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Nathan Riech wins 1,500m gold to close out WPA Championships

Nathan Riech wins 1,500m gold to close out WPA Championships

Nathan Riech wins 1,500m gold to close out WPA Championships

Victoria’s Nathan Riech gained his first Para World Championships medal on Friday within the 1,500m T38 finals. After an excessively spectacular 2019 the place the runner set more than one information and took many titles, he completed out his season turning into the arena champion in a meet list of four:02:04.

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His teammate and fellow Canadian Liam Stanley completed in 5th position with a time of four:10.78. Canadian Austin Smeenk completed off the championship with a fourth position end within the males’s 800-metre T34 ultimate in 1:46.33.

Team Canada earned a complete of 3 gold, two silver, and one bronze medal along side 5 Canadian record-breaking performances on the 2019 WPA Championships. The athletes will now take a miles deserved ruin earlier than starting their Tokyo 2020 campaigns.

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Canadian medal winners

Brent Lakatos – two gold and one silver (gold – 100m T53, 14.59, gold – 800m T53, 1:40.59, silver – 400m T53, 48.33)

Nathan Riech – gold in T38 1500m, four:02.04

Greg Stewart – silver in F46 discus, 16.30m (PB, CR)

Renee Foessel – bronze in F38 discus, 33.37m (PB, CR)

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