Almost a full week into the sporting action at the Olympic Park, day six of the World Para Athletics Championships was another gold-free day for the Brits – but wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn and Maria Lyle did add to the tally with two more bronze medals.
Kinghorn raced her way to third place in the women’s T53 400m, behind China’s Zhou Hongzhuan in first and American Chelsea McClammer. Lyle also clocked third place in the women’s T35 100m, helping Britain hold onto third place in the medal table with a total of 22, including 11 golds.
The USA’s Tatyana McNeill had a night to remember as she took her fourth gold at the London 2017 World Para Athletics in the women’s T54 800m – the 16th world title of her impressive career!
It was a record-breaking day for Australia too, when 16-year-old Isis Holt raced to gold in the T35 100m – a fantastic win after clinching gold in the 200m earlier this week.
The T13 1500m made for great viewing as Algerian twins Abdellatif and Fouad Baka fought it out for first place. In the end, Abdellatif came out on top, with Baka in second, and Australian Jaryd Clifford taking bronze.
Uzbekhistan’s Aleksandr Svechnikov secured gold in the F13 javelin, while Cuba’s Omara Durand brought the evening’s events to a close with a win in the T12 100m.
In the heats, Brit Richard Chiassaro finished second in the men’s T54 400m, taking him through to today’s finals. Rhys Jones clocked a personal best in the T37 100m heat, taking him through to today’s finals, and Zac Shaw is through to the semi-finals of the T12 200m today after winning his heat.
The World Para Athletics Championships run from 14-23 July. Tickets are still available online from tickets.london2017athletics.com.