11 July 2023

Monday 10 July: New records at Charléty

Second day of competition and two world records in the long jump and club throw. Sporting feats on both sides of the track. A look back at this new day.

Jump side

In the long jump, Germany’s Leon Schaeffer improved his own world record in T63. On his last jump, he topped the competition with a jump of 7m25 and broke the world record by 1cm.

After winning the European and Paralympic titles, Fleur Jong claimed her first world title in the T64 category. After two failed attempts, the Dutchwoman, used to the Charléty vault, finally reassured herself in the third with a jump of 6m17, then 6m28 in the fifth (20 cm from her own world record). Her compatriot Marlène Van Gansewinkel took the second step (5m40) and Japan’s Maya Nakanishi completed the table (5m38).

In this competition, France’s Typhaine Soldé only managed one attempt at 3m63 and came last in the competition.

Surprise in the high jump, with two gold medals awarded. Poland’s Maciej Lepiato and Great Britain’s Jonathan Broom-Edwards put on a perfect show with successful jumps from the very first attempt. Nothing could separate them and they finished the competition at 2m05.

Throwing side

The second world record of the day was in the F32 club throw. China’s Qing Bo threw 46m60 to improve on the previous world record by one metre and win the title.

In the F57 javelin throw, it was Turkey’s Muhammet Khalvandi who took victory over Iran’s Amanomah Papi. The Turkish delegation appealed and won the case.

In the same competition, France’s Vitolio Kavakava finished 5th.

Track side

The evening got off to a samba start with the victory of Brazilian Ricardo Gomes. In the T37 100m, he won in 11.21s, setting a World Championships record ahead of Indonesia’s Saptoyogo Purnomo (Asian record of 11.27s). The podium was completed by another Brazilian, Christian Luiz Da Costa.

In the women’s T13 100m final, it took a long time and a photo finish to decide between them, but it was Lamiya Valiyeva (Azebaijan) who took the world champion title ahead of Spain’s Adiaratou Iglesias.

In the 100m T38, Jaydin Blackwell confirmed his enormous time from the heats and became world champion in the category in 10.92s, ahead of China’s Dening Zhu and his compatriot Nick Mayhugh. Frenchman Dimitri Jozwicki finished fifth.

Julien Casoli and Thibault Daurat also missed out on medals in the T54 5000m. The two Frenchmen finished sixth and eighth respectively in a final marked by the performance of Marcel Hug. The man nicknamed “the silver bullet” literally killed the race from the very first laps. The multiple Swiss world champion took another title with a time of 9:35.78, almost a lap ahead of his rivals.

In the 400m T11 heats, Timothée Adolphe (Guide: Jeffrey Lami) and Trésor Makunda (Guide: Lucas Mathonat) qualified for the semi-finals. Timothée won his heat in 51.63s. Trésor, for her part, finished 3rd in her heat but moved on to the next round thanks to her time of 51.77s.

Grandstand side

In all, just over 10,000 spectators attended the many performances on Monday. After the concert by The Avener, there was plenty of entertainment to keep the audience entertained, and we were lucky enough to witness a marriage proposal.

This Tuesday, it’s Breakbot & Irfane’s turn to do the pre-session show before the appearance of new disability categories such as the 400m or the intellectually disabled shot put (T20). The day’s programme will also include 18 medal events.