PARALYMPICS: Gold for Colman and silver for Cartwright
Thursday, 6 September 2012
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Richard Colman won gold in the T53 wheelchair 800m (1:41.13) and Kelly Cartwright has taken silver in the T42 100m final.
Richard Colman (Vic) has added an impressive GOLD medal in the T53 wheelchair 800m to the Australian tally at the 2012 London Paralympic Games tonight, as Kelly Cartwright (Vic) stormed home for silver in the T42 100m final.
Colman said: “In Athens I was a rookie and I probably shocked some of my competitors then with how well I went. There were less surprises here tonight with regard to who was out in front, but I am glad that I had enough to cross first and reclaim what was my first major championship crown.”
Cartwright, who set a world record and won gold earlier in the long jump, clocked a personal best and improved on the previous world record to clock 16.14 and cross as silver medallist.
Enjoying a great start, the 22-year-old Cartwright sat side-by-side with gold medallist Martina Caironi (ITA) and Jana Schmidt (GER), before the world leader Caironi broke away in the closing stages leaving Cartwright to battle it out and beat Schmidt.
Cartwright said: “I’m so happy with this campaign, tonight is a personal best, the long jump was a world record, I have two medals and honestly can’t ask for anything else.
More information at Athletics Australia.