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  1. Hannah Cockroft wins 100m T34 gold
  2. Kare Adenegan comes second to Cockroft
  3. Gemma Prescott takes bronze in F32 club final
  4. First day of World Para-athletics Championships
  5. Get involved: #BBCParaAthletics

Live Reporting

By Paul Fletcher

All times stated are UK

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OK, so that's all from me tonight.

I hope you enjoyed the action as much as I did - especially that brilliant T34 100m final won by Hannah Cockroft with Kare Adenegan second.

There will be another live text and more on 5 live on Saturday evening.

The 5 live team will be led byJonathan Overend at the London Stadium, alongside commentatorEd Harry and summarisers Ali Curbishley and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. JJ Chalmers will be grabbing interviews in the mixed zone.

And don't forget Chris Osborne, who will be bringing you the best colour and atmosphere from London Stadium.

People to watch? Well, how about Richard Whitehead in the T42 200m and Tatyana McFadden in the T54 200m?

Women club F51 final

Poor old Jo Butterfield, she was in third for so long with a best throw of 22.54m but American Rachael Morrison snatched third with a throw of 22.92m right at the very end.

Fellow Brit Kylie Grimes finished fifth with 18.62m as her best effort.

You can see Butterfield in action in the discuss on Saturday.

Agony for Jo Butterfield, who right at the very, very end has just missed out on a medal in the club F51 final.


So, we are still waiting to find out if Jo Butterfield will claim bronze.

Zoia Ovsll of Ukraine is going to win gold and Cassie Mitchell second.

Whether Butterfield does take bronze depends on Rachael Morrison - the American is the only person left to throw and currently sits fourth.

A couple of women's 200m T47 heats brings the curtain on the action on the track tonight, three qualifying from each. South Africa's Anrune Liebenberg won the first, American Deja Young the second.

A medal for Butterfield?

The big threat for Jo Butterfield in the club F51 final comes from American Rachael Morrison, who is currently fourth and has three throws left.

Morrison has a best of 21.64m so far - Butterfield recorded a best of 22.33m.

Day one of the World Para-athletics Championships is almost over - but we are still waiting to find out whether Jo Butterfield holds on to take bronze in the club F51 final.

Men shot put F57 final

Gold for Brazil's Thiago Paulino Santos, silver for China's Guoshan Wu and bronze for Poland's Janusz Rokicki.

Bronze for Prescott

Women F32 club final

Great news for Gemma Prescott - who wins GB's third medal of the tournament with bronze in the F32 club final for seated athletes with cerebral palsy.

Prescott had a best throw of 19.97m, while Abbie Hunnisett finished eighth with 15.02m.

Great Britain's Gemma Prescott

China's Yang Liu came second, by the way, in the 100m T54 final, with Kenny van Weeghel taking the bronze.

Chris Osborne

BBC Sport at London Stadium

Finland's Leo-Pekka Tähti may have had a technical issue in the last few metres of that victory, but in classic Finnish fashion he barely looked bothered - ice cold. Kimi Raijjonen eat your heart out.

Was that a sigh of relief at the end of the Flying Finn?

Gold for Tahti

Men 100m T54 final

Finland's heavily fancied Leo-Pekka Tahti has predictably enough won his first gold of the Championships in 13.95 secs.

He seemed to have some problem with his chair towards the end and sat up but still finished some way clear of his rivals.

Butterfield latest

It will be bronze at best for Jo Butterfield in the club F51 final after she finished with a best throw of 22.33m.

Gemma Prescott is also hanging on to third in the F32 club final.

Jo Butterfield

Women 1,500m T13 final

Great news for Morocco's Sanaa Benhama has at the age of 35 just run a personal best time of 4:40.40 to win the 1,500m T13 final, edging out two Tunisian rivals.

Ireland's Greta Streimikyte came fourth.

What about our other medal hopes tonight? Gemma Prescott is holding on to third in the F32 club final, Abbie Hunnisett is currently eighth.

Jo Butterfield is currently third in the club F51 final - and into her final three throws.

'The easy one out of the way'

Hannah Cockroft on Radio 5 live: "It is an alright start - I'll take that! But that is the easy one out of the way."

What about the 800m, which is next: "The less we say about it the better. It will be a tough race, not easy, I'm not guaranteed to win that. I had to kind of hold back tears on my warm-up lap because so many people were shouting my name.

"This will be the best World Champs we ever have had - London has really pulled it out of the bag."

