October 27, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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Brent Lakatos won silver and Tok won 3rd medal in the 100 meters

L'athlète s'apprête à frapper un coup droit de l'autre côté du filet. Son coéquipier s'est positionné en fon de terrain et se prépare à la contre-attaque.

Synonymous with the Paralympic record, Thailand’s Pio Pangsakorn won the gold with a time of 14.20, while Saudi Adbulrahman Alkurashi lifted the back of the podium.

I never thought I would get 10 medals, I was about to retire after the 2008 Games [il ne comptait aucune médaille à son palmarès à cette époque, NDLR].

A quote from:Brent Lacatos, Canadian Para Athlete

Dorvalois started the race well. He had a neck and neck with Alkurashi for the first 50 meters, then for 50 Pangsacorn‌, he quickly climbed past the leaders and comfortably climbed into the lead.

Lakatos also beat his close friend and finished 21st in one second faster than Alkurashi.

This new 2nd place comes on top of the silver medals in the 400m T53 and 5000m T54.

“I never thought I would get 10 medals” – Brent Lacatos

Photo: Radio-Canada / Oliver Walters

Lakatos joined the selection club when he became the ninth Canadian representative to win 10 medals at the Paralympic Games.

Cubeser won gold at the Rio Games in 2016 and still holds the world mark in the 100m T53.

He will return at 10:21 EDT on Wednesday night for the 800m T53, at which he was widely admired.

I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. 800m, this will be my race, Full of hope and confidence, explained Lakatos.

In addition to the 800 meters, he will take part in his sixth and final event, the marathon, after benefiting from a two-day vacation. The event will be played on Saturday at 5:30 pm (EDT).