Clegg overcomes controversy to claim gold

Libby Clegg smashed the world record in the T11 100 metres, winning in 11.91 seconds, only to have been judged to have been illegally pulled by her guide. However, the British sprinter successfully appealed and was reinstated into the final.

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Libby Clegg celebrates winning gold at the Rio Paralympics.

After a record-breaking opening day, the sprinters took centre stage on the track on day two of the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

There was controversy in the semi-finals as Libby Clegg smashed the world record in the T11 100 metres, winning in 11.91 seconds, only to have been judged to have been illegally pulled by her guide. However, the British sprinter successfully appealed and was reinstated into the final.

Clegg was clearly unaffected by the earlier episode and came home in a time of 11.96 seconds to narrowly beat China's Zhou Guohua to the gold.

There was more success on the track for Great Britain as Jonnie Peacock successfully defended his T44 100m title, while Ireland's Jason Smyth claimed his fifth Paralympics gold with victory over the same distance in the T13 final.

But there was an upset in the T54 100m as China's Liu Wenjun took the gold ahead of world record holder Tatyana McFadden.

After victories in Beijing and London, Egypt's Sherif Osman made it a hat-trick in the 59kg powerlifting, setting a new world record to take the gold. The 33-year-old Osman successfully lifted 203kg on his first attempt before capping a dominant victory with a lift of 211kg with his final effort.

His closet challenger Ali Jawad was a distant second with a lift of 190kg.

"I am just in the middle of my road because I have a very big dream to win six gold medals in Paralympic Games, and hopefully my next will be in Tokyo 2020," said Osman, far from satisfied with three golds.