World Para Athletics Championships 2019 | Day 2 as it happened

Twelve more gold medals were won on Day 2 of the World Para Athletics Championships.

By Andrew Binner

Olympic Channel are on site at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Day two (Friday 8th November) included 12 gold medals, two World Records from Indian athletes (in the same event), and victory for Jesus!

You can find all those details and more below, as it happened, with the latest news and video updates from a session that included: Men's Javelin F64, Men's Long Jump T37, Women's Club Throw F32, Men's 100m T54, Men's Shot Put F57, Women's Shot Put F12, Men's 400m T38, Women's Long Jump T12, Women's 100m T53, Men's 100m T53, Women's 100m T54, and Men's 1500m T11.

While you're here, you may also want to check out what happened on day one (click here), where there was plenty of day one drama amidst the first 10 medals being won.

And don't forget to come back on Saturday 9th November for a full live blog of day 3 from around 16:30pm Dubai time (12:30 GMT/UTC)

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10:08 pm - Here endeth Day 2

Twelve more titles won, including two World Records (in the same event!) makes this another great day of Para Athletics action in Dubai.

Join us again tomorrow!

10:05 pm - Last gold of the evening goes to Paulino

What a day it was today for Brazil, who finish the evening session with gold in the Men's Shot Put F57, thanks to a 14.68m throw from Thiago Paulino dos Santos.

Egypt's Mohamad Mohamad finished with silver, while China's Guoshan Wu took bronze.

10:02 pm - She's risen from the flames like a phoenix!

Despite the nasty knee twist in the fourth round, Gabriela Ferreria bravely continued and secured her Women's Long Jump T12 bronze medal with a PB of 5.54m.

But gold went to World Record holder Oksana Zubkovska of Ukraine, with a Season's Best leap of 5.73m, while silver went to Algerian Lynda Hamri.

9:55 pm - Medal table update

China lead the way with six medals (three gold), but only two medals separate positions 2-10... so it's all to play for in Dubai.

World Para Athletics 2019 Medal Table

9:41 pm - Injury

That looked nasty.

Brazil's Gabriela Ferreira's night may be over as replays show she twisted her knee on landing, before emerging from the pit with a grimace and a limp in the Women's Long Jump T12.

She currently sits in 3rd with a jump of 5.54m, so she'll be crossing her fingers that that will be enough to secure a medal. Two jumps left for all the athletes.

9:20 pm - Good times for Japan!

The final track event of the evening was a doozy for the Tokyo 2020 hosts, where they registered two qualifiers for tomorrow's Men's 400m T52 final in Sato Tomoki (first place) and Hirokazu Ueyonabaru (third place).

Rigo Isaiah of USA qualified for the final in second place.

9:02 pm - Safely through for Martin

USA's Paralympic OG Raymond Martin, who won four golds at the 2012 Paralympic Games, has won his Men's 400m T52 Round 1 heat in 59.45 seconds

There was more joy for the Japanese fans and press as Tomoya Ito took second, while Martin's compatriot Innotta Gianfranco came third.

8:55 pm - Did you know?

In the Women's Long Jump T12 final, where athletes have visual impairments, you'll hear the athletes' coaches counting their steps all the way to the board, letting them know exactly when the jump is approaching.

Algeria's Lynda Hamri leads the way after two rounds.

8:34 pm - Gold for Ibrahmi

Tunisia's Maroua Ibrahmi had too much power for her rivals in the Women's Club Throw F32, winning with a best effort of 24.45m.

Algerian Mounia Gasmi finished in second, with Anastasiia Moskalenko of Ukraine in third.

8:29 pm - Eye of the tiger

Italy's Assunta Legnante, wearing tiger-themed eye covers, as won the Women's Shot Put F12 for the FOURTH TIME, with a Season's Best throw of 15.83m.

Uzbekistan's Safiya Burkhanova finished second, with Rebeca Valenzuela Alvarez of Mexico in third.

8:23 pm - Upset!

Julio Cesar Agripino has shocked the field to win the Men's 1500m T11 in 4:07:02.

Despite having little experience at this level, the Brazilian and his guide got to the key inside lane in the final straight and held off their rivals.

Kenya's Samwel Kimani takes home silver, and Aleksander Kossakowski of Poland the bronze.

8:11 pm - ANOTHER gold for Finland

What is in the water in Finland, that they keep producing amazing sprinters?

