World Para Athletics Championships 2019 | DAY 5 AS IT HAPPENED

The 11th November saw the most closely-contested day of action yet, and the re-cap is below.

By Andrew Binner and ZK Goh
Para Athletics

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

Keep this blog bookmarked to see the all the latest news, videos, and updates from the desert on day five (Monday 11th November).

While you're here, you may also want to check out yesterday's blog, where several World Records were broken, amidst a Long Jump controversy.

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9:38 pm - The night that had it all

Just when we thought Day 4 couldn't be topped, Day 5 happened!

There were World Records aplenty, but what marked this evening out was the level of competition, with several events being decided on the line, or in the final round of jumps and throws.

The action continues tomorrow, with 23 more world titles to be decided. See you then!

9:31 pm - Norbekov has nailed it

As expected, Uzbeckistan's Khusniddin Norbekov's Shot Put F35 World Record has won him the gold medal today.

China's Xinhan Fu claimed silver, with Hernan Urra of Argentina in bronze.

9:29 pm - Long Jump T64 drama!

On her LAST jump, Japan's Maya Nakanishi has jumped from fourth to FIRST with a 5.37m effort.

Can her rivals respond?

The answer is no, and Nakanishi has won her first major global medal! Good news, ahead of her home Paralympics next year.

Netherlands jumper, Marlene van Gansewinkel has silver, while Sarah Walsh in bronze.

9:15 pm - Aussie back in it

Sarah Walsh has just produced a monster of a jump in Round 5 to surge up to second on the leaderboard!

Her mark of 5.20m has broken a Australian record, and she sits just four cm behind Dutch leader Marlene van Gansewinkel.

It's all hotting up!

9:08 pm - Broom-Edwards wins the high jump!

After two fouls at 1.99m, Jonathan Broom-Edwards clears it on his final attempt!

Just him and Uzbekistan's Temurbek Giyazov are left. Up to 2.02m.

Both men are unable to clear the height on their first two attempts on 2.02m - but Broom-Edwards goes clear on his third try!

So here goes Giyazov… he knocks the bar over and Broom-Edwards is world champion!

We spoke exclusively to Broom-Edwards after his win:

"There's so many different emotions. It's relieving, I'm proud of myself given what I've been through... just elated.

"The nerves got to me and I had to calm them. In the end it's way off what I'm capable of, but it's been a big return from injury.

"I can't wait for Tokyo 2020, and I'll come back an even stronger athlete next season."

Men's High Jump T64 winner Jonathan Broom-Edwards celebrates with his fiancée.

8:40 pm - High jump favourite leads

The T44/64 high jump favourite, Jonathan Broom-Edwards of Great Britain, has gone into the lead by clearing 1.92m on his first jump.

The 31-year-old, who has a lifetime personal best of 2.15m, had his run-up somewhat disrupted by the men's T54 400m wheelchair racers doing a warm-up lap, but still held it together to comfortably put himself on the board.

Meanwhile, Toru Suzuki has equalled his own T64 world record at 1.92m.

However, the Japanese athlete clips the bar on all three attempts at 1.96 m - he will leave Dubai with bronze from this competition.

8:35 pm - World Record!

More history made at these championships, as Khusniddin Norbekov of Uzbekistan extends his own mark to 16.39m in the Men's Shot Put F35.

But just minutes later, China's Fu Xinhan betters Norbekov by throwing a huge 16.53m!

Oh, hang on, Norbekov's broken it again! And he's gone past the 17m barrier - it's 17.32m!

8:15 pm - High jump begins

The first high jump final of the Championships is underway, with the men's T64 event currently underway.

The leaders have the bar at 1.84m currently.

7:50 pm - Hollie Arnold: Gold medals stay forever

Hollie Arnold's Championship Record of 44.73m sealed the Women's Javelin F46 gold medal for Britain.

New Zealand's Holly Robinson finished second, while Venezuelan Naibys Morillo finished third.

Team GB are now up to fourth in the medal table, one behind third-placed Brazil and two-behind Ukraine in second. China well out in front.

Arnold's victory means all eyes are on Tokyo now...

"That fourth (World) title means so much to be after such and up and down year for me," she said after to media.

"I felt like old Hollie again, and I can't wait for Tokyo (2020) now... I'm hoping to break the World Record out there.

"I was upset to lose the World Record (earlier this year), but gold medals like these stay for ever."

7:40 pm - Floors is a four-time champ!

The Men's 100m T64 gold has gone to semi-final World Record breaker Johannes Floors, who has won his fourth World Championship!

The German finished in 10.60 seconds, while second place finisher Mpumelelo Mhlongo from South Africa has bettered his T44 World Record from the semi-finals, with 11:00 seconds.

