China’s Shi Yiting was in formidable form at London 2017 - her first ever World Championships.
Aged just 19-years-old, Shi was in a class of her own as she sprinted home to win the 100m T36 in world record time, clocking 13.68 seconds.
Shi was the only competitor to go below the 14-second mark and her time took 0.14 seconds off the mark previously set by fellow Chinese sprinter Wang Fang back in 2008.
Two days earlier she had stormed to gold in the 200m, leaving her rivals in her wake as she crossed the line in 28.92 seconds, a new championship record.
The previous year, at the Rio Paralympic Games, Shi announced herself on the world stage with victory in the 200m T36.
Shi comes from Hunan Province in China and took up Para athletics in 2013. She was presented with the National May 1st Labour Medal by the All China Federation of Trade Unions and the National May 4th Youth Medal from the Central Committee of the Young Communist League and the All-China Youth Federation after winning gold in Rio.
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She received the National May 4th Youth Medal from the Central Committee of the Young Communist League and the All-China Youth Federation in 2016. (hngy.gov.cn, 28 Sep 2016)
She was named a National March 8th Red Banner Pace-Setter by the All-China Women's Federation [ACWF] in 2016. (hngy.gov.cn, 28 Sep 2016)
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