Jamaica’s 32 year old Alphanso Cunningham hit world-record form to capture Jamaica’s first gold medal at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France. With a throw of 24.30 metres in the F52-54 javelin final he claimed the country’s second medal to date and broke the previous javelin world record three times on his way to gold.
He established a new record, first with a throw of 22.13m, then with 22.71m and finally with 24.30m. Well done and congrats to Alphanso!
Not to be outdone, Fifty-year-old Sylvia Grant came out strong to win a silver medal in the women’s F57-58 javelin at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World championships as well. Despite being hampered by an injured shoulder, she threw the discus 23.64m. In the end she turned in a brave effort to finish eighth in the final of the women’s F57-58 discus. Congratulations!!!
Here is Alphanso sporting his Gold!
Sylvia Grant also shows off her victory!
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