29 August 2019
Lyle and Andre headline Brits in Paris
Maria Lyle and Fabienne Andre doubled up as they both secured two victories each at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix finals in Paris.
Triple Paralympic medallist Lyle claimed gold in the women’s T35/36 100m final in 14.25 seconds beating the rest of the field by 1.15 seconds on day one.
Then on the second day of competition, the 20-year-old secured victory in the T35/36 200m in 30.29 seconds.
Competing at her first international athletics event, Andre won the women’s T33/34 100m final in 20.40 seconds with British team-mates Olivia Gallagher and Natasha Settelen in third and fourth place.
Andre added a second triumph to her name as she claimed first place in the women’s T33/34/54 800m final with a time of 2:22.10.
In the F11/12/20, Lydia Church claimed gold in the women’s shot put producing a best throw of 11.85m.
Thomas Young beat a high-class field to grab the gold medal in the men’s T37/38 100m final.
The double European champion stormed to victory in 11.35 seconds ahead of France’s Dimitri Jozwicki and Indonesia’s Saptoyoga Purnomo.
Out on the field in the F31/32/51 club throw Gemma Prescott picked up silver with a throw of 19.27m.
Elsewhere Zac Shaw claimed third place in the men’s T11/12 100m final in a time of 11.15 seconds while Moatez Jomni also took home bronze in the men’s T51/52/53 100m final in 16.49 seconds.
Stephen Morris clinched bronze in the men’s T20 1500m final in a time of three minutes 59.82 seconds.
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