13 July 2023

Wednesday 12 July: Brazilian Razzia in Paris

With a total of 10 medals and 5 world championship titles, the Brazilian delegation completed an already impressive collection of medals. In addition to these medals, they set 2 of the 5 world records for the day. Summary of day 5 of the competition.

Throwing side

A crazy day for Elizabeth RODRIGUES. At the age of 58, she took part in the F54 shot put and F53 discus competitions. In both competitions, she set two world records. In the shot put, she threw 7m75. In the discus, she covered a distance of 17m12.

World record also in the F34 shot put. In this competition, China’s ZOU Lijuan improved on her own record set at the Tokyo Games.

Another Brazilian to perform well is Claudiney BATISTA DOS SANTOS. At the age of 44, he topped the podium and retained his title with a throw of 46m07 (CR) in the F56 discus throw. For India, Yogesh KATHUNIYA won silver (43m17) and Dusan LACZKO took bronze for Slovakia (42m70).

In the small category, Uzbek Bobirjon OMONOV retained his title in the F41 shot put. He won with a new championship record of 14m73, ahead of Germany’s Niko KAPPEL (14m49) and American Hagan LANDRY (13m48).

Length side

Doniyor SALIEV equals the world record in the T12 category. The Uzbek leapt to 7m47, a performance not matched since 2009.

Another Uzbek to perform on the vault at Charléty is Izzat TURGUNOV. With a jump of 5m75 in the T36 category, he won his first world championship title and set a new record for the championships.

Racing side

Before we talk about continuing the Brazilian raid, let’s talk about Breanna CLARK’s very fine performance. In the 400m T20, she improved on her own world record set in Tokyo. A victory in 55.18s and above all a third world title over the distance.

To come back to the Brazilian delegation’s fine performance, it all began in the heats of the 200m T37. The two entries from the South American nation set the two fastest times: 23.17s for Christian LUIZ DA COSTA and 23.53s for Ricardo GOMES.
In the evening’s final, it was a reverse double. Ricardo GOMES wins his second world title in Paris and Christian LUIZ DA COSTA takes silver.

In the semi-finals of the women’s 100m T11, all three heats were won by the Brazilian armada. Direct qualifications for Jerusa GEBER (11.89 – CR), Lorena SALVATINI (12.13) and Thalita SIMPLICIO (12.45). They will attempt a hat-trick in the final this Thursday at 7.15pm.
As for the French competitors, Delya Boulaghlem was disqualified in the morning heat and Tiffany Logette-Lods achieved her goal of reaching the semi-finals, but the final is still too far away.

At the end of the suspense, in the men’s 400m T11, it was once again a Brazilian who won. Felipe de SOUZA GOMES wins in 51.00s. Gerard DESCARREGA gave Spain silver and Timothée ADOLPHE (51.21s) brought France its second medal, also in bronze. Trésor Gauthier MAKUNDA was 4th (52.38s).

Other results from the green, yellow and blue armada included Mpumelelo MHLONGO being crowned world champion in the 100m T44 for the first time in his career. Championship record and fifth career world medal for China’s SHI Yiting in the T36 100m. Spain’s Adiaratou IGLESIAS wins gold in the 200m T13. Nantenin KEITA, Alice METAIS and Celia TERKI finished 5th, 6th and 8th respectively.

After winning the T12 title in Dubai, Norway’s Salum Ageze KASHAFALI won the T13 100m in Paris. As a bonus, he snatched the championship record in 10.45s. The only Frenchman in the final, Axel Zorzi finished 5th.

Grandstand side

Record attendance for the fifth day of competition. In all, 15,000 spectators admired and cheered on the performances. The day will be punctuated by 21 finals, and after DJ Abdel, it will be Amel Bent’s turn to host the early evening.

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