Diamond Beach's James Turner breaks world record at World Para Athletics Championship

James Turner speaking at the Australia Day celebrations held at Black Head this year, where he was the official guest.

James Turner speaking at the Australia Day celebrations held at Black Head this year, where he was the official guest.

DIAMOND Beach’s James Turner will start favourite for the final of the (category T36) 200 metres at the World Para Athletics Championships to be run at 5.30am (Australian time) on Tuesday in London.

Turner, a gold medalist in the 800 metres at the Rio Paralympics last year, clocked 24.15 in the 200 metre heat to win convincingly.

He will also contest the 800 and 400 metres at the championships. These event are set for later this week.

The events are streamed live and can be accessed via http://athletics.com.au/London-2017

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