defending champion Helena Lucas admitted she was not sorry to see the 2.4mRs only race of the day abandoned after a combination of light winds and strong tide on Guanabara Bay.
Organisers will now bid to get three races completed on Wednesday and Lucas, who held the overnight lead overall, hopes things are a little more straightforward.
David Weir admitted Rio could be his final Paralympics after missing out on the medals in his signature 1500m T54 final.
Weir was the star turn at London 2012, famously winning seven races in ten days, dominating 35.3 miles of racing to win four memorable gold medals.
But he admitted he was outclassed in the 1500m - the event won in London and Beijing - after finishing just outside the medals in fourth.
Dave Phillips' bid to finish on the podium came to an end at the individual open 1/8 elimination round on Tuesday following defeat to Ebrahim Ranjbarkivaj.