Lisbeli Marina Vera Andrade won Venezuela its second Paralympic Games gold of the night in athletics at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Venezuela won their first two Paralympic Games gold medals of Tokyo 2020 here tonight, thanks to the sprinting efforts of Linda Patricia Perez Lopez and Lisbeli Marina Vera Andrade.

Perez Lopez gave the South American nation its first gold medal at the Games since Beijing 2008, when judoka Naomi Soazo gave Venezuela its first ever at the Paralympics.

She and guide Alvaro Luis Cassiani Herrera won the women's T11 100 metres in 12.05sec for gold, finishing in front of Liu Cuiqing of China.

There was no bronze medallist in the race as Thalita Vitoria Simplicio da Silva was disqualified and her Brazilian team-mate Jerusa Gaber dos Santos pulled up before crossing the line.

Just 15 minutes later, Venezuela won its second gold, making Tokyo 2020 its most successful Games yet.

Andrade was forced to wait for nearly two minutes for the result in the women's T47 100m, having went to a photo finish in 10.97 with the United States' Brittni Mason, but she was eventually given the nod when taken down to one thousandth of a second.

The US took the bronze medal too, as Deja Young finished one hundredth in front of Poland's Alicja Jeromin.

Controversy brewed in the men's F20 shot put final, as world record holder Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli of Malaysia looked to have won the gold with a new world best of 17.94 metres, but a Ukrainian protest saw him down on the results as "did not start".

Zolkefli reportedly turned up late to the call room and the protest meant his results were nullified - giving Ukraine's Maksym Koval and Oleksandr Yarovyi the gold and silver medals.

Koval officially broke the world record with a best of 17.34m, while Greece's Efstratios Nikolaidis took the bronze in the absence of Zolkefli.

Zhou Zhaoqian of China set a personal best to beat word record holder Manuela Schaer of Switzerland in the women's T54 1500m final in a time of 3min 27.63sec.

Schaer, whose best is 15 seconds better than Zhaoqian, was second, closely followed by Australian Madison de Rozario.

America's Breanna Clark broke her own world record in a time of 55.18 for the women's T20 400m gold, finishing in front of new European record holder, Ukraine's Yuliia Shuliar, and Brazil's Jardenia Felix Barbosa da Silva, who took bronze.

Another American, Sam Grewe, was close to his world record in the men's T63 high jump, despite the bad weather, clearing 1.88m, just two centimetres short of his best.

After a successful third attempt at the height, he moved into gold medal position, after India's Mariyappan Thangavelu looked to have the advantage on countback at 1.85m, but ultimately he settled for silver and his team-mate Sharad Kumar won the bronze.

Sam Grewe won the men's T63 high jump gold medal ©Getty Images
Sam Grewe won the men's T63 high jump gold medal ©Getty Images

Charles-Antoine Kouakou of France broke the European record, winning the gold medal in the men's T20 400m final in a time of 47.63.

He held off Luis Felipe Rodriguez Bolivar of Venezuela and Britain's Columba Blango, winners of the silver and bronze with personal bests.

Brazil's Yeltsin Jacques clinched gold in the men's T11 1500m after crossing in a world record time of 3:57.60.

He broke Kenya's Samwel Kimani's previous best of 3.58.37, set at London 2012.

Jacques swept to victory - finishing eight seconds ahead of the chasing pack that was led by Japan's Shinya Wada and Fedor Rudakov of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC), the silver and bronze medallists, respectively.

Shortly afterwards, Anton Kuliatin of the RPC captured his first Paralympic title with a victory in the men's T13 1500m final in 3:54.04, holding off Tunisia's Rouay Jebabli and Australia's Jaryd Clifford in a sprint finish.

Australia's James Turner added the Paralympic record to his world record after winning the men's T36 400m, powering home in 52.80.

It is Turner's second Paralympic title of his career having won the T36 800m at Rio 2016.

Three-times Paralympic champion Evgenii Shvetsov of the RPC, the previous Paralympic record holder, clinched silver, while New Zealand's William Stedman won bronze.

