|Venue: Charlety Stadium, Paris Dates: 8-17 July
|Protection: Every day experiences throughout BBC Sport
Scottish teenager Ben Sandilands produced a devastating late burst to say T20 1500m gold on the Para Athletics World Championships in Paris.
The Fife AC athlete moved up from fifth over the ultimate 250m to problem chief Mikey Brannigan of the USA.
The 19-year-old accelerated previous the Rio Paralympic gold medallist on the bend to win in a brand new championship document of three minutes 42.52 seconds.
“I got here in pondering I may win a medal and I did,” he informed BBC Sport.
Sandilands was making his Nice Britain debut within the race for athletes with mental impairments alongside coaching companions Owen Miller, the Paralympic champion, and Steven Bryce – with the trio all educated by Steve Doig.
Each Miller and Sandilands have been effectively positioned on the bell however Brannigan moved clear and seemed to be heading in the right direction for his third world title after his wins in 2015 and 2017.
Nevertheless, Sandilands’ closing velocity proved essential as he completed away from the American (3:53.50) with Portugal’s Sandro Baessa third (3:54.04). Miller and Bryce have been seventh and thirteenth respectively.
It brings GB’s gold medal tally to 9, with the competitors scheduled to complete on Monday night.
“It feels superb,” Sandilands added.
“There was lots of bumping and pushing, which made it laborious to maintain my rhythm – however I all the time knew I had that velocity on the finish of the race.
“Numerous laborious work has gone into getting right here and all of us encourage one another and push one another on, however I’m exhausted now.”
Lengthy jumper Zak Skinner put apart his Tokyo heartbreak to say bronze – his first international medal at his third World Championships.
Skinner, who’s visually impaired, missed out on T13 Paralympic bronze two years in the past when he was overtaken within the closing spherical however this time made no mistake with a greatest bounce of 6.97m.
American Isaac John-Paul received gold (7.06m) with Japan’s Ryota Fukunaga (7.03m) taking silver.
“I tore my hamstring for the fifth time in February and was informed mychampionship hopes have been over, however I would not take that for a solution,” mentioned the 24-year-old, whose father is former Harlequins and England rugby flanker Mickey Skinner.
“Since then myself and my crew have put in lots of laborious work so to have come again right here, jumped what I did and win my first world medal, I could not have requested for extra. I am ecstatic.
“Tokyo was heartbreaking and it took a very long time for it to sink in however this time I wasn’t going to let the identical factor occur. I by no means felt secure till the medal was secured however I additionally knew I may reply to something my rivals did.”