Wales Rhys Jones got the British team off to another great start in the first event of the evening session of day five in Berlin, bettering his fourth in the T37 200m final to claim a superb silver in the T37 100m medal showdown.

Rhondda born Jones got off to a perfect start, comfortably in the medal mix after 30m before powering through to claim silver in 12.10.

He said: “I am over the moon. It has been a rollercoaster of a year, especially with the Commonwealth Games so earlier in the season. Times weren’t an issue it was about coming out and executing. I knew if I could execute I could win a medal. I said that after the 200m where it didn’t happen, but it was my time to shine this time and I delivered on the big stage.

“You don’t come here to make up the numbers, you really don’t. A gold medal would have been great but after agonisingly missing out on the podium in the 200m, this is redemption. I was the fastest coming into the final, but I tried not to think of that. I am just a boy from Rhondda on the big stage and I have come away with a major medal again.”

Steve Morris ran his first final of the Championships in the men’s T20 800m but narrowly missed out on reaching the podium himself. Morris challenged the field by hitting the front early on however he was just pushed out of the medal positions in fourth in 1:57.76.

Steve Morris runs again  in the T20 1500m and Olivia Breen runs in the final of the T38 100m.


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