World Para Athletics Championship Daily Run
A number of GC2018 hopefuls will be out to make their mark at 2017 World Para-Athletics Championships.
Keep track of their performances and follow all the updates from The London Stadium below.
Para-athletics events at GC2018 are the Women’s T54 Marathon, T54 1500m, T38 Long Jump, T38 100m, T35 100m, F46 Javelin and Men’s T54 Marathon, T54 1500m, T12 100m, T38 100m, T47 100m and F38 Shot Put.
Final weekend wrap:
On the closing weekend of the World Para Athletics Championships it was a grandstand finish for Australian Evan O’Hanlon in the T37 100m final with a photo finish win to cross the line in 11.07sec (-1.6) and reclaim his title as the world’s fastest athlete with cerebral palsy.
The win in London goes some way to making up for his silver in the same event at the Rio Paralympic Games last year. In true showman style O’Hanlon ripped his singlet off as the big screen at the London Stadium confirmed his victory.
The final evening of competition belonged to English pair Sophie Han (12.44sec) and Kadeena Cox (13.07sec), who made it gold and silver respectively for Great Britain in the T38 100m, sending a searing message to the rest of the Commonwealth that they will be the ones to beat on the Gold Coast in 2018.
The 20-year-old Han defended her T38 100m world championship crown and bettered her previous world record time of 12.60sec. Adding to her T38 200m victory earlier in the championship.
Like Han, 16-year-old-year old Australian Isis Holt made it a golden double by taking out the T35 100m in a world record 13.43sec to go with her gold in the T35 200m event. Holt stormed home, forcing early leader Xia Zhou (13.56sec) of China into silver, with Scotland’s Maria Lyle (14.45sec) rounding out the podium.
The Melbourne Girls Grammar student, Holt, defended her Doha 2015 IPC World Championships T35 100m and 200m titles and in the process shaved 0.14 off her own T35 100m world record.
The victories in London reversed Holt’s Rio 2016 Paralympic results where Zhou took gold ahead of the Australian in the T35 100m and 200m.
Fellow Australians Brianna Coop (15.30sec) and Carly Salmon (15.92sec) finished in fourth and sixth respectively, underlining a strong Commonwealth field.
Results by GC2018 events:
F46 Javelin Throw:
T38 Long Jump:
F38 Shot Put:
Wednesday 19 July – Great Britain and Australia claim gold and silver in the T38 Long Jump event:
The third, fourth and fifth day of competition at the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 saw just one GC2018 event take place.
Olivia Breen brought home Great Britain’s ninth gold of the Championships with her first individual world title with in the fourth round of the T38 Long Jump event. The 20-year-old achieved a PB of 4.81m, jumping 20cm further than Australian Erin Cleaver (4.61m), while Poland’s Anna Trener-Wierciak (4.60m) finished third.
Monday July 17 – The Commonwealth’s best excelled in what was a jam-packed weekend of highlights in London:
International debutant Cameron Crombie opened Team Australia’s campaign in London with a world record win in F38 Shot Put. The 31-year-old took up athletics after missing a place on the Rio 2016 Paralympic rowing team, finished over a metre clear of the field, throwing 15.95m.
Iran’s Javad Hardani (14.13m) and Swede Victor Svanesohn (13.63m) took silver and bronze respectively with fellow Australian Martin Jackson finishing in fourth place with a distance of 13.31m.
The men’s T54 1,500m saw a thrilling end to the race with Swiss star and seven-time world champion Marcel Hug making his gold medal winning move with just 250m to go, finishing in 3:04.33. GC2018 Ambassador Kurt Fearnley OAM finished sixth (3:05.26) behind Canadian Brent Lakatos (3:05.07) and Great Britain’s Richard Chiassaro (3:06.24) who crossed the line in eighth place.
In the F46 Javelin event, Great Britain’s Rio 2016 Paralympic Games champion Hollie Arnold completed a hat-trick of world titles, adding 1cm to her world record, throwing 43.02m. Behind her was fellow Commonwealth Athlete Holly Robinson (NZL), who threw 42.41m to claim silver.
Australian Madison de Rozario finished first in the second heat of the T54 1,500m, automatically qualifying with the fastest time of both heats in 3:27.37. Joining Madison in the final tomorrow will be Angela Ballard (3:29.53) and Jemima Moore (3:29.96) qualifying as two of the next fastest four.
The Commonwealth was not represented in the finals of the men’s T12 100m or T47 100m, with Cuba’s Leinier Savon Pineda tasting victory in the T12 100m with a Championship record time of 10.72. Brazil dominated the T47 100m, claiming gold and silver.
Rio 2016 Paralympic silver medallist Isis Holt continued her reign as world champion in the T35 200m event, taking out the final in 28.47 (w: +0.3). The 16-year-old will now look to repeat her winning ways in the T35 100m event later this week.