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DISABILITY SPORTS: STEF REID WINS T44 LONG JUMP GOLD

British Stef Reid has won T44 long jump gold at the World Para-athletics Championships in London.

The gold medal means Great Britain has won two gold medals after Hannah Cockroft won gold in the T34 100m on Friday.

Stef Reid, 32, and double Paralympic silver medallist jumped 5.40m in the event for athletes with a single leg amputation below the knee.

“It’s so satisfying. It’s been a long time coming”, the gold medalist said.

Reid lost her right foot as a teenager during a boating accident but has been stronger winning silver at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Elsewhere, Brazil’s Paralympic champion Petrucio Ferreira set a championship record in the heats of the T47 100m, for athletes with amputations below the elbow or wrist and will be joined in the final on Saturday by Yohansson Nascimento and Michal Derus from Poland.

Niamh McCarthy also won silver in the F41 discus, for athletes with short stature while David Brown from America who is the first totally visually impaired sprinter reached the finals of the T11 100m final on Saturday.

The World Para-athletics Championships in London will continue tonight with most finals taking place as there are more medals up for grabs.

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