Rodgers Kiprop stood on an all-Kenyan podium in the men’s 5,000-meter T11 / T12 / T13 final at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Kiprop won in a time of 15 minutes and 37.82 seconds ahead of Benard Koskei, who drove at 2: 58.61.
John Lokedi completed the top three in 15: 03.52 ahead of compatriot Wilson Bii, who recorded a time of 15: 58.20.
In the men’s 1500m T46 final, won by Felix Kipruto, there was also a Kenyan podium.
He crossed the finish line in 4: 03.34 and took gold from Wesley Kimeli Sang in 4: 04.43 and Stanley Kipkoech Misik in 4: 05.92.
Moroccan Ayoub Sadni triumphed in the men’s 400m T46 in 48.83 minutes, beating Sri Lankan Saman Subasinghe (50.54) and Puerto Rican Anssell Miranda Marinez (57.81).
It was one of 15 400 meter races that took place on a busy day.
The Russian Andrei Vdovin, a 2019 world champion on the 100m, 200m and 400m, won the men’s 400m T37 in 53.13.
Sofiane Hamdi from Algeria was second with 54.72, Mastafa Fathalla Mohammed from Egypt third with 55.59.
In the women’s 400 m T37 / T38 final, Katty Hurtado prevailed in 1 minute and 05.64 seconds, defeating the Tunisian Sonia Mansour in 1: 07.41 and the Japanese Yuka Takamatsu in 1: 07.87.
The Paralympic winner Nantenin Keita from France won the 400 m T13 crown for women with 59.52.
Simran Simran from India took silver after 1:01:56, while Aliaksandra Amialeshka from Belarus took bronze at 1:06:74.
Hamide Dogangun won another medal when she stood on a purely Turkish podium in the T53 / T54 final of the 400 m wheelchair user.
Dogangun took the title in 57.62 ahead of Zubeyde Supurgeci in 1: 03.19 and Zeynep Acet in 1: 07.09.
In the final of the men’s F55 shot put wheelchair, the Russian Zamir Shkakhov took gold with a throw of 11.01 meters.
Mourad Bachir from Algeria was second with 10.91 m and Azerbaijan’s Olokhan Musayev third with 10.65 m.
The F34 final of the women’s shot put wheelchair won the Moroccan Saida Amoudi with 8.33 m to defeat the Indian Mahavr Bhagyashri Jadhav with 6.18 m and the Ansaf Alnuami from the United Arab Emirates with 6.03 m.
The competition is set to continue tomorrow in Dubai.