8th June 2022
OVER 30 BRITISH ATHLETES SET FOR WORLD PARA ATHLETICS GRAND PRIX IN PARIS
Over 30 British athletes will be starring over the two days of competition at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix Paris on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June, at the Stade Charlety, the hosts of next year’s World Championships.
Paralympic champions Sophie Hahn (coach: Leon Baptiste, club: Charnwood) and Thomas Young (Joe McDonnell, Charnwood) headline the athletes in action in the French capital. They will compete in the women’s and men’s T38 100m races respectively as they both build up to August’s Commonwealth Games.
Hahn has been in good form this year, winning at the Muller Birmingham Diamond League last month, while Young, who also won at the Alexander Stadium, ran the second quickest time of his career this year – 10.95 – so he’ll be targeting another strong performance in France.
Paralympic bronze medallist, Olivia Breen (Aston Moore, City of Portsmouth) – who has been confirmed in the Welsh team for the Commonwealths in Birmingham – will continue her preparations as she competes in the T38 100m and long jump. In the latter she has extended her personal best to 5.15m this year, her first time over five metres – aside from a wind-assisted 5.33m jump earlier this year. Paralympian, Hetty Bartlett (Denis Costello, City of Norwich) also goes in the T38 100m and long jump.
Fresh from a personal best in Loughborough on Tuesday night, Harrison Walsh will compete in the F44 discus. The Swansea athlete, who was named in the Wales squad earlier on Wednesday, threw 55.66m earlier this week, and will continue his build up to Birmingham 2022 in Paris.
Also in the field, Paralympic finalist Anna Nicholson (Richard Kaufman, Gateshead) competes in the women’s F35 shot put having twice thrown a season best of 8.20m already in 2022.
It’s been a solid start to the season for Zac Shaw (Leon Baptiste, Cleethorpes) and he will be looking to continue his form in the T12 100m, while Ola Abidogun (Steve Thomas, Horwich) and Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker (Newham and Essex Beagles) will go head-to-head in the men’s T47 100m.
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