Top-five finish for Sophie Kamlish at IPC World Championships in Doha

29 October 2015

Sprinter Sophie Kamlish finished just outside the medal places when she contested the T44 100m final at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha on Thursday.

The 19-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, ran the second-fastest time of 13.53 in the morning’s semi-finals as she finished runner-up to defending champion Marlou van Rhijn.

The Dutch runner went on to beat her own world record as she won the final in 12.80 and silver went to Marie-Amelie Le Fur of France, who has already won T44 400m and long jump gold this week.

Kamlish was well placed at 50m after getting off to a strong start but was ran out of the medals in the closing stages and finished fifth in 13.51, with bronze going to Nyoshia Cain of Trinidad & Tobago.

Kamlish is the second member of Ellchuk’s training group to represent Britain in Doha this week, with Paul Blake having won T36 800m gold and 400m silver.

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