REID ON TOP

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AF­TER two Par­a­lympic sil­ver medals, Stef Reid went one bet­ter to gain her first global gold in the T44 long jump and she was un­der­stand­ably de­lighted.

Now un­der­tak­ing pre­sent­ing du­ties with Chan­nel 4 for the re­main­der of the cham­pi­onships, it was no sur­prise that Reid, who is mar­ried to Cana­dian wheel­chair racer Brent Lakatos, spoke in­cred­i­bly well in her post-com­pe­ti­tion in­ter­views.

“It’s funny, peo­ple keep be­ing re­ally sur­prised that this re­ally is my first global ti­tle!” smiled the sin­gle-leg am­putee, who had marks of 5.40m and 5.30m in­cluded in her se­ries. “I’ve been at this a long time. It’s just re­ally sat­is­fy­ing.”

Nether­lands’ Mar­lene van Gansewinkel was se­cond with 5.29m.

Raoua Tlili of Tu­nisia re­tained her F41 dis­cus crown with a 32.29m cham­pi­onship best, while Ire­land’s Ni­amh McCarthy won the sil­ver medal with a throw of 26.17m to re­peat the Rio re­sult.

Stef Reid: soars to se­cure her spot on top of

the podium

Raoua Tlili: re­tained her dis­cus ti­tle

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