Maksym and Breanna thrashed World Records at Paris 23

The 2023 World Para Athletics Championships are underway in Paris from 9th July and will conclude on 17th. The elites with an intellectual impairment who won multiple medals at the 2023 Virtus Global games this June, made their way to Paris and already stealing the show.

WR in F20 Men’s Shot-Put

Maksym Koval at Virtus Global Games. Photo credit: T.NGUYEN

The reigning Paralympic and Virtus Games champion, Maksym Koval from Ukraine thrashed the world record in the F20 Shot. Maksym broke two Virtus World Records recently at the 2023 Global Games, in the II1 Mens shot put and in discuss throw. Improving his performance by 0.10m from the GG2023 result, Koval reached an incredible distance of 17.57 meters, setting the new WR in the event. Zolkefli Muhammad Ziyad (MAS) secured second place whilst recording his season-best with 17.21m and Yarovyi Oleksandr (UKR) settled for the bronze with 16.99m. 

WR in T20 Women’s 400m

Breanna Clark at Tokyo 2020. Photo Credit: OIS

Two-time Paralympic Champion, Breanna Clark from the USA shattered the world record in 400m with her lightning speed, clocking an impressive time of 55.12 seconds. Clark set the Championship record in the heats with 55.52sec and later cracked the WR in the finals. Yuliia Shuliar (UKR) recorded her season best with 56.29 and secured the silver while Carina Paim from Portugal grabbed the last spot on the podium.

CR in F20 Women’s Shot Put

Sabrina Fortune (GBR) retained her title in F20 Shot Put. The Welsh athlete also set a new championship record with a distance of 14.01 meters by defeating the Paralympic Champion, Poleth Mandez from Ecuador who covered 13.60m. Shpachynska  Viktoriia (UKR) settled for the Bronze. 

The T20 Men’s 400m, T20 Men’s and Women’s 1500m, F20 Women’s and Men’s Long Jump are scheduled for the 14th evening, the 16th and 17th July respectively.

Live coverage and results of the events are available on the World Para Athletics Website.