World record produces delight for Hahn in Lyon

Nottingham 16-year-old Sophie Hahn claimed gold in the T38 100m in a new world record time at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon.

The teenager ran a time of 13.10 seconds, which was 0.09secs quicker than the previous world record and in the process claimed Great Britain’s 10th gold medal of the championships.

“I can’t believe it. It’s amazing,” said Hahn, who earlier set a championship record in the T38 200m semi-finals before winning silver in the final.

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Northern Ireland’s Michael McKillop also won gold, his second of the championships, with victory in the T38 1500m.

McKillop took gold with a championship record of 4:10.17 just three days after his success in the T37 800m.

The 23-year-old was more than two seconds ahead of Tunisia’s Abbes Saidi, with Australia’s Deon Kenzie third.

“I was plodding along early on and the plan was to go at about the halfway mark,” he said. “Thankfully I got away early with the spurt I put in. I was able to relax after that and then I kicked on again. I’m happy as I set out to win the double.”

Jason Smyth is aiming to match his fellow countryman’s two golds after qualifying for the T13 100m final.