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Richard Whitehead retains T42 200m and sets sights on Para Athletics 100m

• British sprinter beats teenage South African Ntando Mahlangu
• Sophie Hahn breaks world record to win gold in T38 200m

If this does turn out to be Richard Whitehead’s farewell tour, the Paralympic legend’s swaggering defence of his T42 200m title at the World Para Athletics Championships was the perfect way to prepare for the ultimate quest of finally becoming the 100m world champion.

On a night when Sophie Hahn, Hollie Arnold and Sammi Kinghorn broke world records to clinch golds in the T38 200m, the F46 javelin and the T53 200m respectively, the London Stadium reserved its loudest and fondest cheer for Whitehead, who later dodged questions about whether winning Monday night’s T42 100m final will convince him to retire. It seems the double Paralympic champion, who turns 41 on Wednesday, intends to keep us guessing for as long as possible.

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