World Para Athletics Championships 2019 | DAY 8 AS IT HAPPENED

Re-live the penultimate day of action in Dubai, where Jaryd Clifford sealed a memorable distance double.

By ZK Goh and Andrew Binner
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 eight (Thursday 14th November).

While you're here, you may also want to check out yesterday's blog, where Deja Young gained redemption, and Markus Rehm reigned supreme.

You can watch the Championships on Olympic Channel. Please note coverage is subject to territorial restrictions and may not be available in your territory.

We've got you covered here too! Just scroll down for all the text commentary and updates.

All times below are Dubai time (UTC +4 hours). Latest updates first. Please refresh the page for latest updates.

9:18 pm - Championship Record

The 22nd, and final gold medal of the evening goes to Sabrina Fortune.

The Brit threw a brilliant CR of 13.91m to win the Women's Shot Put F20.

Silver went to Ukraine's Anastasiia Mysnyk, while Glore Agblemagnon took bronze.

Join us again tomorrow from 6:00 pm local time, where all 16 events will be medal finals. We're already excited!

9:09 pm - A golden finish for USA

Jeremy Campbell has sealed another world title for the USA, winning the Men's Discus F64 with a 61.04m throw.

His compatriot David Blair was second, while Ivan Katanusic was third.

9:00 - USA clinch relay thriller

Deja Young, Noah Malone, Jaleen Roberts and Erik Hightower have sealed gold in the Universal 4x100m Relay in 46.94 seconds.

China were pipped on the back straight to win silver, while Russia take home the bronze.

8:32 pm - Khrupin crushes it

Aleksandr Khrupin has won the Men's Shot Put F33 gold medal for Russia with a throw of 11.21m.

Algeria's Kamel Kardjena takes second place, while Iran's Mohammadreza Ahmadi is third.

8:30 pm - Clifford does the double

Jaryd Clifford has added the Men's 5000m T13 title, to his 1500m victory here in Dubai.

The Aussie was the only runner in the leading pack using a guide, and the pair simply took off with 250m to go, overtaking Yassine Ouhdadi el Ataby of Spain to finish with a Continental Record of 14:40.40.

El Ataby's new European Record helped him to silver, while Aleksandr Kostin finished with bronze.

8:26 pm - ANOTHER world champ out!

Just over the midway point in the Men's 5000m T13, and reigning world champion Youssef Benibrahim has dropped out due to an injury.

The door is open!

8:42 pm - Hat-trick!

Sam Grewe has bagged the Men's High Jump T63 for a third-consecutive year, with a new Championship Record of 1.86m

After winning the event, the USA jumper attempted to set a new World Record at 1.91m, but JUST missed out.

It was an India two-three via. Sharad Kumar and Mariyappan Thangavelu respectively.

8:05 pm - World champ beaten

Despite starting fastest and setting a Personal Best time, previous 100m T52 World Champion Teruyo Tanaka has to settle for second place.

USA's Kerry Morgan won the gold in 21.16 seconds, while Tanaka's Japanese teammate Yuka Kiyama claimed bronze.

A quick mention for Marieke Vervoort. The Belgian won Paralympic gold and bronze over this distance at London 2012 and Rio 2016 respectively, before ending her life through euthanasia in October this year.

7:55 pm - Rabotnitskiy seals T20 thiller

Alexander Rabotnitskiy has run the perfect race to take gold in the Men's 1500m T20 in 3:57:28.

There was an astonishing fun from Portugal's Sandro Correia Baessa, who charged through from the back in the final straight to take the silver medal.

Poland's Daniel Pek was third.

7:40 pm - Forward flip!

There's a range of techniques being employed in the Men's High Jump T63, but the most dramatic is definitely that of Hamada Hassan.

The Egyptian runs in a straight line towards the bar, before successfully forward flipping over it!

This isn't just for the crowd either, as he moves into second place, having cleared 1.63m.

7:32 pm - Raoua reigns supreme

In the end, Raoua Tlili couldn't improve her Women's Shot Put F41 Championship Record of 10.33m, which was good enough to win the title for the Tunisian.

There were Continental Records for Argentina's Antonella Diaz and Australian Claire Keefer, in second and third respectively.

