CLARK’S NEW MARK
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 win