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EAD record broken on the track

29†July†2002

Paralympic champion Tanni Grey-Thompson predicted that records would tumble at the inaugural inclusive Games Ė and it didnít take long for the first one to go.

Tanni Grey-Thompson

Grey-Thompson will be hoping for a faster 800m final performance

Adekunle Adesoji of Nigeria broke the menís 100m EAD world best with a time of 10.83 in the third heat of the competition.

Tanni Grey-Thompson, herself, qualified for the 800m wheelchair final behind Louise Sauvage of Australia but admitted she needed to go considerably faster to be in contention.

Englandís Chris Tomlinson, with 7.97m, and the 1996 Olympic silver medallist James Beckford of Jamaica, with 7.91m, led their respective qualifying groups for the long jump final which promises to be a keenly-contested affair tonight.

In the menís shot put, South Africaís Janus Robberts, with 19.47m, and Brad Snyder of Canada, with 18.73m, led the two groups.

The England 4x100m relay squad were missing the injured Dwain Chambers and Mark Lewis-Francis but they managed to safely negotiate their semi-final behind an impressive looking Nigeria quartet.

But highly rated South Africa ran into trouble and were disqualified for a faulty baton change.

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