Three medals for Welsh athletes on Day 1 at the WPA European Championships

Tuesday 21st August, 2018

It was raining medals for Great Britain's Welsh representatives on Day 1 at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin. The trio of Harri Jenkins (DSW Para Academy), Laura Sugar (Birchfield; Joseph McDonnell) and Hollie Arnold (Blackheath & Bromley; David Turner) all secured podium finishes on a brilliant 60 minutes of action at the Olympiastadion, Berlin on Monday evening. 

Laura Sugar was first to step on to the track, as she stormed to a bronze medal in the Women's T44 / T64 100m Final. Laura clocked 13.63 seconds - her third fastest 100m clocking of the season to secure her place on the podium.

Next on track it was Harri Jenkins in the Men's T33 100m, making his debut at the Championships after switching to athletics from basketball back in 2016. Harri crossed the line in 19.44 seconds to claim victory and take the gold medal ahead of Germany's Denis Schmitz. 

Paralympic, World and Commonwealth Champion, Hollie Arnold, was next to compete in the Women's F46 Javelin Final. She stamped her authority on the competition, finishing with a gold medal winning throw of 40.15m to become European Champion and complete the 'Grand Slam'. She's now the Paralympic, World, Commonwealth and European Champion as well as the World Record Holder in the F46 Javelin event. 

Hollie Arnold - added European Title to her Paralympic, World and Commonwealth titles 

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