The Australian Flame medal tally continues to grow at the IPC Athletics World Championships, with Brydee Moore (Vic) adding SILVER in the F33 shot put.
Moore, who was born with acute cerebral palsy and competes in a secured throwing frame that restricts her action to movement only above the waist, hit a season best mark of 5.20m with her fifth attempt to come into medal contention, with the results sheet listing her as the bronze medallist. A post-event disqualification saw the two-time Paralympic Games starter elevated to second.
The result delivers her best ever performance at a major international championship and provides her with great drive to continue improving through until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
“This is a dream come true. I never thought this would happen. I always thought I had a chance, but I honestly can’t believe it. The only way is up now. I can only get better from here and hopefully that means an even better result in Rio next year. It’s really exciting,” Moore said.
“This shows that I can do the same things that everybody else can, just in a different way. I’ve proved that tonight and I am so proud of myself for getting out there and being my best.”
Aside from Moore, it was a night of near misses for the Australian Flame, with Scott Reardon (NSW), Jayden Sawyer (ACT) and Rheed McCracken (Qld) placing 4th in the men’s T42 leg amputee 200m, the men’s F38 javelin throw for athletes with cerebral palsy and the men’s T34 wheelchair 100m respectively.
The world 100m champion, Reardon crossed in a time of 25.43 (w: 0.0) to be edged out for a spot on the podium by just 0.06 seconds. Richard Whitehead (GBR) won the gold medal in a world record time of 24.10.
Despite throwing an impressive personal best of 45.78m in round three, Sawyer was unable to secure his spot on the podium. His series was consistent and also included throws of 44.23m, 44.38m, 43.75m, 43.67m and 44.27m.
McCracken advanced to the final after a strong second place in his semi-final this morning. Clocking 16.27 (w: +0.3) he was narrowly beaten for the third spot by Bojan Mitic (SUI, 16.17).
In other results on day seven of the IPC Athletics World Championships:
- Jodi Elkington-Jones (NSW), who won gold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games last year, soared to 4.29m (w: -0.1) in the women’s T37 long jump for athletes with cerebral palsy to place 5th.
- Clocking 13.06 (w: +0.9), Brayden Davidson (SA) crossed the line 6th in his T36 100m for athletes with cerebral palsy and will not progress to the final. He won bronze in the long jump yesterday.
- Jake Lappin (Vic) and Richard Nicholson (ACT) both progressed to the final of the T54 wheelchair 800m, crossing the line in 1:39.11 and :40.18 respectively to advance to the next round on time.
- Competing in the semi-final of the women's 5000m less than a day after winning the 800m world title, Madison de Rozario (WA) automatically progressed to the final with her first place in a time of 12:45.44.
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Posted by IPC Athletics on Wednesday, 28 October 2015
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