Bronze goes to Germany's Felix Streng.

Floors was obviously ecstatic after his win. Here's what he said:

"I can't put it into words. I hope I am glowing outside as much as I am beaming inside. It was an incredible race.

"I am still using the same prosthetic I have been using the last four years, but I have trained a lot to get out of the blocks better."

What a fitting finish to the final medal event on the track this evening. Now, over to the field events.

7:33 pm - Zou has done the double

China's Zou Lihong can now add the Women's 1500m T54 title to her earlier 800m victory. She finished in 3:34:09.

Australian Madison de Rosario screamed down the back straight in a late dash to take second, while USA's Amanda McGrory was edged into third.

7:24 pm - Gold for Zhu

China's Zhu Dening wins a brilliant Men's 100m T38 in 11.00 seconds.

Team GB's Thomas Young has been awarded second in a photo finish just behind Zhu.

The moustached man from Australia, Evan O'Hanlon finished third - but seems irked by that race and has rushed off with no interviews. Fun Fact: He flies off tomorrow to pilot the Aussie Olympic bobsleigh team. Talk about talent.

7:12 pm - Russia take photo finish

Margarita Goncharova has JUST held off the challenge of reigning world champ Britain's Kadeena Cox (silver) to win gold in the Women's 400m T38.

The Russian set a new Championship Record of 1:02.08.

Bronze went to Sonia Mansour of Tunisia with an African Record.

7:05 pm - What an UPSET!

The Men's 400m T11 has been won by Timothee Adolphe in 50.91 seconds. His maiden title!

World Champion Mendes Da Silva of Brazil was overtaken by the Frenchman on the line, taking silver.

Spanish Paralympic champion Gerard Descarrega gassed out on the back straight to finish third, but was disqualified: Meaning another Brazilian medal in the form of Gomes de Souza in bronze.

Adolphe said this afterwards:

"I feel very emotional right now. It was difficult, I was tired, the race was tiring.

"After 200m I said to myself, 'OK, we will go for bronze.' After 300m I said 'Let's try to get silver and when we got to the finish line'.

"I give it everything I have, and it was enough. It was super dramatic."

Timothee Adolphe embraces his coach after winning a first world title

6.55 pm - Vdovin smashes it

It's a Russian one-two in the Men's 100m T37 as Andrei Vdovin wins in 11.18 seconds, ahead of his compatriot Chermen Kobesov in second.

Unfortunately it was a heavily wind-assisted race, so the World Record of 11.42 seconds remains in tact.

Vdovin showed his class in the last 50m to ease away, and he is the World Champion for the third time.

Indonesia's Saptoyoga Purnomo takes bronze.

6:53 pm - Championship Record

At the midway point of the Women's Javelin F46, Great Britain's Hollie Arnold has broken her own Championship Record to take the lead.

6:45 pm - World title number TEN for Durand

Omara Durand has never lost a world championship final for good reason, and now she can add the Women's 100m T12 gold to her collection.

The Cuban finished in 11.66 seconds, meaning she just missed out on breaking her own Championship Record.

Spain's Adiaratou Iglesias finished second, while Viviane Ferreira of Brazil was third.

6:38 pm - Wahoram streaks to gold

Thailand's Prawat Wahoram has won the Men's 1500m T54 in 3.00.20.

China's Yong Zhang took the silver, while Paralympic legend Marcel Hug of Switzerland seals bronze.

6:15 pm - Dutch out in force

Netherlands thrower Noelle Roorda will be the envy of the other athletes in the Women's Javelin F46 final, as her fan club start making their voices heard.

Hollie Arnold of Great Britain leads, with New Zealand's Holly Robinson in second, while Roorda sits in third after Round One.

The stadium commentator has just said over the tannoy: "Hollie, Holly, and Noelle are leading in the javelin, a bit of a Christmas-y theme going."

Dutch fans get behind their athlete

6:00 pm - A cool and clear night

The first three medal events this evening have begun, with the Women's Javelin T46, Men's Discus F56 and Women's Shot Put F32.

Happily for the athletes and spectators, the weather has normalised somewhat to a cool and clear night with good visibility.

It's also very windy, with a likely impact being some fast sprint times.

5:47 pm - World Record update

Hello and welcome back to the live blog.

This morning in Dubai saw World Records broken in the first two events of the day!

Ukraine's Zoia Ovsii set a new mark of 25.23m in the Women's Club Throw F51 final, while Chinese athlete Yuping Zhao reached 46.00m to make history in the Women's Javelin Throw F13 final.

In the women's 100m T47 heats, USA's Deja Young then broke the T46 World Record by running 11.92 seconds.


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