Berlin 2018: Five moments from history

European Championships have produced memorable performances 17 Aug 2018
By IPC

The Berlin 2018 World Para Athletics European Championships get underway in just three days’ time (Monday 20 August), but before the action starts here is a reminder of five top moments from previous competitions.

1. Age was no barrier for Ireland’s Noelle Lenihan, who was just 16-years-old when she smashed her own world record in the discus F38 at Grosseto 2016. Lenihan’s 32.14m first-round throw added a massive 50 centimetres on to her previous best set at Doha 2015.

2. Great Britain’s Georgie Hermitage was one of the star performers at Grosseto 2016, winning four gold medals. She set new world records in the 200m and 400m T37 and a championship record over 100m, before helping the GB &NI relay quartet to secure gold in world record time.

3. The men’s high jump T44 competition at Swansea 2014 lived up to expectations as both eventual winner Maciej Lepiato of Poland and Great Britain’s silver medallist Jonathan Broom-Edwards broke the previous world record, clearing 2.15m at the first attempt. Lepiato went on to clear 2.17m for gold.

4. Germany’s Birgit Kober topped the podium twice at Stadskanaal 2012 - winning gold in both the javelin F52/53/33/34 and shot put F34. Kober set a shot put world record in the process with a throw of 10.06m – the first in her class to go beyond the 10-metre mark.

5. French athlete Assia El Hannoui had won four gold at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens – she continued that superb form at Espoo 2005 with a clean sweep of victories, winning the 200m, 400m and 800m T12.

Every minute of the Berlin 2018 European Championships will be streamed live on the World Para Athletics website . Visit the Berlin 2018 website for live results, full schedule, highlights and latest news.