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DISABILITY SPORTS: AMERICAN JEAN-PAUL BREAKS WORLD RECORD

American Isaac Jean-Paul has broken his own record in the T13 high jump setting a new world record in three consecutive jumps at the World Para-Athletics ongoing in London.

The visually impaired has now set the record at 2.17m as he claims gold with the whole stadium in humongous roar for the American.

Deja Young wins another gold at World Para-Athletics

Elsewhere, fellow American, Deja Young added another gold to her collection after she won the T47 100m in 12.39 seconds, ahead of Alicja Fiodorow of Poland and Lu Li of China.

She said after the race; “I feel pretty great”.

“I had a rough year this year and I’m excited to go from here. I wasn’t going to run this year so to achieve everything I wanted to was amazing.

“I’m here until the 24th so I’m going to explore London now”.

Brent Lakatos secures second gold

Canadian Brent Lakatos won a second gold as he sets a Championship record in the Men’s 400m T53 final ahead of Thai rival Pongsakorn Paeyo in 47.56 seconds. Pierre Fairbank of France took bronze.

Jason Smyth wins gold to make it a double at the World Para-Athletics

Earlier, Irish Jason Smyth made it a sprint double for the third time in his career. The Ireland man won the Men’s 200m T13 final race in 21.40 seconds ahead of Johannes Nambala of Namibia and Mateusz Michalski from Poland.

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