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UAE's Al Hammadi clinches bronze at World Para Athletics Championships

James Jose/Dubai
Filed on November 10, 2019
Al Hammadi celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the men's 100m T34 final on Sunday. - Supplied photo

The 34-year-old, who had won silver in the men's 400m T34 category on Saturday, staved off the challenge from Thailand's Chaiwat Rattana to clinch the bronze in the men's 100m T34 final.

 The UAE's Mohamed Al Hammadi won his second medal at this edition of the World Para Athletics Championships on Sunday.

The 34-year-old, who had won silver in the men's 400m T34 category on Saturday, staved off the challenge from Thailand's Chaiwat Rattana to clinch the bronze in the men's 100m T34 final.

The gold was won by world record holder Walid Ktila of Tunisia, while Australian Rheed McCracken took the silver. Ktila finished with a time of 14.99 seconds, well short of the world mark of 14.46 seconds he had set in Arbon, Switzerland in June this year. Al Hammadi had won gold in the 800m T34 category at the Rio Paralympics in 2016, had a timing of 15.93 seconds.

He had won a silver and a bronze at the London Paralympics in 2012, in the 200m T34 and 100m T34 respectively. His medals in the world championships include two gold medals in the 200m and 400m in 2011 in Christchurch, silver in the 100, also in Christchurch. He also won a silver at Lyon in 2013 and three silver medals and a bronze in different distances in 2015.

james@khaleejtimes.com


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