4th August 2017

Four more medals at Para Juniors on day two

It was a case of the British junior team picking up from where they left off after day one of the World Para Athletics Junior Championships, sealing four medals including two gold to take the teams medal tally up to 12 on day two.

During the morning session, Craig Boardman (Paul Smith), the sole British athlete in action, made sure his first appearance on the track was a special one, winning gold in the T33/34 200m U18. The Portsmouth athlete took on Norris Foster from the United States of America and ultimately came out on top, in 27.81 (+0.1), narrowly outside his personal best.

Winning her second gold medal of the championships, Amy Carr (Rick Betts) excelled in the T35-38 U20 long jump after 200m glory on day one. A 2cm personal best of 3.97m in the competition confirmed the Middlesbrough (Mandale) athlete’s second visit to the top of the podium of the week.

After winning silver in the 400m yesterday, Jack Agnew (Heather Ardis) added a T52/54 200m U20 bronze to his collection after a fine performance in Nottwil. It was a personal best by over half a second, clocking a time of 27.53 (+1.2) to show the class of this burgeoning talent from Lagan Valley in Northern Ireland.

The youngest member of the team, Simran Kaur (Nick Harris) added T42/47 100m U18 silver to yesterday’s bronze over the half a lap distance. The Bristol & West youngster crossed the line in 13.58 (+1.1) to claim her second moment on the podium.

There was a fourth place finish for Eden Rainbow-Cooper (Jenny Archer) in the women’s T51/54 200m U18, recording 33.06 (+0.4). USA’s Hannah Dederick took the gold ahead of Argentina’s Lucia Montenegro and compatriot Elizabeth Flock, just 0.3 seconds ahead of the Briton.

Another long jumper in action was Molly Kingsbury (Ben Davies) who leaped a season’s best for fourth place in the T35/38 long jump U18 but was agonizingly outside the medals by 1cm. The mark of 3.70m was her best since 2015 after injury lay-offs over the last couple of years so it will have given the Bracknell athlete a boost ahead of the 100m later in the week.

Full results to follow later.