World Para Athletics Championships 2019 | Day 9 as it happened

A look back at a dramatic final evening of action in Dubai, which included no less than SIX world records.

By Andrew Binner and ZK Goh
Para Athletics

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

Find out what happened on the final day of action, which included two new World Championship finals, below.

While you're here, you may also want to check out the blog for day eight (Thursday 14th November), where Australian Jaryd Clifford's sprint finish sealed a distance double.

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9:01 pm - That's it from Dubai

That is it for the World Champs, where huge credit must go not only to the athletes involved, but to host city Dubai for putting on such an excellent event.

It was a fitting end to a fortnight that had everything, from over 50 World Records to a sandstorm!

The last thing to do is congratulate China, for easily finishing top of the medal table with 25 golds. Brazil edged Great Britain to second place in the end, with 14 and 13 golds respectively.

The next time all these athletes will meet will be at Tokyo 2020, so we'll see you there.

See you in Tokyo, Leon Schaefer!

9:00 pm - Raja roars to gold

Raja Jebali has won the last medal of the 2019 Para Athletics World Championships.

The Tunisian set a Championship Record of 8.63m.

Poland's Renata Slwinska took silver and Lauritta Onye of Nigeria won bronze.

8:37 pm - Salazar sizzles

Colombia's Erica Castano Salazar has won the Women's Discus F55 with a Peronsal Best throw of 23.97m

China win another silver medal, via. Feixia Dong, while Mexican Rosa Guerrero Cazares seals bronze.

8:19 pm - Kornobys takes it

Lucyna Kornobys of Poland has won the Women's Shot Put F33 with a new World Record of 7.81m.

Svetlana Krivenok of Russia settles for second, while Fouzia El Kassioui winning bronze for Morocco.

8:15 pm - Huge from Jebali

Raja Jebali has just sent a shot into space!

The Tunisian lets out a shriek of happiness as she takes first place in the Women's Shot Put F40 with a Championship Record of 8.63m.

8:02 pm - Zhu snatches long jump gold

With his final attempt in the men's T38 long jump, China's Zhu Dening has leapt to the gold medal!

His 6.61m attempt knocked Mykyta Senyk, the long-time leader from Ukraine, off top spot, before Russia's Khetag Khinchakov jumped 6.42m to regain his second-place spot.

Senyk ended up with bronze.

8:00 pm - Japan 1-2-3!

Three-time Tomoki Sato has just won the Men's 1500m T52 by around 300m! His time of 3:39.99 was a new Championship Record.

How fitting, a year before the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and in the final track meeting of these World Championships, that three Japan athletes should take the podium.

Hirokazu Ueyonabaru took the silver medal, with Tomoya Ito in bronze.

The next Para Athletics World Champs also takes place in Japan in 2021, so expect to see these names up in lights for the next two years!

7:50 pm - ME-XI-CO!

Mexico's Monica Rodriguez Saavedra has won gold in the Women's 1500m T11, where athletes run with guides.

Second place goes to He Shanshan, while Kenya's Nancy Koech takes third place to the delight of her fans in the stands.

Kenyan fans cheering their distance runners on

7:38 pm - Canada to the fore

World Record holder Nate Riech has taken the Men's 1500m T38 gold medal.

The Canadian finished in 4:05.70 - a new Championship Record, streaks ahead of Algeria's Abdelkrim Krai in second.

Third went to Australian Deon Kenzie.

7:26 pm - World Record!

Lucyna Kornobys of Poland is the latest to get in on the World Record act, taking the Women's Shot Put F33 top spot with a whopping 7.81m!

There are four throwers remaining.

7:25 pm - Cinnamo seals gold

Joshua Cinnamo's World Record throw of 16.80m unsurprisingly confirms his gold medal in the Men's Shot Put F46.

A Personal Best means Canada's Greg Stewart takes the silver home, while Russia's Nikita Prokhorov wins bronze.

