It was a sensational night at the World Para-athletics Championships, which saw Great Britain take seven medals including a tenth world championship gold for Hannah Cockroft, and gold for Georgie Hermitage in world record time. Noelle Lenihan flew the Irish flag high, picking up a silver medal.
Hannah Cockroft stormed to her tenth world championship gold in 58.29 in the women’s 400m T34 Final. It is Cockroft’s third gold medal treble.
In the same race GB’s Kare Adenegan picked up the bronze, with USA’s Alexa Halko taking the silver medal.
Georgie Hermitage powered home in 1:00.29 to successfully defend her T37 400m title, and set a new world record to the delight of the fans inside London Stadium.
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Kyron Duke won a silver medal in the F41 shot put. The Welshman, threw a season’s best 12.28m, but Germany’s Niko Kappel claimed gold with a new world record of 13.81.
In the women’s discus F38, Ireland’s Noelle Lenihan put in a performance beyond her years to win the silver medal.
17 year-old Lenihan’s broke the F38 Discus championship record twice, first with her fourth throw of 31.97m, followed by her final throw of 32.12m, which was only .02m off of her own world record.
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Other GB athletes in action included Richard Chiassaro, Stephen Miller, and Isaac Towers who all won bronze medals.
Rhys Jones finished fifth in the T37 100m final, and in the T12 200m heats Zac Shaw battled bravely finishing 7th, but unfortunately misses out on a place in the final.
At the end of day seven, China sit top of the medal table with 19 golds and 43 overall, with the United States stay in second, with 15 golds and 40 overall, and Great Britian sit strongly in third, with 13 golds and 29 medals overall.
A look ahead to day 8 and British and Irish athletes competing:
19:00 – Women Long Jump T12 Final
19:03 – Women Shot Put F35 Final
19:10 – Men 100m T38 Round 1
19:14 – Women Discus F55 Final
19:22 – Men Shot Put F53 Final
19:26 – Men 200m T47 Round 1
19:43 – Men 200m T11 Final
19:47 – Women Discus F12 Final
19:53 – Men 200m T12 Final – Zac Shaw
20:03 – Men 400m T36 Final – Paul Blake
20:13 – Men 800m T20 Round 1 – Steve Morris and James Hamilton
20:33 – Women 400m T38 Final – Kadeena Cox
20:35 – Men Long Jump T37 Final
20:38 – Women Shot Put F44 Final
20:43 – Men 1500m T11 Final
20:53 – Men 200m T34 Final
21:03 – Men 100m T38 Final
21:13 – Men 100m T51 Final
21:23 – Men 400m T13 Final
21:33 – Men 200m T44 Round 1