04 September 2012
With a busy night ahead, it was a relatively quiet day for Paralympics GB in the Olympic stadium on Tuesday morning.
Seventeen year-old Jamie Carter (Jenny Archer) produced arguably the best British result of the morning when he qualified for the T34 200m final with a a PB of 30.85/0.8 in fifth place.
Sally Brown (Philip Tweedie) competed in the T46 100m and she finished third in her heat in 13.67/-0.2 behind Yunidis Castillo of Cuba who broke her own world record of 12.04 from the Beijing Paralympics.
Brown said: It hasn't sunk in yet that I've made the final. I was really disappointed with the 200m where I was sick the night before, so I came into this needing to make the final. I didn't want to leave without making a final. I'm over the moon.It's mad, crazy. I never expected it to be that noisy! It gets you fired up and buzzing. My aim was to get into finals, I had an injury all winter and some of this season so getting here was a massive achievement. Now I'm in the final I've got my goal but I'm going to go in there and I want a medal now. I don't know if that's realistic but I'm going to go in there and give it everything.”
Jade Jones (Ian Thompson/Tanni Grey-Thompson) missed out on qualification for the T54 800m final by just 0.02 of a second. The 16 year-old timed 1:56.16 for fifth in her heat and was much satisfied with her performance than the previous day’s 400m heat.
"I’m so much happier because I knew I couldn’t do any more today. I was more relaxed. It was a difficult race but I’m happy with it, there was a lot of bumping and barging, but that’s Paralympic sport. I was disappointed yesterday, but I learned from it. I knew Tatyana would go off and the Chinese would follow, but it was nice to be in a race.”
Shelly Woods (Peter Erikkson) finished third in her heat in 1:56.39 and she missed out on a fastest losers spot by just 0.23 of a second.
“I just entered this event for some track time before the 1500m, so I wasn't really expecting to make the final, although it would have been really nice. I'm pushing really well. The marathon and 1500m are more my territory so I'll keep going and hope that a good result will come my way.
The support that you get (from the crowd) is amazing I've never experienced anything like it. They definitely lift you when the going gets tough."
Bev Jones competed in the F37 shot in her fourth Paralympics and she threw 9.85m for seventh place in what is effectively her second event.
She said, “I couldn't ask for anymore really. I did my best and that is all you can do. The atmosphere was amazing, it felt fantastic knowing the 80,000 people were all watching you throw and to hear them cheer for you. I'm really looking forward to the discus. It's my main event and this has been a really good step up for that. It's been nice to get used to the stadium before the discus and there won't be any surprise and I know what to expect. Preparations couldn't have gone any better and I'm really pleased with how my training has gone. I've been throwing well and I'm feeling confident.”
Competing in her sixth Paralympics, Tracey Hinton (Self with help from Paula Dunn) competed in the T11 100m and she set a season’s best of 13.43 but missed out on making the final.
She said, “I've not thought about Rio yet but I'm trying to aim for the Commonwealths because the T11/T12 100m is in. I've never had a Welsh vest and I’d love to get one so that's my aim"