World Para-athletics Championships: Jason Smyth cruises to 200m final in London

Jason Smyth cruises to a T13 200m heat victory in the London Stadium on Monday night
Jason Smyth cruises to a T13 200m heat victory in the London Stadium on Monday night
World Para-athletics Championships
Location: London Stadium, London Dates: Friday 14 July - Sunday 23 July
Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC World Service and live updates on the BBC Sport website and app

Jason Smyth enjoyed a comfortable passage to the T13 200m final at the World Para-athletics Championships by cruising to a heat win in London.

The Irish sprinter clocked 21.86 seconds on Monday night with Poland's Mateusz Michalski second in 22.19.

Smyth was back in action at the London Stadium a day after securing a fourth world title in the T13 100m.

Meanwhile, Ballyclare's James Hamilton finished sixth in the T20 1500m final in a season's best of 4:01.78.

The Great Britain runner was over eight seconds behind winner Michael Brannigan of the United States.

Smyth will race for 200m gold in Tuesday night's final.

The visually-impaired athlete from County Londonderry was a double Paralympic gold medallist at the same stadium in 2012.

Smyth is unbeaten at Paralympic level since beginning his international career at the 2005 European Championships.

NI athletes London timetable
Friday, 14 JulyM McKillop (T38 800m heats, 20:25 BST
Sunday, 16 JulySmyth (T13 100m heats 11:30, final 21:06)McKillop (T38 800m final, 21:15
Monday, 17 JulySmyth (T13 200m heats, 19:10)J Hamilton (T20 1500m final, 21:05
Tuesday, 18 JulySmyth (T13 200m final, 19:55
Friday, 21 JulyHamilton (T20 800m heats, 20:13)
Saturday, 22 JulyMcKillop (T37 1500m final, 19:50)Hamilton (T20 800m final, 20:30)

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