Davies and Breen round off successful WPA European Championships for Welsh athletes

Sunday 26th August

Paralympic, World and European Champion Aled Davies (Cardiff; Ryan Spencer Jones) secured his second title at the World Para Athletics European Championships on Sunday as he took victory in the Men's F42/F63 Shot Put Final. Aled secured victory with a Championship Record throw of 15.49m, his second best throw of the season - securing his title defence from the IPC European Championships in 2016. Aled added Shot Put gold to his Discus gold earlier in the week to mark a fantastic championships for the Cardiff athlete. 

Jordan Howe (DSW Para Academy; Christian Malcolm) secured his second silver medal of the Championships on Sunday afternoon as he ran to a second placed finish in the Men's T35 200m Final. Jordan finished just under 1 second behind Ukraine's Ihor Tsvietov with a clocking of 27.04 seconds. 

In the Women's T38 100m, Gold Coast double medallist Olivia Breen (City of Portsmouth; Aston Moore) secured bronze as she ran to a season's best clocking of 13.30 seconds. The race was won by Great Britain's Sophie Hahn in a new Championship Record of 12.52, and marks a big improvement for Olivia after she finished 6th in the T38 100m Final at the IPC European Championships in 2016.

Laura Sugar (Birchfield; Joseph McDonnell) capped off her remarkable Championships as she secured gold as part of Great Britain's Universal 4 x 100m relay, adding gold to her T44 100m and 200m bronze medals from earlier in the week. Meanwhile on Friday, Rhys Jones produced a brilliant run to finish 2nd in the Men's T37 100m Final to earn himself a silver medal. After finishing 4th in the 200m on Wednesday, Rhys secured his place on the podium on Friday as he stormed to a time of 12.10 seconds, just 300th of a second behind winner Vladyslav Zahrebelnyi of Ukraine.

Cardiff's Steve Morris (James Thie) took on the middle distance double as he raced in the Men's T20 800m Final on Friday, where he finished in 4th place in a time of 1:57:76, less than a second outside the podium places. He then came back on Saturday to take on the Men's T20 1,500m where he once more put in an admirable performance, finishing in 4th place with a time of 4:01:21. 

As the Championships come to a close, welsh athletes have picked up a total of 12 medals for the British team - an outstanding cotribution and performances to be admired. 

Full results from the World Para Athletics European Chamionships can be found here

Jordan Howe - Silver in the T35 100m and 200m

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