Sophie Hahn breezed to victory in the women’s T38 100m final, setting a Games record in the process to take Team England’s second gold of Day 8.
Hahn looked level with the pack in the opening 25m but shifted through the gears and soared past her competitors, setting a blistering time of 12.46 seconds, well ahead of second-placed Australian Rhiannon Clarke.
The Paralympic Champion in the same event claimed her first Commonwealth title in her debut in the competition, as she continued England’s trend of dominating in the para-events on the Gold Coast.
The 21-year-old’s teammate, Katrina Hart, finished in sixth but set a season’s best with a 14.82-second run.
Hahn said: "It’s absolutely amazing. I’ve always wanted to be Commonwealth champion and to do that here in Australia is great. I’ve not raced the Aussie (Rhiannon Clarke) before, and I thought straight away, she’s pretty good so I need to be on my game.
"It’s quite early in the season for us so my training had to change a little and I had to introduce speed work earlier, so to run that time this early on, I can’t ask for more really. This year is all about consistency, next year we’ll pick it up and look to peak for Tokyo.
"I think it’s fantastic that able and para athlete represent one team and I’m honoured to have my event here."