Davies can now call himself a Paralympic champion as well as double World and European champion in his event, thanks to a throw of 15.97m. The F42 event is for athletes with impaired or amputated limbs.
Also on the track was Jonathan Broom-Edwards, who was a prospect to make the podium in the men’s T44 High Jump final. Again, the T44 event was for the athletes who had upper or lower body limbs affected or amputated.
Broom-Edwards eventually won silver in the event with a jump of 2.10m, just missing out on gold by 0.09m to his Polish counterpart.
Team GB had good news in the qualifiers with Libby Clegg – who won gold on Friday in the T11 100m – qualified easily in the women’s T11 200m along with her guide Chris Clarke.
David Weir unfortunately couldn’t add to his already impressive Paralympic tally as he finished fourth in the men’s T54 400m final.
Weir became a father for the fourth time just hours before his 400m heat but was unable to greet his new-born with a Paralympic medal. The 37-year-old will hope to change his fortunes in the T54 1500m final as he qualified second fastest in his heat yesterday.
The athletics programme for day six begins at 14:00 BST
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