Road to Rio: Cleethorpes athlete speeding towards an exciting summer

ZAC Shaw continued his progress with a medal-winning performance in a high-quality contest. The Cleethorpes AC Paralympic hopeful

ZAC Shaw continued his progress with a medal-winning performance in a high-quality contest.

The Cleethorpes AC Paralympic hopeful was in action at the BUCS (British University and Colleges Sport) Championships in Bedford.

The visually-impaired sprinter’s main aim this year is selection for the Rio Games.

But before that, he needs to earn his place in the Team GB squad – and he took another step towards doing that last weekend.

First, he competed in the able-bodied 100m race on the Saturday.

He clocked a wind-assisted 11.28 seconds, which would have been a personal best if not for the illegal wind reading of +2.3m/s.

He just missed out on a place in the semi-finals in what was a tough heat.

Then, the next day, he took part in the Para version of the 100m. He took the gold with a solid time of 11.50 seconds.

 

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