In the men’s 200m T61, Richard Whitehead claimed silver with a season’s best time of 23.99 seconds.
The 45-year-old double Paralympic gold medal winner missed out to South Africa’s Ntando Mahlangu, who crossed the line in 23.59.
"It was tough waiting two-and-a-half weeks to get going. Mahlangu is such a great guy. He is the face of the Games,” he said.
Speaking about what could be next in his career, Whitehead added:
"We really need to push forward. I think some events are dying within the Paralympic arena. We all talk about what happens next. Whether I am on the track or a performance manager....".
Fellow Loughborough-based athlete Hollie Arnold was defending her Rio 2016 title in the women’s javelin F46 but had to settle for bronze after a tense final round.
Arnold, who is coached by the University’s David Turner, was leading after her first-round throw of 39.05m until New Zealand’s Holly Robinson recorded 40.99m to take gold and Noelle Roorda of the Netherlands hit 40.06m to claim second place.
Back on the track, there was another Loughborough silver in the inaugural 4x100m universal relay.
The event, which brings together sprinters from different classifications, featured Jonnie Peacock and Libby Clegg (and guide runner Chris Clarke) with the GB team holding off pressure from hosts Japan to finish in 47.50 seconds for what was originally a bronze medal.
However, this was upgraded to silver post-race after China were disqualified.
Libby Clegg signed off a sterling Paralympic career with the podium finish. She told Channel 4 how she was proud to bring home a medal:
"This is my proudest Paralympic moment right now, I am so happy to have this as my last race."
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