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VISUALLY IMPAIRED AMERICAN DAVID BROWN WINS T11 100M FINAL

Visually impaired American, David Brown wins T11 100m final in a time of 11.20 seconds.

The American wins the US first gold medal at the World Para-Athletics Championship currently ongoing in London.

In other race, Ukraine’s Nataliia Kobzar won the women’s 200m T37 final in a championship-record time of 27.62 seconds failing to beat the world record time of 27.21 set by Britain’s Georgina Hermitage in 2016.

It has been a great night for the Great Britain as they are picking up medals upon medals with the latest being a gold won in the 200m T38 final by Sophie Hahn.

Elsewhere, there have been world record breaking moments tonight as almost all the events ongoing have seen the world record broken.

Hollie Arnold sets a new world record

Hollie Arnold has broken the record in the F46 javelin setting a world record of 43.02m to beat her own world record of 43.01m set at Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Kenyan Samwel Mushai Kimani won the 5000m T11 final in a time of 15 minutes 41.54 seconds to set a world record.

The polite Sophie Hann sets world record

Sophie Hahn also broke the world record in the 200m T38 final with 26.11seconds while Brazil’s Petrucio Ferreira also won gold in the men’s 100m T47 final in a time of 10.53 seconds, setting up a new world record.

Sammi Kinghorn sets a new world record time

There was also another world record set as Brit Sammi Kinghorn won the 200m T53 final with a time of 28.61 seconds receiving applause from teeming fans at the London stadium.

After day two of the 2017 World Para-Athletics Championship ongoing at London, the medal table stand at;

2017 World Para-Athletics Championships top-10 medal table
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Great Britain 6 2 4 12
United States 4 3 4 11
Tunisia 3 2 2 7
Brazil 2 2 0 4
Ukraine 2 0 3 5
China 1 3 3 7
Australia 1 3 1 5
Algeria 1 1 0 2
Cuba 1 0 0 1
Finland 1 0 0 1

That is all for tonight as the race continues tomorrow with more medals for grabs.

The World Para-Athletics will conclude on Sunday, 23rd July, 2017 with 231 medals up for grabs in the 91 events.

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