Golden Saturday at London 2017

Stef Sandpit

In the day’s morning session, double Paralympic silver medallist Reid jumped 5.40m for her first global title.

Stef, who lost her right foot in a boating accident as a teenager, had finished as runner-up at both London 2012 and Rio 2016 and has previously won 200m bronze at both the Paralympics and World Championships.

“It’s so satisfying. It’s been a long time coming,” she told BBC Radio 5 live.

whitehead flag

In the evening session, Richard Whitehead defended his T42 200m title winning gold; billed as one of the main attractions at the London Stadium – the same venue in which he won 2012 Paralympic gold.

He is now a four-time world champion, as well as a two-time Paralympic champion, and is still to compete in the 100m on Monday, an event he has never won at the Paralympics or Worlds.