IPC World Para Athletics Championships: Day Two Opening Session

By Warren Holmes


At the end of the opening session on the second day, Team GB were at the summit of the medal table with two golds, one silver and one bronze medal. 
They continued their medal haul in the opening session of Day 2 as Stefanie Reid won gold in the women’s long jump T44, after winning silver in the same event at the London Paralympics in 2012. 
Tunisia’s Raoua Tlili set a new championship record in the women’s discus F41 with a throw of 32.39, the four-time Olympic gold medallist is already the world record holder. 
Hannah Cockroft stepped onto the podium to receive her gold medal as she broke her own all-time world record on the opening night by finishing in 17.18 seconds with fellow Team GB athlete Kare Adenegan claiming a silver. 
Another Team GB para athlete receiving a medal was Gemma Prescott who received bronze in the women’s club throw F32. 
Australian shot putter, Cameron Crombie, received his gold medal after he set a new world record on the opening day in the men’s shot put F38. 
“I feel really excellent, it’s great to see so many people out supporting a para sport. 
“Especially when you’re in a different country, you don’t expect quite the reception but the crowd was really fantastic, it really spurs you on,” said Crombie. 
Crombie's mother (pictured) said: “I have great difficulty expressing it.
"To see him struggle when he was younger, not realising he had cerebral palsy and then to see him achieve this is amazing.”
Spectators can look forward to a magnificent evening as Paralympic and world champion Richard Whitehead will compete in the men’s 200m T42. 
Kadeena Cox and Sophie Hahn go head-to-head as Team GB will look to secure a gold and silver in the women’s 200m T38. 
Sammie Kinghorn starts as the fastest women in the world ahead of the women's 200m T53, having broken the world record in May.