Following on from Leo Pekka Tahti's victory earlier, Amanda Kotaja has defended her Women's 100m T54 title, in a Championship Record time of 16:00 seconds.

China's Zhaoqian Zhou finished in second, while Cheri Madsen of USA came third.

8:07 pm - India's World Record-smashing duo

It's not often two different athletes break World Records in an event, but Sandeep Chaudhary (gold) and Sumit Sumit (silver) have done just tha in the Men's F64 Javelin.

Sandeep created history in the F44 category, while Sumit's 62.88m is the new world-best mark for the F64s.

Ukraine's Roman Novak finished third.

8:02 pm - Make that TWELVE world titles

No one else was ever in it!

After blasting out of the blocks, Canadian Paralympic champion Brent Lakatos has become World Champion for the 12th time in the Men's 100m T53, with a time of 14.59 seconds.

Saudi Arabia's Abdulrahmen Alqurashi sealed silver, with Thai sprinter Pongsakorn Paeyo taking bronze.

7.58 pm - China one-two!

Gao Fang of China has set the latest Championship Record, winning the Women's 100m T53 in 16.26 seconds.

Her compatriot Hongzhuan Zhou came second, with Britain's Samantha Kinghorn in third.

7.52 pm - Peng's Personal Best seals gold

China's Peng Zhou has won the Men's Long Jump T37 final with a lifetime best leap of 6.23m.

Silver goes to Brazil's Mateus Evangelista Cardoso, while Ukrain'es Vladyslav Zahrebelnyi scoops bronze.

7.20 pm - Jesus has done it!

Pan-Am champion Dixon De Jesus Hooker Velasquez has retained his Men's 400m T38 title.

The Colombian recorded a new Americas Record of 51.10 seconds, with Jose Chessani Garcia of Mexico in second and Tunisia's World Record holder Mohamed Chida in third.

South Africa's Paralympic champion Dyan Buis looked in control of the race until he ran out of puff in the final straight.

7.11 pm - Podcast: How a phone call turned Lacey Henderson into a Paralympian

Paralympic long jumper Lacey Henderson seemed like a dead cert for Rio 2016. But some personal issues came up and her performance dipped. One phone call changed all that. Lacey is a cancer surviving amputee with a great sense of humour. Below, the American shares her story.


It's all happening for those Indians again in the Men's Javelin F64 final.

There are four categories competing in this final, and the throw after Sumit Sumit set new world-leading figures of 62.88m for the F64 division, Sandeep Sandeep steps up and launches a 66.18 World Record for the F44s!

The best bit? We're only halfway though.

6:42 pm - Championship Record!

Slow start? No problem for three-time Paralympic champion Walid Ktila.

The Tunisian eased away from his rivals in the final 200m, to claim top spot in the Men's 400m T34 first round, to set a new Championship Record of 49.31 seconds.

Surely there's another World Record in the making for Ktila in the final?

6:30 pm - Japan have their qualifier

With Tokyo 2020 around the corner, there is understandably a huge interest from Japan in these Para Athletics Championships, with Japanese journalists easily outnumbering their counterparts in the newsroom.

Kakeru Ishida will have got them very excited as he blitzed down the back straight to qualify for the Men's 400m T47 final in third position, with 49.95 seconds.

6:18 pm - India's throwers have their eye in

Sumit Sumit leads the Men's Javelin F64 final with 59.29m, with his World Record-holding compatriot Sandeep Sandeep in third.

Ukraine's Roman Novak is in second, but there's a long way to go in this event.

6:12 pm - A golden Finnish (sprinter)!

Leo Pekka Tahti left burnt rubber down the track there!

The World Record holder has won the first gold of the evening in the Men's 100m T54 in a time of 14.22 seconds.

Erik Hightower won silver, with Australia's Samuel Carter in bronze.

5:40 pm - Twelve medals on offer tonight

Welcome to day 2 of the World Para Athletics Championships!

It's another balmy, 30°C / 86°F evening in the Persian Gulf right now**, but the real heat will be in the Dubai Club for People of Determination, where 12 medals will be on offer over the next five hours.

One piece of news to bring you since yesterday: Michael Roeger, who initially finished second in yesterday's men's 1500m T46 before being disqualified for an on-track collision with Uganda's David Emong, has been re-instated to silver after an Australian protest.


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