7:19 pm - Torsunov back with a bang

Evgenii Torsunov has won the Men's Long Jump T36 - his first title for four years.

In fact, the Russian was so dominant, that all six of his attempts would have been good enough for gold!

Brazil's Rodrigo Parreira da Silva sealed silver, while Oleksandr Lytvynenko won the battle of the Ukrainians for bronze.

7:09 pm - Lyle legs it to 200m glory

Great Britain's Maria Lyle has stormed to the Women's 200m T35 gold medal in a time of 30.33 seconds.

Polish athlete Jagoda Kibil scooped the silver, while Mexican Oxana Corso finished in bronze.

6:57 pm - Teenager Mahlangu powers to gold

World Record-holder Ntando Mahlangu has won the first first Men's 200m T61 title ever!

The 17-year-old South African powered away from rival Richard Whitehead in the back straight, to finish in 23.23 seconds.

Four-time World Champion and twice Paralympic champ Whitehead took second, while Germany's Ali Lacin finished third.

6:20 pm - Championship Record!

Tunisia's Raoua Tlili has just thrown 10.33m to break her own Championship Record in the Women's Shot Put F41!

The former World Champion didn't even flinch when she heard the news! She's no doubt looking to improve those figures again before the evening is out.

6:19 pm - Torsunov in the mood

The first three medal events of the evening are the Men's Shot Put F33, Men's Long Jump T36 and Women's Shot Put F41.

Russian Long Jump world record holder Evgenii Torsunov has laid down an early statement of intent, leaping 5.73m with the final jump of Round One to take the lead.

5:50 pm - Disqualification!

Hello and welcome back to Dubai, where the evening session is about to begin.

An update from this morning's races: France and Germany have been disqualified from the Universal Relay, meaning tonight's final will be contested by Russia, China, USA and Spain.

This also means that Germany have not broken the World Record. That honour is instead bestowed upon the Chinese team, who won the following heat in 46.35 seconds.

12:10 pm - New World Records!

Germany have broken the Universal Relay world record in the third heat! It went out very quickly and they came home in 47.05 seconds.

They were just ahead of USA (47.08) in a sprint to the line.

Then China go and break that to regain their world record in the final heat, 46.35 seconds! France (Heat 1) are the last team in the final.

That's where we'll leave the blog for now, with the morning session over. Do come back later this evening at around 5:45 pm when we will resume live coverage from Dubai.

11:40 am - Ukraine win gold

The last gold of this morning session goes to Mariia Pomazan of Ukraine, whose 12.94m was enough to win the women's F35 shot put.

Wang Jun of China took silver, with Brazil's Marivana Oliveira da Nobrega completing the podium.

11:32 am - Gold and a new world record

Brazil's Cicero Lins Nobre has won the men's F57 javelin with a new world record distance of 49.26m.

The previous WR holder, Amanolah Papi of Iran, came second and Syria's Mohamad Mohamad won bronze.

11:27 am - New event: Universal Relay

For the first time at a Paralympic Games or Para Athletics World Championships, a Universal Relay 4x100m will be contested.

Four teams will run in each of four heats this morning, with no automatic qualifiers for the final. The four fastest times overall will make tonight's final.

Each team must select two men and two women, and must have one visually-impaired athlete who begins the race. The second athlete must be from the T42-47 or T61-64 classes, the third leg T35-38, and the final leg T33-34 or T51-54 in racing wheelchairs. There is a maximum limit of two athletes from the T13, T46-47, T38, and T54 categories. There is no set order for the gender of the athletes.

There is no baton; the 'handover' is done by touching the next athlete on any part of their body (or a wheelchair athlete's helmet).

The world record is held by China at 47.57 seconds. There is no Championship Record yet, as this is the event's debut.

11:12 am - El Idrissi wins punishing race

A brutal race in these weather conditions with the temperatures climbing in Dubai, but Morroco's Fatima El Idrissi wins the women's T13 1500m in a time of 4:39.62.

The T12 athlete Francy Osorio of Colombia came home in second and Russia's Elena Pautova, also a T12 runner, won bronze.

11:09 am - The records keep coming

Another World Record to tell you about!

