Aussies’ gold rush con­tin­ues

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MADI­SON de Rozario and Vanessa Low have added two more gold medals to Aus­tralia’s haul at the World Para Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships.

De Rozario took out the 800m (T53) fi­nal while Low’s suc­cess in the long jump (T61-63) to add to the four gold medals won by Aus­tralian men dur­ing the first five days of com­pe­ti­tion in Dubai.

Aus­tralia is in the top five of the medal ta­ble with six gold, four silver and five bronze af­ter six days.

The two other Aus­tralian medals on day six were bronze to wheel­chair racer El­iza Ault-Con­nell in the 400m (T54) and Rhi­an­non Clarke in the 100m (T38).

De Rozario, who col­lected the 1500m silver on Mon­day night, said: “The 800 is a tricky one as you don’t have a lot of time and you some­times sec­ond-guess your de­ci­sions ... I saw a gap which was a lit­tle ear­lier in the kick than I would nor­mally do... but I com­mit­ted and fin­ished strong.”

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