7:22 pm - Championship Record for home hero!

Mohamed Alhammadi of UAE has added the Men's 800m T34 CR (1:44.36) to the World Record he already had in the event.

Tunisia's Walid Ktila scoops silver and bronze goes to Wang Yang.

7:11 pm - Clark too good

Breanna Clark seals Women's 400m T20 title for the USA in 56.36 seconds.

The American's own World Record wasn't in danger of being broken there, but the post-race dance was world class!

Silver goes to Yuliia Shuliar of Ukraine, while Carina Paim wins bronze for Portugal.

7:06 pm - Floors has floored it!

Johannes Floors has set a new Men's 400m T62 World Record of 45.78 seconds!

There was plenty of daylight between the German and second-placed Olivier Hendricks of Netherlands, while Nick Rogers finished third.

That's a 100m/400m double for Floors.

6:54 pm - Vikings get their gold

Daniel Wagner has sent those Danish fans into raptures, edging the Men's 100m T63 gold medal!

The Dane finished in 12.32 seconds, a well-timed dip ahead of Germany's Leon Schaefer.

The new world champ just celebrated in front of the cameras with a standing flip!

Bronze went to Vinicius Goncalves of Brazil, while there was a T42 World Record for fourth-placed Anton Prokhorov.

6:50 pm - A good crowd

The best crowd has been saved until last, with most of the grandstand full this evening.

Special shout out to the Danish fans, who've rocked up wearing Viking-inspired hats!

Danish fans in Dubai
The biggest crowd yet enjoy the final day action

6:40 pm - Tsvietov SMASHES own World Record

The Men's 100m T35 gold medal has gone to Ihor Tsvietov, who broke his own World Record from yesterday, in 11.77 seconds.

In fact, all three podium finishers broke the record!

Russians Artem Kalashian (silver) and Dmitrii Safronov (bronze) couldn't quite catch the Ukrainian, but pushed him all the way.

6:32 pm - Wen hangs on for World Record

Wen Xiaoyan was pushed all the way by Mandy Francois-Elie (silver), but the Chinese held on to set a new World Record of 27.11 seconds in the Women's 200m T37.

It's Wen's fourth at these games, and the 50th World Record broken overall.

Third went to Wen's compatriot Jiang Fenfen.

6:23 pm - World Record!

Joshua Cinnamo of the USA has recorded a mammoth 16.80m World Record in the Men's Shot Put F46 first round!

Can his rivals respond?

6:21 pm - More British gold

A magnificent start to this evening has seen Great Britain climb to within one place of second-placed Brazil on the medals table!

This time it's Gavin Drysdale, who has won the Men's 100m RR3 in 16.72 seconds.

Silver goes to his compatriot Rafi Solaiman, while Brazilian Adriano Ferreira de Souza took bronze.

6:12 pm - Britain one-two!

Kayleigh Haggo is the first Women's 100m RR3 World Champion ever, in a time of 18.32 seconds.

The swimming instructor blasted out of the blocks on two wheels momentarily, and it was a case of playing catch up for her rivals from there.

Compatriot Ellie Simpson takes silver, while Andrea Overgaard clinches bronze.

6:02 pm - Race for second?

The first events to begin are the Men's Shot Put F46 and Women's Shot Put F33.

It's technically possible for China to be caught, but with nine more gold medals than second-placed Brazil, it would be an awfully good effort for the Brazilians to make up the deficit in one evening!

More realistic is Team GB's ambitions to take second place, as the currently sit just three gold medals off Brazil. Russia have one fewer gold medal still.

Medal table (in order of gold medals won)

5:45 pm - Welcome back, one last time

It's the ninth and final evening of competition here in Dubai, and what an evening it promises to be!

We have two new events making their World Championships debut in the Women's and Men's RR3 100m. This event is for athletes who use a racerunner (a modified tricycle without pedals).

These events are not included on the Paralympic programme for Tokyo 2020.


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