Fleur Jong had to have both legs amputated in 2013 due to a bacterial blood infection. Since then, she has literally made great strides. The 27-year-old Dutchwoman is a Paralympic Champion as well as a World Champion. At the Memorial, she recorded a fantastic 6m74 on her third attempt, good for second place and she beat her own Paralympic World Record by 26 centimetres. Able-bodied World Champion Ivana Vuleta jumped 6m74 on both her first and fifth attempts, thereby crowning herself winner. Noor Vidts came third with 6m38.
In the men's 100 metres for wheelers (class T51), World Champion Peter Genyn duelled with Vice-World Champion Roger Habsch, the World Champion in the 200 metres. It was Habsch who made it in 20.04, ahead of Genyn with 20.85. Léa Bayekula from Brussels, who stranded 5 thousandths from bronze in the 400 metres at the World Championships in Paris, won the 100 metres (class T54) brilliantly in her own city on Friday night. Bayekula (16.34) stayed ahead of Ireland's Shauna Bocquet (17.02) and Turkey's Zübeyde Süpürgeci (17.21).
Finally, we would also like to mention the podium of the 100-metre mixed Special Olympics. Connor van Velthoven (12.32) made it ahead of Louis Wielfaert (13.12) and Jaro Somers (13.53).