Ireland's McKillop eases into world T38 800m final

Michael McKillop
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

Michael McKillop safely progressed to Sunday’s T38 800m final on the first day of competition at the World Para-athletics Championships in London.

Ireland’s McKillop won his heat in 2:07.59 as he held off France’s Louis Radius by 0.29 seconds.

The overall heats standard suggests McKillop will face a battle to maintain an unbeaten Paralympic record which stretches back to 2006.

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