Hannah Cockroft and Sophie Kamlish claim gold for GB
By Katie Shanahan
Last Updated: 17/07/17 10:39pm
Hannah Cockroft and Sophie Kamlish clinched gold medals for Great Britain at the World Para Athletics Championships on Monday night.
Wheelchair racer Cockroft successfully defended her title as she got her second gold medal in the 800m T34 final.
Kamlish followed suit as she qualified quickest in the T44 100m and won Britain's 11th gold.
Cockroft, who is a five-time Paralympic champion, clocked a championship record of two minutes 01.78 seconds to win ahead of Alexa Halko of the United States, with Briton Kare Adenegan taking bronze.
The 24-year-old Halifax racer opened the hosts' account with 100m victory on Friday, and is now a nine-time world champion after retaining the 800m title she won in Doha in 2015.
Cockroft will seek a 10th world title in the 400m on Thursday.
In the race, Adenegan started well and led Cockroft from Halko coming into the bell, before the 16-year-old Briton moved to one side and Cockroft passed.
It appeared to be a pre-planned move as Adenegan then moved in behind Cockroft, forcing Halko to go around her. Halko tried to pursue Cockroft, but the Briton had too much pace and power to secure victory.
Later on, it was Kamlish's turn as the single-leg amputee clocked a world record in her heat of 12.90.
She was 0.02 seconds outside that mark in taking gold ahead of Holland's Marlou van Rhijn, a double amputee.
Van Rhijn finished in 13.20 and Trinidad and Tobago's Nyoshia Cain finished third in 13.25, with Briton Laura Sugar finishing fifth in 13.49.