Record boost for Holt

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

TEENAGE sen­sa­tion Isis Holt has de­fended her T35 100m world ti­tle in record time at the para- ath­let­ics cham­pi­onships in Lon­don.

The 16- year- old Aus­tralian ( right) ran 13.43 sec­onds in the fi­nal on Wed­nes­day, eclips­ing her pre­vi­ous world record by 0.14secs to take the gold medal. The per­for­mance sur­passed her own ex­pec­ta­tions af­ter re­cently re­cov­er­ing from a bout of ton­sil­li­tis.

“I wasn’t even sure if I’d be here in Lon­don, so to be able to come out here and run a time like that, I can’t get over that,” Holt said.

“Know­ing that I can pull up and get re­sults like that gives me con­fi­dence for the fu­ture.” It con­tin­ues a stel­lar meet for Holt, who also won a second straight 200m ti­tle three days ear­lier.

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