James Turner wins world 100m title in record time

Athletics Wollongong paralympic athlete James Turner is the new world T36 100m champion after winning the world title in a record-breaking 11.72 seconds at the weekend.

James was lined up against current world champ Yang Yifei of China whose personal best was 11.91sec and Mohammad Puzi from Malaysia who was the world record holder in 11.87 seconds.

James appeared to be impossibly behind for the majority of the race, but kicked in the after burners with about 20m to go and won brilliantly against Yang second and Puzi third.

A brilliant race. James is now the current world T36 champion in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.

James will be televised on Thursday at 1.09am on the Seven Network for his 400m heat and his final on Thursday afternoon at 5.54pm.

Meanwhile, there has been quite an astounding burst of energy for the start of our club season with many club records tumbling. Many of these records had been standing for a number years.

Those amazing individuals are:

Anthony Howlett M50-59, long jump 4.54m, 400m hurdles 1.12.14sec, 100m hurdles 19.49sec.

Christine Shaw W60-69, discus 24.25m, high jump 1.15m, hammer 24.75m, Weight throw 12.84m, shot 8.04m, long jump 4.02m, javelin 23.48m.

David Comer M40-49, mile 5.33.23, 2000m 7.12.00sec.

Ron Perry M 80-89, Mile 9.56.53, 2000m 12.42.19 sec, shot 5.38m, 200m 49.58, 800m 4.31.67 sec.

Liam Halloran MU14. Equalled high jump record 1.55m.

Gabriel Bickel. MU18 200m22.15m.

Adrian See M40-49, 200m 25.27, 800m 2.21.25sec.

Mary Ann McPherson, W50-59. 300M hurdles 1.06.27sec, 80m hurdles 22.56 sec.

Noreen Parrish W70-79 discus 10.52m.

Montse Ros W40-49 pole vault 2.80m.

Patrice Sivills Mu16 2000m 6.39.93sec.

Genevieve Tozer WU12 Practice Hammer 33.74m.

Delts Amidzovski WU14 80m hurdles 12.49sec.

Congratulations to those who attended the Treloar Shield Round 4 on November 2 under very smoky conditions.

Suzie Seitaridis W22 in the Open Women's 400m 11th 59.71 sec, and ran the 100m in 13.18 sec.

Tierney Dunne W17 ran 4th in the Open Women's 100m in 12.11sec.

Timothy Forster M14 Open Men's 100m in 12.99 sec.

Rosie Tozer W17 9th in triple jump 10.25m and 1st in the Open Women's High Jump (1.50m start) with a jump of 1.70m.

William Willis M12 was the youngest competitor in the Open Men's discus under 40metres coming 13th with a throw of 29.31 metres.

In Round 5 on November 9 at SOPAC, our only entrant was Karlee Symonds Wpara17. Karlee, who is visually impaired, had quite a fruitful day, coming first in the Para women's 60 metres in 9.53 sec and knocking over the 200m in 31.67sec.

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