Omara Durand Elias, right, with guide Yuniol Kindelan Vargas, left ©Getty Images
Omara Durand Elias, right, with guide Yuniol Kindelan Vargas, left ©Getty Images

Cuba's Omara Durand Elias won her sixth Paralympic title after regaining the women's T12 400m crown in a time of 52.58.

Ukraine's Oksana Boturchuk was the silver medallist, while Alejandra Paola Perez Lopez pipped fellow Venezuelan Greilyz Greim Villarroel Hernandez to bronze.

China's Jiang Fenfen won gold in a new Asian record of 1:01.36 in the women's T37 400m, pipping Ukraine's Nataliia Kobzar at the line, who looked disappointed with silver, despite a personal best.

Also getting a personal best was Sheryl James of South Africa in third.

Jose Rodrigo Chessani Garcia of Mexico broke the North American record in the men's T38 400m final, clocking a time of 49.99, as he held off veteran two-times Paralympic champion over the distance, Mohamed Farhat Chida of Tunisia, winner of the silver and his third medal over the individual distance.

Bronze went to Canada's Zachary Gingras another half second back.

Marlene van Gansewinkel set a new Paralympic record in the women's T64 200m ©Getty Images
Marlene van Gansewinkel set a new Paralympic record in the women's T64 200m ©Getty Images

Dutch sprinter Marlene van Gansewinkel broke the Paralympic record in the women's T64 200m with a mark of 26.22 for gold.

Irmgard Bensusan won the silver for Germany, followed by Van Gansewinkel's team mate Kimberly Alkemade for bronze.

Spain's Adiarotou Iglesias Forneiro, won the women's T13 100m gold in 11.96, three hundredths in front of Lamiya Valiyeva of Azerbaijan.

America'sr Kym Crosby claimed bronze.

China won a series of golds in throws today, including in the final field event to conclude - the men's F32 shot put.

Liu Li broke the world record with a best of 12.97m, while the RPC's Aleksei Churkin was second with a new European record Mohammed Al Mashaykhi gave Oman its first medal of the Games with bronze.

Zou Lijuan earlier added to the nation's gold medal tally in the women's F34 shot put with a massive throw of 9.19m for a new world record; securing her fourth Paralympic title and her second at Tokyo 2020 following previous success in the javelin.

Poland's Lucyna Kornobys secured silver and Morocco's Saida Amoudi finished third.

Zhang Liangmin regained her women's F11 discus title by putting together five great throws - the best of these being 40.83m - 41 centimetres further than her previous world record.

Italian Assunta Legnante left her best throw until last, claiming silver with a best of 40.25m, while Yesenia Maria Restrepo Munoz of Colombia won bronze.

Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi broke the world record in the women's F56 javelin to give Iran its second gold in an hour won by a woman, following the shooting heroics of Sareh Javanmardi.

She beat the 13-year world and Paralympic record in the F56 set by Germany's Martina Willing at Beijing 2008, throwing 24.50m.

New South American record holder Raissa Rocha Machado of Brazil and Diana Dadzite of Latvia, with the latter being the F55 world record holder, finished close behind for silver and bronze.

Dadzite broke her own Paralympic record from five years ago with a best of 24.22m.

Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi won one of two Iranian golds by women today ©Getty Images
Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi won one of two Iranian golds by women today ©Getty Images

The RPC's Vladimir Sviridov broke his own world record to secure the men's F36 shot put title, adding another 35 centimetres to his previous best in 16.67m.

Tunisia's Yassine Guenichi finished second and Germany's Sebastian Dietz third.

Cuban teenager Robiel Yankiel Sol Cervantes' opener was was enough to win the men's T47 long jump crown, putting down a mark of 7.46m, breaking the Paralympic record.

Roderick Townsend of the US and Nikita Kotukov of RPC jumped well at the end for silver and bronze medals.

Finally, Luca Ekler of Hungary was one of three athletes to break the women's T38 long jump world record, but finished clear top of the table with a best of 5.63m.

The RPC's Margarita Goncharova was the silver medallist and Olivia Breen of Britain won bronze.