22-year-old Sophie Hahn has done it again, and this time she smashed her own world record too.
The incredible athlete took gold in the T38 100m final in a record-breaking time of 12.38 seconds. This is her fourth consecutive gold in this event at the World Para Athletic Championships and it looks like there is no slowing Sophie Hahn down as she sets her sights on Tokyo 2020.
She told the British Paralympic Association (BPA):
“It was incredible. I did not expect to run that time.”
“I wanted to get a good start and maintain that form and drive towards the line. I wanted to win the gold, but I didn’t know if the world record was possible.”
“I’m so happy that all the work I have put in has paid off. It is just amazing, I cannot believe I have run that time. This medal is very special to me.”
Elsewhere on the track saw Richard Chiassaro claim bronze in the T54 40mm final, this followed a tough year of illness so it was some feat to make it to that podium.
He told the BPA:
“To come out with a medal from it is good. There are some really fast guys in that race, anyone of them could have come out in the medal position, so I’m really pleased with third.
“It just shows I am still medal potential after issues last year. I went from setting European records to pulling out of Europeans with illness. I’m going to relish every minute on that podium.”
Vanessa Wallace also claimed a bronze medal in the F34 shot put event – her first-ever medal in a World Championship.
The medals clocked up by Sophie Hahn, Richard Chiassaro and Vanessa Wallace see the medal table look like this at the end of Day 6:
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Images: 2019 World ParaAthletics Championships Dubai_LPercival