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Action from last days at IWAS Championships

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15 September 2007

 

On a cooler day (only 32 degrees!) there was excitement for the British contingent as Kim Minett and Sophie Hancock finished 1st and 2nd in the shot put (F40), both with new personal bests. Danny Greaves dominated the F44/46 discus to take first and youngster Andrew Martin won a bronze medal in the F40 Javelin.

 

Main GB&NI results: 

Danny Greaves  (F44/46) Discus - 1st 53.05m

Kim Minett  (F40) Shot Put - 1st 7.14m (European Record)

Sophie Hancock – (F40) Shot Put - 2nd 7.00m PB

Andrew Martin – (F40) Javelin - 3rd 24.22m PB

Nathan Stephens – (F57/58) Shot Put – 4th 11.75m

Richard Powell – (T53) 400m Semi Final – 4th 61.62s

 

16 September 2007

 

With temperatures scorching back up to 36 degrees by around midday, youngest team member, 15 year old Vicky Silk, won the only medal of the day in the last event, the F40/42/44/46 javelin.

 

Main GB&NI Results:

Vicky Silk – (F40/42/44/46) javelin – 3rd 16.40m

Nathan Stephens – (F57) Javelin – 5th 32.76m

 

17 September 2007

 

On the final day at the IWAS Championships, rain and wind made for an interesting challenge for the athletes. Brian Alldis executed a clever tactical race in the 5000m final (T54), making sure he was well positioned for the break in the final few laps. Finishing 5th, only 2 seconds behind winner Prawat Wahoram in 11.18.04, Allldis clocked his second fastest time ever.

  

The 4x100m wheelchair relay team of Karl Nicholson, Mickey Bushell, Brian Alldis and Richard Powell finished third behind world record holders Thailand.  Looking to Beijing the team can bring in Dave Weir and continues to build as a medal threat in this event.


There were also strong 4th positions for 17 year old Andrew Martin (F40 discus) and Anne Wafula-Strike in the T53/54 400m final.


Overall it has been a good experience for both the World Class Programme athletes, who are preparing for Beijing, and a good learning experience for the younger group who will likely be GB&NI Paralympic Team members in 2012.


Main GB&NI results:

Andrew Martin – (F40) Discus - 4th 20.47m

Brian Alldis – (T54) 5000m final - 5th 11:18.09s

Anne Wafula-Strike – (T53/54) 400m Final - 4th 63.93s

4x100m relay

GB (Karl Nicholson, Mickey Bushell, Brian Alldis, Richard Powell) 3rd 60.92s


For a full results round up visit the IWAS Games website