World Para Athletics Championships: Day 4

Day four of the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships saw Great Britain scoop three more gold medals for Hannah Cockroft, Olivia Breen and Sophie Kamlish.

Cockroft, who is so far undefeated, scooped her second gold of the championships in the women’s T34 800m, where fellow Brit Kare Adenegan scooped bronze to add to her 100m silver.

Kamlish came first in the T43/T44 100m, while Breen took the top spot for T38 long jump, beating her personal best.

A WORLD RECORD for Sophie Kamlish in the 100m T44 heats! 🙌 #ParaAthletics #London2017

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Elsewhere from the Brits, fan favourite Richard Whitehead took bronze in the T42 100m.

It wasn’t such a successful day for wheelchair racer Richard Chiassaro, who touched the wheel of eventual winner Marcel Hug of Switzerland in the T54 800m final.

Elsewhere in the competition, Serbian Zeljko Dimitrijevic scooped a world record in the F51 club throw, Australia’s James Turner smashed the record for the T36 200m, winning by almost a full second. America’s wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden took her second and third gold of the competition in the T54 1500m and 400m.

It was a good night for Germany too, with T44 long jumper Markus Rehm coming in first, winning by over a metre. Johannes Floors won the T43 400m and Sebastian Dietz came out on top in the F36 shot put, scooping a championship record.

Yesterday, Great Britain dropped to second in the medal table, with the USA taking the top spot.

The World Para Athletics Championships run from 14-23 July. Tickets are still available online from tickets.london2017athletics.com.

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