CLARK’S NEW MARK

Athletics Weekly - - Action -

BRE­ANNA CLARK was a de­lighted win­ner on day five of the cham­pi­onships as the 23-year-old added the world T20 400m ti­tle to her Par­a­lympic gold from Rio, also im­prov­ing her own world record. Clock­ing 56.33, the Amer­i­can won by more than three sec­onds.

“To break the world record, it is awe­some. It is bet­ter than Brazil,” said the sprinter, who has autism and is the daugh­ter of Ros­alyn Clark, win­ner of 4x400m sil­ver as Ros­alyn Bryant at the 1976 Olympics in Mon­treal.

“My coach and my mum are the ones who en­cour­aged me to fight for this medal but they are not here with me. I must say ‘thank you mum!’”

With GB’s dou­ble Par­a­lympic cham­pion Libby Clegg miss­ing through in­jury, China’s Zhou Guo­hua com­pleted a T11 sprint dou­ble, win­ning the 100m ti­tle in 12.16 af­ter her 200m suc­cess on Mon­day. An­other gold for China was claimed by Huimin Zhong in the F11 javelin as she threw a championship record 26.05m. Fresh from win­ning 100m gold, Zhou also con­tested the javelin and fin­ished fifth.

GB’s Sabrina For­tune placed sixth in the F20 shot put, while Polly Ma­ton placed fifth in the T47 100m be­hind Amer­i­can win­ner Deja Young.

Bre­anna Clark: 400m

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