James Hamilton into final of T20 800m at World Para-athletics Championships

Hamilton stretches for the line just behind Sylwester Jaciuk of Poland.
Hamilton stretches for the line just behind Sylwester Jaciuk of Poland.

James Hamilton has qualified for the final of the T20 800m at the World Para-athletics Championships.

The 24-year-old Ballyclare runner recorded a personal best of 1:59.40 to finish third in his heat and advance to Saturday's final.

Great Britain competitor Hamilton was sixth in the 1500m final on Monday.

Racing in the first heat at the London Stadium, Hamilton was awarded the same time as Poland's Sylwester Jaciuk in a race won by American Michael Brannigan.

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