This one came in the T20 women's long jump, where Poland's Karolina Kucharczyk leaped 6.21m to win gold, adding 0.07m to her previous WR.

Silver to Russia's Aleksandra Ruchkina and bronze to Croatian Mikela Ristoski.

10:58 am - Discus medallists all set WRs

So, in addition to the F51 and F53 world records set earlier in the women's discus, Brazil's Elizabeth Rodrigues Gomes wins gold in a new F52 world record throw of 16.89m in her final attempt!

Lebiedieva and Ovsii of Ukraine complete the podium.

10:55 am - James Turner smashes world record!

What an eventful men's T36 800m final!

The world record holder, Evgenii Shvetsov of Russia, goes out strongly early but he runs out of steam coming down the home straight!

He is overtaken by Australia's James Turner, who stormed home in 51.71, absolutely obliterating Shvetsov's mark from London 2012!

The Russian settles for silver with Rio 2016 bronze medallist Will Stedman of New Zealand coming home for bronze.

10:42 am - Another World Record!

An update from the Women's F53 discus throw, where Ukraine have set another world record!

The leader remains Lebiedieva, but her teammate Zoia Ovsii, competing in the F51 class, has moved into second with an F51 World Record of 13.52m.

10:33 am - Gnezdilov clinches gold!

That World Record-equalling fourth attempt from Russian Denis Gnezdilov will be enough to win gold in the F40 shot put!

Tnaiash wins silver and bronze goes to Croatia's Matija Sloup.

10:11 am - New WORLD RECORDS!

Ukraine's Ihor Tsvietov has broken his own T35 100m world record in the morning's heats.

He won his race comfortably in 12.19 to take 0.03 off his old mark.

Meanwhile, in the F40 shot put, Russia's Denis Gnezdilov has equalled Garrah Tnaiash's world record of 10.88m in what is a massive PB for the Russian.

10:04 am - Great Britain 1-2!

It's a second gold of the Championships for Hannah Cockroft in the women's 800m T34!

The Briton stormed home in a new Championship Record time of 1:57.27. Her teammate Kare Adenegan came home second, just an inch ahead of USA's Alexa Halko.

9:57 am - Gold to Saudi Arabia!

Nour Alsana of Saudi Arabia wins the Men's 400m T44 in 53.22!

That's just outside his 53.00 personal best, which is also the IPC's Record Mark for this new classification.

Karim Ramadan of Egypt and Vinay Kumar Lal of India complete the medals.

9:27 am - Sprint to the line!

After 5km, it came down to a 200m sprint to the line!

Kenya's Samuel Mushai Kimani wins! It's a season's best 15:45.32. Fedor Rudakov of Russia and Shinya Wada of Japan complete the medallists.

Wada's personal cheering section are going mad!

9:21 am - Four laps to go

Four laps are left in the 5000m race. We've already had a withdrawal of the Polish runner.

Meanwhile, in the stands, lots of schoolchildren have been bussed in to witness the proceedings after poor attendances earlier this week.

Those schoolchildren are having to be told when to cheer, however, meaning the noise isn't particularly organic.

9:15 am - WORLD RECORD!

An early world record to tell you about, in the women's F53 discus.

Ukraine's Iana Lebiedieva, whose previous world best was 14.93, has added over a metre to her own record with a 16.26m throw!

9:09 am - Tactics

The first track final of the morning is about to begin.

It's the T11 Men's 5000m, 12-and-a-half laps of the track. It will be a tactical race. Three of the athletes also have two guides, and will have to negotiate a mid-race changeover.

The World Record for this race has survived since the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

8:45 am - Good morning!

It's a hazy morning here in Dubai as we get ready to open Day 8 of the World Para Athletics Championships.

Just three competition sessions are left, and 10 sets of medals will be on offer this morning.

They will be awarded in the Men's javelin F57, Women's discus F53, Men's shot put F40, Men's 5000m T11, Women's long jump T20, Men's 400m T44, Women's 800m T34, Men's 400m T36, Women's shot put F35, and Women's 1500m T13.

And later we'll have the heats of the Universal Relay. Relays for each of the different set of disability classes have been scrapped for the universal relay, which sees two men and two women in each team from across the range of impairment classifications compete together, hence the name.


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