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Last Updated: Friday, 8 September 2006, 06:01 GMT 07:01 UK
Weir & Grey Thompson strike gold
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson
Grey-Thompson won her second medal in the T53 200m
David Weir captured a brilliant third gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Assen, winning his least favourite event - the T54 100m.

"I think that was my most satisfying win as well as being the most difficult," said the 27-year-old.

Dame Tanni Grey Thompson added gold to her T53 800m silver by beating American Jessica Galli and Italy's Francesa Porcellato to the line in the 200m.

"I was a bit nervous on the start line but I'm really pleased," she said.

Daniel West finished second in the F34 shot put to add a second silver, having taken discus silver earlier in the week.

Their performances took Britain's medal tally to seven golds, six silvers and four bronzes in the Netherlands.

Teenage sprinter Elizabeth Clegg, who won silver in the T12 200m, appeared to have added a second when she finished second in the 100m.

However, she was disqualified when judges decided her guide runner had crossed the line before her.

There was also disappointment for Hazel Simpson as she finished fourth in the T36 100m.

British duo Sophie Hancock and Kim Minett also finished outside the medals in the F40 discus.

Paralympic T46 800m champion Danny Crates has another medal in his sights as he cruised into the final, winning his semi-final.

Sprinter Matt Cliff qualified for the T12 400m and Blackpool's Shelly Woods went through to the T54 1500m final.

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