ALEK­SANDR THE GREAT HEADS RECORD-BREAK­ERS

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THE best se­ries of the week went to Uzbek­istan’s F13 world record-holder javelin thrower Alek­sandr Svech­nikov.

He started with a championship best 66.72m which he then im­proved to 67.57m and 68.07m with his next two throws. He didn’t stop there as he made it record No.4 with a 68.19m but those first four were just a warmup for the fifth as there, with the crowd be­hind him, the javelin sailed to a world record 71.01m.

He couldn’t quite re­peat that in the fi­nal round but still threw 70.17m to bet­ter the old world record.

An­other to might­ily im­press was Trinidad’s Akeem Ste­wart in the F44 shot. He im­proved the F43 shot world record from 14.21m by an in­cred­i­ble four me­tres with a 18.34m open­ing throw.

Then in round four, he im­proved that to 19.08m, which is also in ex­cess of the F44 world mark. To show it was not a fluke he also threw 19.01m in the fifth round.

He drew even more gasps in the ear­lier javelin.

There he achieved a world record­break­ing throw of 57.61m in the sec­ond round with­out a run up!

Other no­table record set­ters in­cluded vis­ually-im­paired Isaac JeanPaul, who im­proved his own T13 world record three times to win with 2.17m, adding seven cen­time­tres to his pre­vi­ous best.

There was an­other world record­break­ing per­for­mance in the T47 200m as Petrú­cio Fer­reira dos San­tos was hugely im­pres­sive in cross­ing the line with 21.21 on the clock to lead a Brazil 1-2 ahead of Yo­hans­son Nasci­mento. His win com­pleted a sprint dou­ble af­ter his 100m suc­cess, which was also se­cured in a world record time.

There was a world record-break­ing per­for­mance in the men’s F38 javelin fi­nal as Aus­tralia’s Jay­den Sawyer im­proved to 52.96m to take the ti­tle ahead of South Africa’s Rein­hardt Ham­man with 50.48m.

Al­ge­rian Lo­houari Bahlaz set the fi­nal world record with a 11.08m win­ning throw in the F32 shot.

Jay­den Sawyer: world record in F38 javelin from the Aus­tralian thrower

Alek­sandr Svech­nikov: great se­ries in F13 javelin to take gold for Uzbek­istan

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