Paralympians shine in London

A series of standout performances from British Paralymians, including Hannah Cockroft and David Weir, has brought the three-day Anniversary Games to a close at London's Olympic Stadium.

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Weir repeats 2012 success to close Anniversary Games

David Weir's return to glory at the Olympic Stadium came after he finished fifth in April's London Marathon (above). Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

David Weir has rounded off the Paralympic Anniversary Games with a repeat of his London 2012 success, clinching the T54 mile by a wide margin of victory.

Weir, who claimed four golds last summer, took the title with a winning time of three minutes and 16.4 seconds at the Olympic Stadium.

The final day had seen other British success with Hannah Cockroft claiming the T33/34 100m title, Dan Greaves winning the F42/44 discus and Richard Whitehead racing home first in the T42 200m.


Peacock beaten by world records at Anniversary Games

Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock had targeted a world record run in front of his home crowd. Credit: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

Jonnie Peacock's bid for the T43/44 100m title at the Paralympic Anniversary Games has fallen short after world record runs by Brazil's Alan Oliveira and the USA's Richard Browne.

Oliveira won the final in a new best time of 10.57, while Browne broke the T44 record with 10.75.

Peacock, though, still achieved a career best time of 10.84 to finish third at the Olympic Stadium as the three-day athletics event comes to an end.

Paralympic champions gear up for Anniversary Games

Paralympic athletes have been gearing up for their return to the Olympic Stadium as part of the London Diamond League Anniversary Games.

Gold medal winning sprint runner Jonnie Peacock:

Double Paralympic wheelchair racing gold medallist Hannah Cockroft:

Silver medallist track and field Paralympian Stefanie McLeod Reid:


Bolt hails 'great' London Anniversary Games crowd

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has paid tribute to the "great" London crowd after competing in the Diamond League Anniversary Games athletics meeting at the Olympic Stadium.

He posted a tweet on his Twitter page:

Bolt, who won three golds in London last summer, won the 100m event yesterday and today teamed up with his fellow countrymen to win the 4x100m relay.

'Mixed emotions' for Ennis-Hill in her injury comeback

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has told ITV News she has "mixed emotions" after making her comeback from injury at the Olympic Stadium.

The 26-year-old competed in the long jump and hurdles at the Anniversary Games but her preparation for the London Diamond League Anniversary Games athletics meeting was hampered by an Achilles tendon injury.

Ennis-Hill said she came through unscathed and the London 2012 gold medallist will now turn her attentions to the upcoming World Championships in Moscow.

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