Aussies grab more medals at Para athletics

Chad Perris, Madison de Rozario, Rhiannon Clarke and Guy Henly have added to Australia's medal tally on day seven of the World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai.

Four gongs were collected from the five finals featuring Australians, silver for Perris (men's T13), silver for de Rozario (women's 5000m), bronze for Clarke (women's 200m T38) and bronze for Henly (men's discus F37).

Following a second day running when the team snared four medals, Australia are now seventh in the overall table with six gold, six silver and seven bronze.

Henly hurled the discus 51.43m to earn his fourth medal at his fourth straight championships having previously won bronze in 2013, silver in 2015 and 2017 and bronze in 2019.

Henly was in silver medal position until the last round when Brazil's Teixeira de Souza let fly with a 52.76m throw.

Sprinter Perris ran 0.10 seconds outside his season's best for silver (10.86.), which he put down to fluffing his start.

"My start wasn't great but I managed to come through and get the silver done," he said. "It feels pretty special."

De Rozario's silver in the 5000m gave her a 100 per cent strike rate with medals from each of her three events in Dubai, adding to a silver in the 1500m and gold in the 800m.

Clarke, 17, also leaves Dubai with medals in each of her events - the 100m and last night's bronze in the 200m (26.79.) in which Ella Pardy was fifth in 27.61.

James Turner, who took gold in the 100m, looks on course for another medal as he finished fastest qualifier in the men's 400m (T36) heats in 55.67. ahead of Thursday's final.