Kadeena Cox sprinted to gold in the T38 400m at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.

Cox’s winning time of 1:02.87 was a season’s best by almost two seconds, and her first world title over the distance.

Great Britain has now claimed 14 gold medals at the World Para Athletics Championships.

Speaking after the race, Cox said: “The plan was always to go off hard for the first 300m and the rest would feel like death! I was meant to go hard for the first 50m and sit in, but I didn’t do the sit in part so at 200m, I had no idea how far ahead I was. I just kept running because I knew there was no going back after that. It wasn’t a world record which I would have liked to have done but I’ve not had the training really to do that, only three months, so I have to be pleased.” Cox goes in the T38 100m today (Saturday).

British Athletics medallists 30 at the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017:

Gold (14):

Hollie Arnold – F46 Javelin

Olivia Breen – T38 Long Jump

Hannah Cockroft – T34 100m, 400m, 800m

Kadeena Cox – T38 400m

Aled Davies – F42 Discus

Sophie Hahn – T38 200m

Georgie Hermitage – T37 400m

Sophie Kamlish – T44 100m

Sammi Kinghorn – T53 200m

Jonnie Peacock – T44 100m

Stef Reid – T44 Long Jump

Richard Whitehead – T42 200m


Silver (3):

Kare Adenegan – T34 100m

Kyron Duke – F41 Shot

Toby Gold – T33 100m


Bronze (13):

Kare Adenegan – T34 400m, 800m

Richard Chiassaro – T54 400m

Kadeena Cox – T38 200m

David Henson – T42 200m

Sammi Kinghorn – T53 400m

Maria Lyle – T35 100, 200m

Stephen Miller – F32 Club Throw

Gemma Prescott – F32 Club Throw

Andrew Small – T33 100m

Isaac Towers – T34 800m

Richard Whitehead – T42 100m