'Blade Jumper' Markus Rehm won a seventh long jump world title in Kobe. GETTY IMAGES

'Blade Jumper' Markus Rehm won his seventh consecutive long jump world title on day six of the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships, as wheelchair racer Noemi Alphonse claimed a first ever gold for Mauritius.

Having flown to Japan days after winning the Golden Roof Challenge, albeit with a jump well down on his best, Rehm was far happier with his performance inside the Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

A season's best jump of 8.30m secured the long jump T64 title for the German who completed a hat-trick of long jump Olympic golds in Tokyo three years ago. He was more than half a metre clear of Derek Loccident who took his tally for the week to two silvers and a bronze. Trentem Merrill, also of the United States, was third.

Rehm said, "I had a competition just four days ago and I didn’t go well at all, so I’m very happy and grateful that it went much better today. There are some big jumps somewhere there. I can’t find them yet, but I will in Paris. We’re in the right direction."

Noemi Alphonse finally secured a first Para Athletics world title for Mauritius. After taking silver in the 400m T54, and two medals last year in Paris, the 28-year-old stayed ahead of China's Zhou Zhaoqian to take 100m gold in 16.23.

Youssra Karim of Morocco also ended her long wait for a global title in the women’s discus throw F41. Having won silver at the Dubai 2019 and Paris 2023 Worlds, and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Karim threw a new championship record of 37.34m to beat Tunisia's two-time Paralympic champion Raoua Tlili for the first time in a major event. Tlili was second with 34.94m.

Three-time reigning Paralympic champion Barbara Bieganowska-Zajac cruised clear in the women’s 1500m T20. The Pole broke her own championship record by over a second to win from Brazil’s Antonia Keyla da Silva Barros.

Defending Paralympic champion Saeid Afrooz of Iran retained his javelin F34 title with a best throw of 40.14m. Colombia took silver and bronze courtesy of Mauricio Valencia and Diego Fernando Meneses Medina.

China's two-time Paralympic silver medallist Zhong Huanghao won the men’s long jump T38 thanks to his first legal effort of 6.66m which was a new season's best. Neutral athlete Khetag Khinchagov was second (6.52m) with another Chinese, Zhou Peng, taking bronze.

It was another good day for Brazil with the nation already enjoying its most successful Para Athletics World Championships. After Fernanda Yara da Silva won the women’s 400m T47 in a season's best 57.35, Bartolomeu da Silva Chaves ran a personal best 50.74 to take the men's 400m T37 title with both athletes in lane seven.

Wanna Helena Brito Oliveira made it three golds on the day for Brazil with a dominant display in the women’s shot put F32. All of her first five attempts were in excess of seven metres, and the previous championship record, with her best of 7.74m just 11cm shy of her own world record set in March.

China went one and two in the men’s 1500m T54 with Jin Hua taking gold in a time of 2:54.85 from Dai Yunqiang. It was the same story in the women’s 100m T53 with five-time Paralympic champion Zhou Hongzhuan taking her world title tally to six, just three-hundredths ahead of Gao Fang.  Türkiye's Hamide Dogangun took bronze with just one-tenth covering the medallist.

India's Sachin Sarjerao Khilari snatched gold in the men’s shot put F46. The 34-year-old was third going into the final round, but produced a throw of 16.30m to take gold ahead of Canada’s Greg Stewart and Luka Bakovic of Croatia.

USA's world record holder Noelle Malkamaki successfully defended her women’s shot put F46 title. Her winning distance was 13.12m with New Zealand's Holly Robinson throwing an Oceania record of 12.25m to take silver.

Morocco’s Ayoub Sadni also retained his title in the men’s 400m T47, quickly moving into the lead from from third on the first bend. He clocked a season's best 47.30 to take victory from South Africa's World Championship debutant Collen Mahlalela.

Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Adbulrahman Alqurashi claimed Saudi Arabia's first medal in Kobe as he took gold in the 100m T53. Alqurashi won in 14.87 with Brazil's Ariosvaldo Fernandes da Silva taking silver and Tunisia’s Mohamed Nidhal Khelifi bronze.

Karen Tatiana Palomeque Moreno completed a full set of medals in Kobe with gold in the women's 200m T38. The 29-year-old Colombian clocked an Americas record of 25.89, just 0.11 outside Luca Ekler's world record. Team-mate Darian Faisury Jimenez Sanchez took silver.

After day six, China continues to lead the medal table with 18 golds from a total of 48. Brazil is next with 17 gold medals out of 30.