Doha 2015 Prediction Panel: Which world record would you most like to see broken?

Ahead of the IPC Athletics World Championships, a panel of experts featuring coaches and journalists explain where they believe records will be broken. 19 Oct 2015 By IPC

It is time to put another question to our Doha Prediction Panel as the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships draw ever nearer. The event kicks off on Wednesday (21 October) and today we ask the question:

Which world record would you most like to see broken?

Two years ago in Lyon, France, there were a phenomenal 52 world records broken and three equalled. Which world record would you like to see fall this time around?

Doha Prediction Panel

Ed Harry - BBC World Service athletics commentator

Guido Bonsen – Head coach of the Dutch para-athletics team

Danny Crates – Former Paralympic, world and European 800m T46 champion and now Paralympic commentator for British television’s Channel 4.

Iryna Dvoskina – Australian Institute of Sport para-athletics coach to multiple world champions

Jan-Willem Buijs – Journalist and reporter for

Today’s question:

Which world record would you most like to see broken?

Ed Harry - The men’s 100m T44 (currently held by US sprinter Jarryd Wallace who clocked 10.71 at the Parapan Am Games in August. Brazil’s Alan Oliveira holds the T43 world record of 10.57)

I've tipped Browne, but there is so much depth now in this classification that I think the winner will have to break the world record to claim the gold. If the world record falls - at least once - then I know how much global interest will be generated. This event has grown year-on-year and has never been better, but if the new world champion produces a record-breaking run then coverage of the event and Paralympic sport will hit a new high.

Guido Bonsen - The women’s 100 m T43/44 (Marlou van Rhijn holds the current T43 world record of 12.82 set in Nottwil this year; the T44 world record of 12.98 was set by the USA’s April Holmes in 2006)

I hope to see the first race with two or three girls breaking 13 seconds. And from a Dutch perspective I hope of course Marlou van Rhijn will break her own world record.

Danny Crates

I don’t know about want to see broken, but I predict with some of the great rivalries in the sprints at the moment, we will see world records fall in the semi finals, as athletes look to stamp their mark.

Iryna Dvoskina

I would like to see the world record for the T46/47 in the men’s 100m broken (the current world record of 10.72 was set by Nigeria’s Ajibola Adeoye in 1992).

Jan-Willem Buijs

With Marlou van Rhijn in furious form this year, running several 100m and 200m T43 world records already. Doha 2015 is the occasion to set a new 200m T43 world record (Van Rhijn clocked 25.64 in Paris, France, in June this year).

Do you agree? Remember, you can share your answers with us too. Send us your views with a tweet to @IPCAthletics using #Doha2015.

Around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries will be in Doha, Qatar, for the IPC Athletics World Championships between 21-31 October. You can watch all the action live at the event website.