Thursday, day seven of the World Para Athletics Championships at London’s Olympic Park, saw golden glory for the British athletes, with two of our own taking the top spot.
Despite suffering with a cold, wheelchair athlete Hannah Cockroft continued her undefeated reign, winning the women’s T34 400m. She secured a championship record too of 58.29 seconds.
Fellow Brit Georgie Hermitage followed Hannah’s success, winning the T37 400m – two seconds ahead of her competitors.
The two golds helped bring the British medal tally up to 29 – including 13 golds. Also yesterday, Brit Richard Chiassaro took third place in the men’s T54 400m.
Canadian Brent Lakatos added to his gold haul from the competition, winning the T53 800m. He’d already secured the top spot in the 200m and 400m.
China’s Shi Yiting broke a world record on the track, winning the T36 100m in just 13.68 seconds.
The shot put saw another two world records yesterday too, with Bulgaria’s Ruzhdi Ruzdhi throwing an impressive 12.47m in the F55, and Niko Kappel of Germany winning the F41 with a distance of 13.81m.
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