Second-claim member Jonathan Broom-Edwards won the T44 High Jump in Tokyo with a leap of 2.10m. The silver medallist from Rio went one better in Tokyo.
On Thursday, MMK’s Chris Clarke partnered blind athlete, Libby Clegg, in the heats of the T11 200m. The gold medallist at 100m and 200m from Rio (partnered by Chris) was unable to progress after finishing third in 27.93 (w+0.6). She immediately announced her retirement after the games.
However, before that, Libby and Chris were involved in the heats of the Universal Relay, running the first leg before handing over to Jonnie Peacock. The team finished second in 47.86 to a world-record breaking Chinese squad that won in 46.02. The top quickest four teams from the three heats will contest the final. In the second heat USA, with 46.72, ran quicker, but Japan was 0.08 seconds slower. In the final heat, none of the teams ran quicker than the GB team and so the GB quartet qualified for the final as the third quickest team.
The Final was held the same evening and the same GB Team improved to 47.50 to take the silver medals behind a world record breaking USA team (45.52) after the Chinese team was disqualified.