Paralympics 2012: Athletics – in pictures

The first races in the evening session are the first round heats of the Mens T54 5000m. Kurt Fearnley of Australia was in action in the first heat and finished secondathletics: Marcel Hug

Here’s a close up shot showing the stadium reflected in Marcel Hug’s helmetathletics: Marcel Hug
And here he is in action during the second heat which he won in a time of 11 mins 31.78 secs
athletics: David Weir

The third heat sees David Weir of GB win in a time of 11 mins 28.88 secs
athletics: Hannah Cockroft

The next race is the Women’s T34 100m final featuring Team GB’s Hannah Cockroft. Her astonishing hand speed after a slow start saw her win by a margin of several chair lengths
athletics: Hannah Cockroft

She didn’t break her own world record, but did set a new Paralympic record of 18.05 seconds
athletics: Hannah Cockroft

It was an emphatic victory by the 20 year old from Halifax
athletics: Hannah Cockroft

She had every reason to be happy with her day’s work
athletics: Hannah Cockroft licks her medal

It wasn’t just her opponents that got licked by Cockroft
athletics: Paralympics athletics

The Yorkshire lass responds to the ovation from the 80,000 crowd that greeted her medal presentation
athletics: Russia's Roman Kapranov wins gold

Russia’s Roman Kapranov broke the world record in the Men’s 200m T37 final when he beat China’s Guangxu Shang of China by 0.05 seconds to win gold in 23.10 seconds

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