ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING DAY AT WORLD GAMES ATHLETICS

Three more athletics world records were toppled today in the CPISRA World Games in Nottingham – despite the pouring rain for most of the day.

Gavin Drysdale of Scotland and Denmark’s Lasse Kromann broke new ground in the 200m RR3 and RR2 race running respectively, with times of 38.15sec and 40.00 sec.

Darren Thrupp (Australia) was also a stand out performer in the field events, winning the F37 class with a leap of 5.07m, and competition was keen between the Scots and the English in the female long jump – England eventually coming out on top in all three classifications.

The damp conditions were not conducive to the throwing events, but Mitchell Dutton in the F38 class threw an impressive 36.60m, and the seated shot events were also the domain of the home countries with representatives from England, Ireland and Scotland taking the golds.

Samantha Gray (England) achieved four personal bests to take the seated shot F33 class with a distance of 3.91m, and Gavin Yarwood (England) achieved three personal bests to win F33 with a distance of 8.24m.

Shelby Watson set off the day’s track events in the 800m wheelchair T33 class adding another gold to yesterday’s world record. She will be going for another world record in the 1500m tomorrow.

Anglelika Erhart (Austria) continued to be a prominent competitor. Following on from her two golds in the T36 800m and F36 javelin, she competed in a further two events, winning the 3000m and finishing second in the 200m T36.

Amy Wearing (England) set new standards in the penthalon. It was the first time this event has taken place in the P38 class at a licensed meet, and she carried off the gold.

Scotland’s Nathan Blackie, a double gold medal winner on the track yesterday, continued his good form with a further gold in the 200m T34 class with a time of 64.30sec.

An outstanding day of the athletics, which generated a superb atmosphere, was rounded off with a gold medal for Markus Ebner of Austria with a heroic gold in the 5000m T38 class.