Jorgensen breaks world record for second time in eight days

The Dane jumped 6.53m to add 2cm to his own long jump F42 record set just last week. 15 Jun 2015
Denmark’s Daniel Jorgensen after breaking own long jump T42 world record in Grosseto, Italy.

Denmark’s Daniel Jorgensen after breaking own long jump T42 world record in Grosseto, Italy.

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Having survived for almost seven years, Denmark's Daniel Jorgensen broke the long jump F42 world record for the second time in eight days on Saturday (13 June) with a leap of 6.53m at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy.

The 22-year-old European silver medallist first bettered the mark of 6.50m set by Germany's Wojtek Czyz at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games by 1cm on Friday 5 June at a meeting in Leverkusen, Germany.

That record stood for just over a week after Jorgensen added 2cm to his previous best in the find round in Grosseto.

"I am very grateful for this world record. It's awesome, I've bettered of 2 cm in just a few days" said a delighted Jorgensen who earlier in the day won his 100m race in 13.29 seconds. "The conditions were very good, there was no wind. I knew I had that jump in me," said a delighted Jorgensen who earlier in the day won his 100m race in 13.29 seconds.

Strong headwinds during the morning session scuppered any chance of world records over 100m, however a number of world leads were posted during the afternoon session over 400m and 800m.

Mexico's Jorge Gonzales Sauceda (49.21) posted the fastest time this year in the men's 400m T12, as did Great Britain's Paul Blake (55.41) in the men's T36 and Greece's Michail Seitis (52.96) in the men's T44.

The Ukrainian duo of Olena Gliebova (57.44) and Natalia Iezlovetska (1:00.80) also set world lead times for 2015 over 400m in the T13 and T20 classes respectively.

Over 800m, Mexico's Daniela Velasco Maldonado (2:18.31) set the fastest time this year in the women's T12 class, as did Turkey's Oguz Akbulut (1:57.02) in the men's equivalent.

Saturday's action started with multiple 100m races across many classes.

After becoming the world's fastest female para-athlete earlier this year, South Africa's Ilse Hayes (12.42) was well outside of her 11.89 seconds world record running into a 3.3m/s headwind.

So too was home favourite Martina Caironi, May's Allianz Athlete of the Month after posting new 100m and 200m T42 world records last month. On Saturday she won her women's T35-42 race in 15.53.

World champion Sophie Hahn (13.40) was one of three British winners over 100m as she led home a very strong field in the women's T37-38. Other British winners included Sophie Kamlish (14.27) in the women's T43-44 and Ben Rowlings (18.02) in the men's T33-34.

There was also a trio of Turkish winners. Mehmet Tunc (12.18) won the men's T11, Mustafa Kucuk (12.05) the men's T13 and Hamide Kurt (18.39) the women's T34/53-54.

Two South Africans Jonathan Ntutu (11.42) and Fanie van der Merwe (12.17) took the wins in their respective T12 and T37 classes.

Other 100m winners included Saudi Arabia's Asaad Sharaheli (11.98) in the men's T20, Malaysia's Mohammad Puzi (12.48) in the men's T35-36, Canada's Kyle Whitehouse (12.03) in the men's T38, Emanuele Di Marino (12.31) in the men's T43-44 and Portugal's Mario Trindade (19.58) in the men's T51-52.

In addition to the world lead times, the afternoon sessions saw wins in men's 400m races for France's Timothee Adolphe (52.03) in the T11, Morocco's Mohamed Amgoun (49.89) in the T13, South Africa's Charl du Toit (52.10) in the T37/T38, Turkey's Nur Ahmet Akal (54.05) in the T46-47 and Portugal's Mario Trindade (1:04.63) in the T51/T52.

South Africa's Arune Libenberg (58.06) won the women's 400m T35-38/T43-47.

France's Pierre Fairbank (15.97, 50.22, 1:45.72) won all three of his races over 100m, 400m and 800m races in the T53 class and Great Britain's Samantha Kinghorn (57.24 and 1:58.50) did the double in the women's 400 and 800m T34/53 events.

Other 800m winners included Russia's Alexander Rabotnitskiy (1:55.69) in the men's T13-20 T20 and Italy's Spartak Doci (2:21.36) in the men's T36-37-44 T37.

In the field there were four Italian records were set. Giada Agostini (7.43m) led the way winning the women's triple jump T12, whilst national records for F37 athlete Francesca Cipelli (3.41m) in the women's long jump, Francesco D'Anna (5.77m) in the shot put F34 and Moreno Marchetti (9.05m) in the men's shot put F43 were not enough to secure them victories.

Hungary's Krisztina Kalman (13.41m) won the women's club throw F31-32/51 whilst Malaysia's Abdul Latif jumped 6.98m in the final round to win a men's long jump which saw the top finishers all go over six metres.

A third round jump of 5.15m was enough for Russia's Kristina Minakova to comfortably win the women's long jump T20, whilst 5.03m secured victory for Greece's Styliani Smaragdi in the women's F13/35-38/42-47 equivalent.

South Africa's Reinhardt Hamman (47.60m) won the men's javelin F37-38 and his teammate Tyrone Pillay (12.71m) claimed victory in the men's shot put F41-42.

Victories in the triple jump went to Tunisia's Amel Aounia (9.24m) in the women's T20 and Saudi Arabia's Asaad Sharaheli (13.03m) in the men's triple jump T20-47.

Men's shot put winners included Ukraine's Roman Danyliuk (15.42m), who set a new world lead distance in the F12 class in the F11-13 class, Malaysia's Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli (15.42m) in the F20, Greece's Dimitrios Zisidis (8.41m) in the F32, Libya's Mohamad Saeed (6.81m) in the F34, Slovakia's Adrian Matusik (15.43m) in the F43-44, Latvia's Aigars Apinis (9.79m) in the F52-54, and France's Marcelin Walico (10.33m) in the men's F56-57. World record holder Assunta Legante (14.67m/1,200 points), who holds the Paralympic, world and European titles, claimed another crown, this time the Italian title, with a world leading throw in the women's F11-13/F20.

Russia's Antonina Baranova (13.10) won the women's shot put F11-13/20 whilst Latvia's Ivita Strode (6.64m) took the spoils in the F41-42 class.

Grazia Sarchiello (4.54m) in the women's F32, Maria Nicastro (6.56m) in the women's F34 and Antonio Puglisi secured wins for the host nation in discus events. Libya's Mohamad Saeed (24.22m) in the men's F33-34, Great Britain's Sabrina Fortune (37.24m) in the women's F11-13/20, Latvia's Taiga Kantane (23.79m) in the women's F35-38 were the non-Italian discus winners.

Turkish athletes took the spoils in the high jump events with T46 athlete Oguz Gokce (1.61m) winning the men's T12/20/42-47 and Mihirban Kaya (1.26m) the women's T20.

Action will conclude on Sunday in Grosseto. All the results can be found here.