Amanda Kotaja equals championship record to win 100m gold at World Para Athletics Championships

Amanda Kotaja has previously won gold medals at the European Championships and World Cup events (Victoria Media Twitter)
10:06am, Sat 09 Nov 2019
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Amanda Kotaja equalled her own championship record as she won gold in the T54 100m on day one of the World Para Athletics Championships.

Kotaja clocked a time of 16.00 seconds to take victory as China's Zhou Zhaoqia had to settle for silver and American Cheri Madsen the bronze.

Elsewhere, the women's T12 long jump was won by world record holder Oksana Zubkovska, who claimed the title with a season's best jump of 5.54m.

Algerian Lynda Hamri came second, while Gabriela Ferreira took bronze despite twisting her knee in the fourth round.

Other results included Tunisia's Maroua Ibrahmi winning the women's F32 club throw with a distance of 24.45m and Italy's Assunta Legnante impressing to take the women's F12 shot put for the fourth time with a brilliant 15.83m.

And the championship record was broken in the T53 100m race as China's Gao Fang finished in a time of 16.26 seconds to take the crown.