Castillo completes hat trick of golds at IPC Athletics World Champs

27 Jan 2011

Cuba’s Yunidis Castillo picked up her third gold medal of the IPC Athletics World Championships with victory in the women’s T46 400m this morning.

Having already won the 100m and 200m, she set a new championship record of 24.86secs in securing her hat trick. Nikol Rodomakina (Russia) took silver and Great Britain’s Sally Brown was third.

Another to produce a multi gold medal winning effort was Tunisia’s Abderrahim Zhiou in the men’s 5000m T12 event. Having earlier won the 1500m, he outsprinted Kenya’s Henry Kirwa to win in 14:40.06, a new championship record. Algeria’s Nacereddine Kerfas was third. Zhiou is now looking to add a third gold medal in the 800m.

Ilse Hayes, of South Africa, also picked up her second gold medal with a leap of 5.80m in the F13 long jump. Second was Australian Jessica Gallagher with Bulgaria’s Hanna Kaniuk taking the bronze.

In total there were four world records in the morning session. The first was in the men’s F33/34 javelin where Thierry Cibone threw 35.91m, to beat the old record by 0.01m. Former record holder Faouzi Rzig (Tunisia) was second ahead of countryman Mohamed Ali Krid.

Egypt’s Ia Abdelwareth was the second world record of the morning in the men’s F37/38 shot put. His throw of 15.58m was 0.36m better than the old mark that had been held by second placegetter Oleksandr Doroshenko of Ukraine. Poland’s Tomasz Blatkiewicz was third.

Aigars Apinis (Latvia) bettered his own world record in the men’s F51/52/53 discus with a throw of 20.88m (998pts), 0.41m better than his pervious best. In finishing second Joze Flere of Slovenia set a new championship record of 10.23m for the F51 class. Jordan’s Yassen Mohammad was third.

The Chinese 4X400m T53/54 team of Ting Zhang, Lisha Huang, Wenjun Liu and Hongzhuan Zhou set a new world time of 3:36.11, beating the previous best by 10 seconds. The United States was second.

Ukraine’s Roman Pavlyk was too quick out of the blocks in the men’s T36 200m, winning in 24.47secs from world record holder Wa Wai So (Hong Kong) and Great Britain’s Benjamin Rushgrove.

It was a Brazil quinella in the men’s T11 400m with Lucas Prado setting a new championship record of 51.19secs from Daniel Silva with Namibia’s Ananias Shikongo third.

Maciej Lepiato (Poland), with a leap of 2.02m, took gold in the men’s F46 high jump from Hongjie Chen (China) the silver medallist and world record holder Jeff Skiba of the United States taking the bronze.

World champion Bill Marinkovic, of Austria, took out the gold medal in the F11 javelin with a throw of 47.47m. Anibal Bello (Venezuela) was second and China’s Duan Li took the bronze.

In total 39 World records and 107 Championship records have been set over the five days.