Welcome to #Doha2015! In today’s show, we’re getting intimate and you’ll see that comes
in different forms – a bit like this. Chad, I know you’re naked all the time when
I’m around but mate, we’ve got company. Oh, I’m sorry Scott. Italy’s Martina Caironi is the queen of the 100m T42. She is the Paralympic champion,
the European champion and she broke the world records in the heats in Doha. She went even
faster in the final! An incredible run saw her become the first female to break 15 seconds
for the event. Absolutely supreme, again, by Martina Caironi!
JJ, today, another world record. Thank you! Ciao.
That’s two messages from Martina this week. I reckon I’m in with a chance here. Now,
unfortunately, my Italian isn’t very good but Martina, I’ve noticed you speak a few
languages and one of them is Mandarin, which I happen to know a few words myself. So here’s
a special message of love for you. You’re welcome.
Anyway, a contender for our comeback of the week. Brazil’s Odair Santos was all set
to win the 5000m T11 on Monday when he fell 3 times in the closing stages and was eventually
disqualified. But the brave Brazilian bounced back showing
the heart of a true champion to win the 1500m by almost 6 seconds. Bravo that man.
Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve often wondered what a world championship gold medal
looks like up close. Fortunately, we’ve got the right man to show us! Canada’s Brent
Lakatos has won 7 of them and 3 in Doha. When I’m at home, I kind of just keep the
medals on the book shelf. We’ve got a…my wife and I have a couple and we’ve got a
stack with the boxes. Probably not the most glamorous thing. I think the medals here are
really nice. As you can see, it’s got the Doha logo and it says Doha 2015 underneath
in Brail. It’s an oval shape, which is unique, and both sides are really pretty. It really
stands out as a world championship medal. Let’s take a look at what you’re talking
about. The first one is a tweet and it comes from @JonFaulkner. He’s having a blistering
day accompanied by the local mascot, who’s clearly not put enough sun tan lotion on.
And our next and final tweet comes from @SophieHahnT38. She says she’s had a brilliant day practising
the 4×100 for the relays that are happening on Saturday #buzzing. I’m certainly looking
forward to them as well. Our moment of the day comes from the Men’s
Javelin F44 and the winner Marcio Miguel Da Costa Fernandes. That was the first medal
of the week for Cape Verde, the Portuguese colony off the North West Coast of Africa.
It’s only their second medal ever at the championships.
It’s time for our final episode of Roomies and we’re going out with a bang. Hard hitting,
controversial, fearless. We get straight to the point with Scott Reardon and his Aussie
pal Chad Perris, to bring you the truth, the naked truth.
We both have separate sides of the room but unfortunate he’s on the other side so I
don’t have too much to trip over because if I had to navigate some of the landmines
through there…it would be difficult. He’s a nudist. He likes walking around naked…definitely
his worst habit! Yeah, this has been our home away from home
for the last 3 weeks. And it’s been quite nice staying here in Doha and it’s been
a good campaign for myself and the Australian team and I’ve been lucky enough to walk
away with one of these – a gold medal in the 100m. This is where the magic began, in
this very room. Chad, I know you’re naked all the time when
I’m around but mate, we’ve got company. Oh, I’m sorry Scott.
He doesn’t get embarrassed by too much, that’s probably the hardest thing. Typical
Australian, not much worries him. I’ve got to get to the track before I’m
in trouble with the coach. Chad, stop checking out your medals mate.
Not really sure how to follow that, but why don’t we try with the world records and
this stunning leap from Maciej Lepiato to win the High Jump T44. The Pole cleared 2.18m
to break the world record by 1cm. Oh, it’s a brilliant effort! And embarked on a pretty
stylish set of celebrations. Lepiato’s leap was one of four world records today which
brings our counter up to 49. Now for a look at the medal’s table. One
gold for China today means that they’re up to 37 whilst Tunisia are back in the top
5 with 10 golds. Their best ever performance at the championships. Uzbekistan won their
first ever gold today and became the 66th nation to win a medal in Doha.
That’s it. One more day to go, one show left. So keep leaving your comments below