Bronzes for Bath pair

27 June 2012

Two University of Bath based athletes collected bronze medals on the third day of the IPC European Paralympic Athletics Championships in Holland.

Paul Blake ran a pb and dipped beneath his old world record with a run of 2:06.81 in the T36 800m.

That gave him third in a high quality race won by Russia’s Evgenii Shvetcov in a new global best of 2:05.05.

He said: “I don’t think I went off too quick, but I did feel like I started to go back in the last 100m. I am delighted though, it’s a big PB and there were just better athletes on the day.”

Katrina Hart came third in the T37 200m in 30.20. “I just didn’t have it out there,” she admitted; “But if I had to pick between winning gold here or in London I’d always pick London, this is just a stepping stone.”

The pair are both coached by Rob Ellchuk.

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