ALEKSANDR THE GREAT HEADS RECORD-BREAKERS
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