5 Things We Learned: Berlin Grand Prix

London 2017 countdown is on following final Grand Prix of the season. 21 Jun 2017
man jumps horizontally over high jump bar

Poland's Maciej Lepiato came close to breaking the high jump T44 world record at the Berlin Grand Prix.


After another record-breaking Grand Prix in Berlin, Germany, we look back at the key things we learned from the weekend's action.

2017 Grand Prix series officially over – next up the World Para Athletics Championships

The Berlin Grand Prix was the last of nine to take place around the world this year, running from 17-18 June – and the final Grand Prix before the World Para Athletics Championships get underway in July.

World record tally keeps rising

Brazil’s Andre Rocha notched up his third world record of the year in the men’s shot put F52 in Berlin; he also extended the discus F52 world record he set earlier this month. A phenomenal 30 world records have been broken throughout the 2017 Grand Prix series.

Field eventers in fantastic form

Paralympic champions Sebastian Dietz, Niko Kappel, Azeddine Nouri, Hilton Langenhoven and Maciej Lepiato were all in winning form in Berlin. Watch out London 2017!

Caironi going for double gold in London

Italy’s Martina Caironi cemented her place as favourite in both the 100m and long jump T42 at this year’s World Championships after leaping 4.51m in Berlin.

Lepiato is ready to raise the bar

Poland’s reigning world and Paralympic high jump T44 champion Maciej Lepiato cleared 2.15m before attempting to break his world record mark (2.19m) with the bar at 2.20m. He didn’t manage it this time but his rivals best beware…”I have a strong feeling it will come in London,” he said afterwards.