Friday 28 April 2017

Athletics: Wayland claims discus silver

Silver lining: Catherine Wayland proudly shows off her medal. Photo: Sportsfile
Silver lining: Catherine Wayland proudly shows off her medal. Photo: Sportsfile

WEXFORD'S Catherine Wayland hit the medal trail for Ireland on the opening day of the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, when finishing second in the F51 discus with a throw of 13.56 metres.

"I am delighted with my performance as it has been 13 years since my last major championship medal," she said. "I also have the discus competition to come and am refocusing now on delivering another top performance. I would like to thank my coach for all his help and support over the years. I dedicate this medal to my son Calum and coach Pat Furlong."

Ray O'Dwyer, competing in his first major championships, came 12th in the F34 shot putt final with a distance of 7.65m.

Irish Independent

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