Multiple world records fall at Para World Championships in Dubai

With three more days of competition ahead, nine new world records have been achieved, in running and wheelchair racing alone

November 12th, 2019 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , ,

Numerous world records have fallen, many of them in running and wheelchair racing events at the WPA Championships in Dubai. Here’s the list so far, as competition continues until Friday in the UAE.

Women’s T34 100m

Five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft of Great Britain set a new WR at 16.77 to secure her fifth consecutive 100m title and her 11th world title. Her countrywoman Kare Adenegan, who took the silver medal, held the previous mark.

Women’s T38 100m

The UK’s Sophie Hahn broke her own WR with her 12.38 performance for the gold medal on Tuesday. It was her fourth straight WPA title.

Women’s T46 100m

Deja Young of the US broke the world record in the heats of the T47 race. Her time was 11.92.

Women’s T47 100m

Brittni Mason of the US ran 11.89 for the gold medal and a new world record.

Women’s T36 200m

Yiting Shi of China flew to victory in 28.54.

Men’s T36 100m

James Turner of Australia set a new WR on day four of competition with his 11.72 performance, breaking Mohamad Puzi of Malaysia’s record of 11.87. (Puzi took bronze in the race.)

Men’s T35 200m

Ihor Tsvietov of Ukraine dominated in 23.04.

Men’s T12 400m

Abdeslam Hill of Morocco roared across the finish line in 47.89.

Men’s T37 400m

Andrei Vdovin of Russia finished in 59.45.

Lakatos wins his 13th WPA Championship title

In other WPA Championships news, Canadian Paralympian Brent Lakatos has won another gold medal for Canada, this time in the men’s T53 800m, in which he finished in 1:40.59. This was Lakatos’s 13th WPA Championship title. Earlier in the competition he won gold in the men’s T53 100m and silver in the 400m.

RELATED: Lakatos wins Canada’s first two medals at World Para Athletics Championships

Austin Ingram of Petawawa, Ont. will compete in the men’s T13 100m tomorrow, Lakatos and Josh Cassidy will race the 5,000m qualifiers and Amanda Rummery will appear in the women’s T47 200m. Watch for Diane Roy and Jessica Frotten in the women’s T54 5,000m final.

Para classifications

In Para athletics, athletes are classified according to the degree of limitation resulting from their impairment.

T/F51, T/F52, T/F53, T/F54, F55, F56, F57 refer to athletes who compete in a wheelchair. The lower the number, the higher the degree of activity limitation.

F40, F41 refer to athletes of short stature who compete while standing. T/F42, T/F43, T/F44 refer to athletes with a lower limb loss or limitation who compete while standing. T/F45, T/F46 and T/F47 refer to athletes with an upper limb loss or limitation who compete while standing.

F31, T/F32, T/F33 and T/F34 refer to athletes with athetosis, ataxia and/or hypertonia who compete in a wheelchair. T/F35, T/F36, T/F37 and T/F38 refer to athletes with athetosis, ataxia and/or hypertonia who compete in a standing position.

T/F11, T/F refers to athletes who are blind. T/F12 refers to athletes with very limited vision, and T/F13 refers to athletes with limited vision.

For more information on athlete classification, click here.

Four days of competition remain in the WPA Championships, with competition wrapping up on Friday. You can catch all the action in Dubai at the free CBC Gem streaming servicecbcsports.ca, the CBC sports app for IOS or Android, or the Canadian Paralympic Team Facebook page. For full results, click here.