Croydon born sprinter Thomas Young stormed to Paralympic T38 100 metres glory on a golden night for Great Britain at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

South Londoner Young, who grew up idolising Usain Bolt, pulled off a stunning personal best of 10.94 seconds in the men's event to shock fastest qualifier Zhu Dening of China.

The 21-year-old Games debutant could barely contain a mixture of joy and disbelief at the finish line before team-mate Sophie Hahn swiftly ensured double British delight.

Young was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis shortly after London 2012, a genetic disorder of the nervous system which affects his coordination.

He picked an opportune moment to dip below the 11-second mark for the first time in his fledgling career, significantly bettering his qualifying time of 11.22 to usurp title favourite Zhu, with moustachioed Australian Evan O'Hanlon third.

Your Local Guardian: ParalympicsGB Athlete, Thomas Young aged 21, from Croydon.ParalympicsGB Athlete, Thomas Young aged 21, from Croydon.

"It's the best feeling in the world. The time is a bonus, I just wanted to win but having that personal best just makes it even better," said Young, who was born in Croydon.

"I wanted to be a dominant force in this sport, I know Paris (2024) is next but I'm already thinking about Brisbane (2028).

"Any kid growing up in this sport was inspired by Usain Bolt and he's got three golds and I'd like that too."

Defending champion Hahn, who has cerebral palsy, had equalled her own world record of 12.38secs in the heats and once again showed her class.

While she could not quite replicate that rapid pace in the decisive race, the 24-year-old from Nottingham held off a strong surge from Colombian silver medallist Darian Faisury Jimenez Sanchez - who very briefly snatched her Paralympic record earlier in the day - to cross the line in 12.43s.

Fellow Britons Olivia Breen and Ali Smith finished sixth and eight respectively in 13.13 and 13.24, while Germany's Lindy Ave won bronze.

"The build up was quite tough with all the expectation but I tried to stay calm and focused," said Hahn.

"That's definitely that hardest I've ever been pushed. She was hot on my heels and I really thought it would be a photo finish but to see my name was absolutely incredible.

"I saw Thomas and that really spurred me on. That's an incredible time to go and I'm so pleased for him."