Hannah Cockroft won her 15th Para Athletic World Championship title in Kobe. GETTY IMAGES

British wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft won her seventh 100m T34 world title - her 15th in total - on day five of the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships as China's Wen Xiaoyan set a new world record to win her second gold in Japan.

Cockroft was a wide-margin winner on Monday (21 May), clocking 16.89 to finish more than two seconds clear of China's Lan Hanyu. Having clinched Britain's fourth gold in Kobe, the 31-year-old will hope to double up in the 800m on Thursday.

“World title number 15! Feels a little bit strange that it has come already," said Cockroft afterwards. "I think you count down to these things and, obviously, this year Paris is the main goal but really happy to get through that."

In the men's 100m T34, Walid Ktila took victory for Tunisia ahead of Gong Wenhao of China. That was the North African nation's second gold of the day after Yassine Guenichi threw 16.33m to take the men’s shot put F36.

Luca Ekler added women's long jump T38 gold to her 100m title on Sunday. The 25-year-old Hungarian was dominant - all of her legal jumps would have been good enough for victory - with her second effort of 5.63m a new championship record. Neutral athlete Margarita Goncharova took silver with 5.08m ahead of Colombia's Karen Palomeque who jumped an Americas record of 4.97m.

Reigning Paralympic champion Ekler now heads to the United States to compete at the Eugene Prefontaine Classic meet. She said afterwards, "We had a really big headwind so it was a bit hard to compete, but I am happy that I could take four jumps and have a solid start of the season. And of course I am happy with the championship record."

Fleur Jong beat fellow Dutchwoman Marlene van Gansewinkel for the second time in just over 24 hours in Kobe. After Sunday's long jump success, Jong finished strongly in the women's 100m T64 to win in 12.71 and edge out her teammate by two-hundredths of a second.

Afterwards, Jong admitted, "I’m very happy and very relieved with this win. It doesn’t deserve any kind of beauty prize for execution but, oh my God, I wanted it to win so badly."

Brazil's Jerusa Geber dos Santos won the women’s 100m T11 in a new championship record in 11.93. No one had broken 12 seconds before at the World Championships with the previous record set at Christchurch 2011.

Brazil bagged another gold on Tuesday as Raissa Rocha Machado set a new championship record of 24.22m in the women’s javelin F56.

Jaydin Blackwell backed up his men’s 100m T38 gold with victory in the 400m. The American went out quickly and never looked like being caught, winning in a season's best 48.87. Team-mate Ryan Medrano ran a personal best 50.53 in second with Mexico's reigning Paralympic gold medallist Jose Rodolfo Chessani Garcia taking bronze in a season's best 51.19. 

“I did what I needed to do on the first part and pushed all the way through," said Blackwell. "If I can keep the same mindset and drive and determination I had all these years up until Paris, I can do what I need to do there for myself and for my teammates as well."

Wen Xiaoyan also claimed her second gold in Kobe as she streaked clear to break her own women's 100m T37 world record. The Chinese sprinter, who won the long jump on Saturday, clocked 12.27 to finish more than half a second clear of USA's Taylor Swanson with Jiang Fenfen taking bronze.

China went one and two in the women’s 1500m T54 with Zhou Zhaoqian edging out 5000m champion Tian Yajuan for her first gold in Kobe after two silver medals. After 5000m silver and 800m gold, Germany’s Merle Marie Menje completed her set of medals in Japan with bronze.

India had a day to remember with three golds on the day. Sumit won the men's javelin F64 with a season's best 69.50m ahead of Sri Lanka's Dulan Kodithuwakku whose throw of 66.49m was a new F44 world record. Another Indian, Sandeep, took bronze with 60.41m.

In the men’s high jump T63, Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu cleared a championship record 1.88m on his third and final attempt to beat USA's Ezra Frech. Reigning Paralympic champion Sam Grewe took bronze.

 India had a one-two in the women’s club throw F51, with Ekta Bhyan's 20.12m securing gold from Kashish Lakra. They have now won four gold medals in Kobe, India's best haul in a single World Championships, with four days still to come.

Hajar Safarzadeh Ghahderijani became the first Iranian women to win gold at the Para Athletics World Championships, winning the women’s 400m T12 in an Asian record 57.56.

Wheelchair racer Maxime Carabin secured his third world title in the men’s 400m T52. The Belgian won his nation's first gold in Kobe ahead of Japanese pair Tomoki Sato and Tatsuya Ito. 

Indonesia won a first gold thanks to Karisma Evi Tiarani in the women’s 100m T63 final, while Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli gave Malaysia its first success in the men’s shot put F20 thanks to an Asian record 17.43m in the final round.

Orkhan Aslanov won the men's long jump T13 with his opening effort of 7.18m. Neutral athlete Anton Kuliatin added the world title to his Paralympic gold in the men’s 1500m T13, beating Tunisia’s Rouay Jebabli who edged out Algeria’s Abdellatif Baka for silver by one one-hundredth of a second.

After Tuesday, China remain top of the medal table with 15 golds out of 41 in total. Brazil are second with 14 golds from 25 medals. India, Algeria and Great Britain are tied for third on four golds apiece.