Hannah Cockroft

Racing and GCSEs

Kare Adenegan, who is 16, on Radio 5 live: "I thought 'wow' after my start, I am in contention, but I'm still young and still don't have the strength for the finish yet.

"It feels great to be here - it has been tough juggling with my GCSEs. I wanted to come out here and prove that I can do both.

"In Doha at the last Champs the 100m was my worst event - but this has gone well and I'm really looking forward to the 800m."

Gold and silver

Hannah Cockroft on Channel 4: "I know that Kare is stronger than me off the start and it really makes me work hard and dig in, she pushes me all the way and I know she will do so in the next two races.

"The track is not as fast as it used to be back in 2012. I'm fast but I know I can go faster."

Kare Adenegan: "After my start I tried to hold on to my speed and finish quickly."

Hannah Cockroft

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

11-time Paralympic champion

That was a superb race - Kare had such an amazing start but Hannah did not panic and kept going.

Hannah was looking down at her front race wheel and was concentrating on her own race. That was a really, really amazing race for Cockroft.

Hannah Cockcroft of Great Britain celebrates
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Second for Kare Adenegan. Superb. Carly Tait came fifth.

In a world record 17.18 seconds....

Gold for Cockroft

Here we go...........

Lots of faces of excited fans covered in union jack flags. Supporters applauding, racers on the line.

It is almost time for Hannah Cockroft.....

Chris Osborne

BBC Sport at London Stadium

This is Michael and his dad. They're on the hunt for British athletes. Michael says the javelin has been his highlight so far - until Hannah Cockroft is up a little later.


Yep, Cockroft is out on the track, gearing up for the race.

Five minutes till Cockroft

Yep, Hannah Cockroft, Kare Adenegan and Carly Tait race in the 100mm T34 final at 20:55 BST.

The heat is on

Jo Butterfield now sits third and Kylie Grimes fourth in the club F51 final.

Ukraine's Zoia Ovsll leads with a championship record 23.73m.

Butterfield will need to throw a personal best if she wants to win.

All about the DNF

A little more on Colombia's Dixon de Jesus Hooker Velasquez now. Apparently he wanted to pull out of the event but was not allowed to under competition rules after he had been declared to compete by his country.

So he ran 400m - quickly - and stopped and is technically given a did not finish rather than a disqualification.

Third at best for Prescott

The first of those 800m heats has been won by Canada's Liam Stanley.

In the F32 club final Gemma Prescott has had her six throws and currently sits third. She must now wait and see whether her best of 19.97m is enough to secure a medal.

Just a couple of T38 800m heats between us and Hannah Cockroft running in the final of the 100m T34 final - that takes place at 20:55 BST.

BBC Radio 5 live

And here is Ed Warner, talking all things World Para-athletics on Radio 5 live.

Ed Warner

Bizarre scenes

Colombia's Dixon de Jesus Hooker Velasquez is absolutely flying in the 800m T38 but stops after 400m, just stops. Walks off, as though he thought it was a 400m race. Most of his track record indicates he is a 400m runner. Truly bizarre.

The heat was - unsurprisingly - won by Ireland's heavily fancied Michael McKillop. The 27-year-old is pursuing a fifth consecutive 800m world title.

Kyle Grimes is currently third after her first three throws in the club F51 final - she has a best so far of 18.43m.

Jo Butterfield is second.

The men's javelin F46 final is underway.

Kylie Grimes

'A big statement'

Former chairman of UK Athletics and co-chair of London 2017 organising committee Ed Warner on 5 live: "I'm delighted to have both the World Para-athletics and the World Athletics Championships at the same venue in August. We are delivering the same quality to both championships and that is a big statement.

"It is astonishing they have not taken part in the same city before.

"We have 280,000 tickets sold and looking at the crowd here, we have 19,000 for this evening, which dwarfs the crowd for the first session in Rio last year.

"We have 30,000 tomorrow and Sunday and loads of kids here on Monday. The atmosphere should be fantastic."

Club F51 latest

Kylie Grimes in action now in the club F51 final.

Jo Butterfield is currently second, behind American Cassie Mitchell.

There are three finals taking place at the moment - the club F51 final, the F32 club final involving Gemma Prescott and Abbie Hunnissett and the men's shot put F57 final.

The fourth heat of the T12 100m has been won by South Africa's Ndodomzi Ntutu in a time of 11.05 secs.

Zac Shaw, remember, won the first heat a little earlier.