Late surge earns gold for Baka
Abdellatif Baka, right, won gold in the T13 800 metres
Algeria's Abdellatif Baka timed his finish to perfection to snatch gold in the T13 800 metres at the Olympic Stadium.
The 18-year-old, who is visually impaired, came through on the inside with a matter of metres to go to claim the title and set new Paralympic record.
The race had looked set to be a battle between Kenya's David Korir and Moroccan Abdelillah Mame, but as they ran out of steam at the death, Baka swept past to win in one minute 53.01 seconds. Korir took silver, 0.15secs adrift, with Mame having to settle for bronze.
Australia's Evan O'Hanlon won his second gold of the Games as he added the 200m title to his 100m crown.
The T38 sprinter ran a world record 21.82s to finish well clear of South African Dyan Buis, with China's Zhou Wenjun getting bronze.
There was a shot put world record too as Mexico's Angeles Ortiz Hernandez extended the F58 mark to 11.43m to take gold, but only just. With F57 athletes also in the competition, that equated to 1015 points, a mere three clear of Bulgaria's Stela Eneva. Nigeria's Eucharia Iyiazi won bronze.
It was double joy for Mexico as Luis Alberto Zepeda Felix was crowned the F54/55/56 javelin champion. Silver went to Russia's Alexey Kuznetsov and bronze to Manolis Stefanoudakis of Greece.
Tunisia's Neda Bahi took the T37 400m title ahead of silver medallist Viktoriya Kravchenko of Ukraine and Russia's Evgeniya Trushnikova.
Brazil's Shirlene Coelho threw a world record 37.86m (1015 points) to win the F37/38 javelin, China's Jia Qianqian getting silver and Australian Georgia Beikoff bronze.
There was an Azerbaijan one-two in the F12 triple jump as Oleg Panyutin and Vladimir Zayets finished first and second. China's Dong Hewei came away with bronze.
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