Zhou Xia of China celebrates after setting a new world record of 13 seconds in women's 100 meters at the Tokyo Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, August 27, 2021. /CFP
China's Zhou Xia set a new world record of 13 seconds as she won the women's 100 meters race at the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday.
The 22-year-old Chinese Paralympian improved the previous world mark of 13.43 seconds held by Australian Isis Holt since 2017.
Zhou Xia of China celebrates after winning the Rio Paralympics athletics women's 200 meters race at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 17, 2016. /CFP
Holt took the silver medal in a time of 13.13 seconds in Tokyo, ahead of Maria Lyle of Britain, in 14.18 seconds, for the bronze.
Zhou won both the 100 meters and 200 meters events at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
Dong Feixia of China competes the women's discus throw final at the Tokyo Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, August 27, 2021. /CFP
Also on Friday, China's Dong Feixia won the women's discus throw final.
Diana Dadzite of Latvia and Rosa Maria Guerrero Cazares of Mexico took the silver and bronze medals respectively.
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