Gold Coast 2018: Record-breaker Sophie Hahn wins gold

English Paralympic champion shines on Australian soil in 100m T38 12 Apr 2018
a female Para sprinter punches the air

Sophie Hahn set a new Commonwealth Games record in the 100m T38

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Five-time world champion and Rio 2016 gold medallist Sophie Hahn delivered the standout athletics performance of the fifth day of competition (12 April) at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games by winning the women’s 100m T38 event.

The English 21-year-old sprinter also set a Commonwealth Games record time of 12.46. She was followed by Australian 15-year-old teenage talent Rhiannon Clarke (13.17) and Wales’ London 2012 bronze medallist Olivia Breen (13.35).

There was a South Africa’s 1-2 in the men’s 100m T12 as 32-year-old Ndodomzi Ntutu (11.02) cross the finish line ahead of compatriot and four-time Paralympic champion Hilton Langenhoven (11.27). Malaysia’s 23-year-old Muhamad Afiq Mohamad Ali Hanafiah (11.28) collected bronze.

The athletics competition will continue on Friday (13 April) with the men’s 100m T47.