GRIMSBY Paralympic hopeful Zac Shaw says winning two silver medals at the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games has given him a big confidence boost ahead of a defining two years.
As reported, Shaw was among more than 1,600 talented athletes from across the UK who descended on Manchester to compete in 12 sports across four action-packed days at the annual event.
The 18-year-old was one of the stars of the show as he clocked 11.90 seconds in the ambulant 100m and 24.08 in the ambulant 200m to secure second spot twice behind Shaun Burrows.
And Shaw, a former Grimsby Institute pupil and a member of Cleethorpes AC, admitted his success in Manchester has made him hungry to reach next year’s senior World Championships, and then Rio 2016.
“My races went very well,” said Shaw. “I went in not expecting anything so to come second is amazing.