Paralympic and Olympic stars set for London Anniversary Games on Saturday 23 July 2016.
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UK Athletics, the national governing body for British Athletics, has announced today the Paralympic athletes who have been offered support through its World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for 2015 – 2016.
IPC Athletics has announced that the 2016 Grand Prix series will feature 10 different track and field meetings in five continents between February and July, including an event in May that will act as the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games athletics test event.
It was a spectacular end to the IPC Athletics World Championships for the British Athletics’ team, winning three gold and one bronze medal on the final day of action in Doha. Hollie Arnold (coach: Anthony Hughes), Hannah Cockroft (Jenni Banks) and the women’s T35-38 4x100m relay team took Britain’s gold medal tally up to 13 and 32 overall, surpassing the medal count from Lyon two years ago.
Hannah Cockroft (coach: Jenni Banks), Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer-Jones) and Richard Whitehead (Keith Antoine) all won gold medals on a successful evening for the British Athletics team at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha. There were five further medals added to the tally on day seven of the competition.
Butterfield added bronze in the F52 discus to the gold she won earlier in the week in the F51 club throw to take British Athletics’ medal tally to 16. Her throw of 8.96m was enough to see Butterfield clinch another podium spot and add a fourth medal to the room she shares with T37 400m gold and 100m silver medallist Georgie Hermitage (Paul MacGregor).
Georgie Hermitage (coach: Paul MacGregor) claimed British Athletics’ sixth gold medal of the IPC Athletics World Championships in spectacular fashion, lowering her previous world record in the T37 400m to 1:02.01. Mo Jomni (Jenny Archer) added a bronze medal in the T53 200m, taking the team’s tally to 14 for the championships.