Britain's Wallace takes shot put bronze as Arnold continues dominance at World Para Athletics Championships

Vanessa Wallace threw a personal best 7.66m to claim bronze in Dubai (Twitter: @e_sportnet)
12:47pm, Tue 12 Nov 2019
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Great Britain's Vanessa Wallace has won her first world championship medal after claiming bronze in the F34 shot put in Dubai with a personal best.

The 42-year-old, who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, threw a lifetime best 7.66m as China's Lijuan Zou claimed gold with a championship record 8.76m ahead of Moroccan Saisa Amoudi.

And Wallace, who has been a European champion and finished fifth at the Rio Paralympics in 2016, admits she was 'a little bit shocked' by her achievement.

"It's been a long time coming," she said. "But it feels so good. I'm really proud of myself.

"[The Tokyo Paralympics] can be my time, and it definitely will be. We're doing really good."

Elsewhere at the Championships, Britain's Hollie Arnold won her fourth consecutive world title in the F46 javelin ahead of current world record holder Holly Robinson with a championship record throw of 44.73m.

Other Brits on course for success include defending champion Sophie Kamlish who stormed into the T64 100m final with a season's best 13.26 seconds.