Rheed McCracken will reset for his longer 800 metre assignment in Dubai later this week after collecting the seventh World Para-athletics Championships medal of his career.
The Newcastle-based wheelchair athlete claimed silver for the third time in the same event, finishing second behind Tunisian Walid Ktila in the men's T34 100m final on Monday (AEST).
It was the same result as London two years ago and Lyon in 2013. This also mirrors the previous two Paralympic podiums.
After stopping the clock in a time of 15.51 seconds, McCracken spoke about the gold remaining elusive.
"It does feel a bit that way doesn't it," he told Athletics Australia media.
"It's hard because I feel so happy to be on the podium, and I don't want to sound ungrateful, but I felt I was in really good form this year. I suppose you're never too sure how things will pan out with Walid [Ktila].
"I got a win over him earlier this year so I thought that put me in good stead. It's just one of those things. I'm still happy to be in second spot because I know lots of people would kill to have a silver medal."
Heats of the men's T34 800m will be held on Thursday. The final is scheduled for Friday.
Meanwhile, fellow Newcastle-based wheelchair athlete Luke Bailey finished seventh in the men's T54 100m final on debut at the world titles on the weekend with a time of 14.55s.
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