IT’S SUPER SATURDAY AGAIN!
WORLD record-breaking performances by a tremendous trio made for a golden Super Saturday for the host nation.
Hollie Arnold, Sophie Hahn and Sammi Kinghorn were all hugely impressive in winning the F46 javelin, T38 200m and T53 200m respectively.
GB team co-captain Arnold, who won the Paralympic title in Rio after finishing fifth in London five years ago, opened with a championship record 41.38m which she improved to 42.13m in the second round. With the crowd giving her fantastic support, the Briton, who was born without her right forearm, unleashed a 43.02m throw in the fourth round to improve her world record.
Despite her fantastic series, it wasn’t a clear victory as New Zealand’s Holly Robinson threw an Oceanian record 41.83m and then came even closer with a 42.41m final throw.
“I just feel amazing, it was a great series,” said the winner after claiming her third world
title. “I couldn’t have gone out there and done any better today, but I know there’s so much more to come.”
Hahn was a class apart in her event, winning in lane nine with a superb 26.11.
Lindy Ave of Germany was second in 27.02, just edging past Britain’s Kadeena Cox in the final 20 metres. Cox set a PB 27.15 for bronze and now races the 100m and 400m.
“It feels absolutely incredible and to break a world record in front of a home crowd is phenomenal,” Hahn said.
Kinghorn continued the momentum, with the wheelchair racer building up a good lead after a strong start. She held her advantage to improve her world record to 28.61.
Australia’s Angela Ballard was second in 29.09.
“Gold. I can’t believe it,” said the winner. “That crowd was incredible!”
Algerian Nassima Saifi won the F57 discus with a 34.05m throw, as Ireland’s Orla Barry secured silver with 28.89m.
Holly Arnold: GB team co-captain leads by example with a record-breaking win
Sophie Hahn: wins her first global 200m gold and is joined on the podium by fellow Briton Kadeena Cox
Sammi Kinghorn: storms to 200m