(PRWEB) June 28, 2012
The former marathon runner, a double above-the-knee amputee, took top spot on the podium with a time of 24.93 seconds, improving his own world record set at last month's Visa London Disability Athletics Challenge at the Olympic Stadium.
It was the eighth world record set in Stadskanaal this week.
GB picked up two further golds as visually impaired sprinters Tracey Hinton and Libby Clegg won the 200m in the T11 and T12 classes respectively.
Hinton, 42, who is aiming to compete at her sixth Paralympic Games in London, won her race in 27.31secs while Beijing silver medallist Clegg clinched gold in a time of 25.47secs.
Sprinters Sophia Warner and Graeme Ballard finished runners-up in their respective sprinting finals; Warner in the women's T35 100m in 16.70secs while Ballard took silver in the T36 200m final in 25.19secs, with compatriot Ben Rushgrove 0.06secs adrift to take bronze.
Beverley Jones picked up her second silver medal of the championships in the F37 discus while Katrina Hart collected her second bronze in the T37 100m.
Javelin thrower Kyron Duke (F40) and sprinter Olivia Breen (100m T38) also won bronze medals for GB on Wednesday.
Russia continue to top the medal's table with 24 golds and 61 medals in total, with GB sixth.
Thursday is the final day of competition in Stadskanaal.
GB team for European Athletics Championships:
F46 Javelin: Hollie Arnold; T36 100m/200m: Graeme Ballard, Ben Rushgrove; T36 400m/800m: Paul Blake; T46 100m/200m: Sally Brown: T12 100m/200m: Libby Clegg; F42 Discus/Shot Putt: Aled Davies; F57 Discus: Derek Derenalagi; F40 Javelin/Shot Putt: Kyron Duke; F32 Club Throw: Stephen Miller, Thomas Green; T37 100m/200m: Katrina Hart; T11 100m/200m/400m: Tracey Hinton; F37 Discus/Shot Putt: Bev Jones; T37 100m/200m/400m: Jenny McLoughlin; F42 Javelin: Scott Moorhouse;T35 100m/200m: Sophia Warner; T42 100m/200m: Richard Whitehead; F12 Discus: Claire Williams; T37 200m/400m: Bethy Woodward.