Italy's Ambra Sabatini celebrates a historic world title win in the women's 100m T63 race in Paris ©Getty Images

Ambra Sabatini became the first woman with an above-the-knee amputation to run the 100 metres in under 14 seconds when she led an Italian clean sweep of the T63 race at the World Para Athletics Championships in Paris.

That feat was matched by Britain in the women’s 100m T34 class, led home by multiple wheelchair racing champion Hannah Cockroft, at the at the Stade Sébastien Charléty in an event taking place a year before the French capital hosts the Paralympic Games for the first time. 

On a historic evening, six world records were also broken, with 18-year-old Ezra French of the United States twice setting new marks in the men’s high jump T63.

Sabatini crossed the line in 13.98sec to beat the 14.02 world record set by her compatriot Martina Caironi two years ago.

There were jubilant scenes in the stands when the 21-year-old powered across the line ahead of Caironi in 14.35 and their team-mate Monica Contrafatto, who came third in 14.67.

The trio waved an enormous Italian flag to the cheering crowd and posed as the characters from the film Charlie’s Angels in celebration, repeating their celebration after the podium sweep at re-arranged 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

"Today my family is here, my father, my mother, my boyfriend and also my cousin," said Sabatini. 

"I am very happy to be here with them.

"They’re very supportive and now I hope to go and hug them all.”

The 30-year-old Cockroft added her 12th World Championship gold to the seven Paralympic and four European titles she has also won.

Having set a Championship record of 16.67 in the heats she looked unbeatable from the start as she charged home for gold followed by team-mates Kare Adenegan, a Paralympic and world silver medallist, and Fabienne Andre, who finished in 17.82 and 19.14, respectively.

"I am so excited that I could win that one," said Cockroft, who won her first world title in Christchurch in New Zealand in 2011.

"The pressure just gets bigger and bigger every single year. I think that’s the sixth consecutive World Championships that I have won the 100m and I didn’t know what I could deliver."

Ezra won his gold with a world record effort 1.91 metres but chose to raise the bar again before clearing at 1.95m.

The teenager was supported in the crowd by a large group of fans wearing "Team Ezra" tee-shirts from a project that he runs with his father, called Angel City Sports in Los Angeles.

There was also a double celebration for Frech’s 19-year-old team mate Jaydin Blackwell, who claimed his second gold and second world record of the Championships when he clocked 48.49 in the men’s 400m T38.

He had earlier broken the record in the 100m T38.

In the last race of the session, the men’s 400m T52, another world record fell as Belgium’s Maxime Carabin beat the reigning world and Paralympic champion, Japan’s Tomoki Sato, in 54.19, with Sato finishing in 56.41.

The wave of world records began at the start of the evening session when Ukraine’s Paralympic and world champion shot putter, Maksyn Kokval, reached 17.57m to break his own F20 world record by 23 centimetres.

China’s Paralympic and world champion Li Liu set a shot put F32 world record of 13.01m.

The morning session had also provided world records.

India’s Paralympic champion Sumit Antil improved his mark in the men’s javelin F64 70.83m and Tunisia’s Yassine Guenichi set a new mark of 16.86m in the men’s shot put F36,

Colombia’s Karen Palomeque, who set a world record in winning the women’s 400m T37 earlier this week, did the same in the 100m T37 as she ran 12.82 to better the mark she had set a month earlier.

China’s reigning 100m Paralympic and world champion Xiaoyan Wen finished third in 13.03, with Jaleen Roberts of the US, the Tokyo 2020 silver medallist, second in 12.94.

Elsewhere on the track, The Netherlands Fleur Jong also won her second gold of the Championships in the women’s 100m T64 in 12.47, adding to her victory in the women’s long jump T64.

in the men’s long jump T47 Cuba’s Robiel Sol Cervantes beat China’s world champion Hao Wang to claim the title in a Championship record of 7.63m.

Wheelchair racer Switzerland’s wheelchair racer Catherine Debrunner collected her third gold of the Championships in the 1500m T54 class, where she set a Championship record time of 3min 22.02sec.

The 28-year-old, who had also claimed titles in the 800m (T53) and 5.000m, was followed home by compatriot Manuela Schaer, the Paralympic silver medallist won also won gold in the 800m T54 race.