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Cain claims bronze at World Para Champs

Newsday :: 18.07.2017

NYOSHIA Cain got another 100-metre medal for Trinidad and Tobago on the world stage, earning bronze at the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, yesterday.

Cain finished third in the women's 100m T44 final to earn another bronze medal at a Para Championships. Cain's feat yesterday follows up the bronze medal she claimed in the same event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. 

Yesterday, Cain finished third in 13.25 seconds. Sophie Kamlish of Great Britain won gold in 12.92, while Marlou van Rhijn of Netherlands took silver in 13.20. 

Cain qualified for the final after finishing second in heat two of round one. She clocked a season's best time of 13.21, finishing behind van Rhijn who clocked the same time. Laura Sugar (13.42) of Great Britain and American Femita Ayanbeku (13.48) finished third and fourth respectively to book places in the final. The top three in each of the two heats and the next two fastest athletes qualified for the final. 

In heat one of round one gold medal winner Kamlish broke the world record with a time of 12.90. Also booking places in the final from heat one were Irmgard Bensusan (Germany) in 13.40, Marissa Papaconstantinou (Canada) in 13.49 and Marlene van Gansewinkel (Netherlands) in 13.58. 

Veteran TT athlete Carlos Greene continues to represent this country at para games. 

In the men's discus F11 final Greene was last among the five athletes with a top throw of 28.15m on his third attempt. 

His other throws were 26.42m (first attempt), 25.53m (second), 27.79m (fourth), 27.48m (fifth) and 26.60m (sixth). Alessandro Rodrigo Silva of Brazil won gold with a top throw of 43.32m. 

Today, TT athletes Akeem Stewart and Jabari Knights will compete. Stewart will line up in the men's javelin F42/43/44 event, while Knights will compete in the men's 200m T54. 

Stewart won gold in the men's javelin F44 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.



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