Result: Great Britain's Josie Pearson claims gold in women's F51/52/53 discus final

Result: GB's Pearson snatches discus gold
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Great Britain's Josie Pearson wins a gold medal in the women's F51/52/53 discus final at the Olympic Stadium.

Great Britain's Josie Pearson has gone on to win gold in the women's F51/52/53 discus final after setting a new world record.

Pearson launched into the lead after throwing a distance of 6.58m, which was unable to be matched by the rest of the field.

After scoring a points total of 1,122 Pearson was able to relax as she sat comfortably in the top spot, which left Ireland's Catherine O'Neill to grab the silver medal with a discus throw of 5.66m.

Zena Cole of the United States rounded off the podium places by clinching bronze with a regional record of 5.25m.

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