The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that last week’s BT Paralympic World Cup saw five World records broken during Friday’s track and field events.
South African ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius set a new T43 World record in the Men’s 400m recording a time of 47.28 seconds. This beat his previous best time of 47.49s, set at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.
Great Britain’s Richard Whitehead set a new T42 World record in the same race with a time of 57.06s.
In the field, Great Britain’s Daniel Greaves broke his own Discus F44 World record with a throw of 59.27m adding nearly 30cm to his own previous record set earlier this year at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships.
Saudi Arabia’s Hani Alankhilli also broke the Discus World record in the F33 class with a throw of 31.29m. This improved his own world’s best throw, set at the Asian Para Games last December by 1.59m.
The Women’s F40 Shot Put also saw the World record fall with Paralympic champion Raoua Tlili of Tunisia throwing 9.73m.
By throwing 43.86m, World champion Pawel Piotrowski of Poland also set a new World record in the Men’s F36 Javelin.
In addition to the five World records in Manchester, six European, four American, three African and three Asian records were also set.
The records were as follows:
Men’s 400m T44 Ian Jones GBR 51.86s
Men’s 400m T42 Richard Whitehead GBR 57.06s
Men’s Javelin F36 Pawel Piotrowski POL 43.86m
Women’s 200m T36 Elena Ivanova RUS 30.15s
Men’s 100m T37 Roman Kapranov RUS 12.02s
Men’s Discus F44 Dan Greaves GBR 59.27m
Men’s DiscusF34 Kyle Pettey USA 34.82m
Men’s 100m T45 Yohansson Nascimento BRA 11.64s
Men’s 100m T43 Alan Oliveira BRA 11.49s
Men’s 400m T43 Alan Oliveira BRA 1:03.37
Men’s 400m T43 Oscar Pistorius RSA 47.28s
Women’s Shot F40 Raoua Tlili TUN 9.73m
Women’s 100m T46 Anrune Liebenberg RSA 13.53s
Women’s Long Jump F44 Maya Nakanishi JAP 4.72m
Women’s Long Jump F44 Juan Wang CHN 4.78m
Men’s Discus F33 Hani Alnakhli KSA 31.29m