Lakatos on the prowl for more gold at Para Athletics Worlds

July 20, 2017

LONDON (Athletics Canada) Canada’s medal count remained at five (two gold and three bronze) after Wednesday’s (July 19)events at the IPC Para Athletics World Championships.

On Wednesday,  Guillaume Ouellet of Victoriaville, Que., third in the 5000 earlier this week, competed in the men’s T13 1500-metre final. Ouellet placed eighth in season’s best time of 3:59.10.

In the next final on the track, Diane Roy of Lac-des-Aigles, Que., crossed the line eight in women’s T54 800-metre final. Later Ilana Dupont of Saskatoon, Sask., continued the string of eighth place finishes with a time of 1:01.22 in the women’s T53 400-metre final.

In Wedneday’s qualifying sections, Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., advanced to Thursday evening’s T53 800-metre final. While he placed second in the first section, Lakatos looks poised to make a go for a third gold medal. 

George Quarcoo of Toronto ran a personal best of 23.19 in the men’s T12 200-metre heats. Quarcoo was two positions away from advancing to the next round. Alex Dupont of Clarenceville, Que., Isaiah Christophe of Brampton, Ont., and Curtis Thom of Mississauga, Ont., each took part in the men’s T54 400-metre heats but did not advance to the final.

Canada's other medallists are Alister McQueen of Calgary and Ness Murby of Salt Spring Island, B.C., with bronze in the men's F44 and women's F11 javelin events.