Canada’s Bianca Borgella sprints to second medal at Para Athletics World Championships


Day Three and 4 was one to recollect for Workforce Canada and Rockland, Ont. sprinter Bianca Borgella, as she gained her second medal on the Para Athletics World Championships in Paris. Borgella gained silver within the T13 200m last, setting a brand new private greatest and Canadian file. Her silver was one in all three medals gained by Workforce Canada observe athletes on Tuesday and Wednesday within the French capital. 

After reaching the T13 200m last with a 25.32-second clocking Tuesday evening, Borgella ran a T13 Canadian file of 25 seconds within the last, reaching the rostrum once more in her first Para world championships. On Monday,, Borgella gained bronze in a close to private greatest time of 12.26 seconds, incomes a qualification spot for Canada on the 2024 Paralympics in Paris.

Borgella engaged in a head-to-head battle with Adi Iglesias from Spain in the course of the last 100m, sharing the lead popping out of the bend. Iglesias managed to tug forward of Borgella within the final 20 metres and took gold in 24.86 seconds.

The 20-year-old sprinter has been Canada’s breakout star on the 2023 Para Athletics World Championships, successful two of Canada’s 5 medals on the Video games.  

Borgella is within the T13 Para classification for observe runners with a visible impairment. T13 means they’ve a restricted area of view, their peripheral imaginative and prescient is proscribed and their central imaginative and prescient may be blurry.

Lakatos wins his seventeenth profession medal

One in all Canada’s biggest Para athletes, , gained his seventeenth world championship medal of his profession on Tuesday, successful silver within the males’s T53 400m. The athlete who edged Lakatos for gold, of Thailand, broke his personal world file to defend his world championship T53 400m title in 46.11 seconds.

The 2023 Paris Para Athletics World Championships is Lakatos’s seventh world championship on Workforce Canada. Athletes within the T53 classification have full use of their arms however don’t have any or restricted trunk operate.

Brent Lakatos on the 2012 London Paralympics Picture: W/C

Canadian file for Austin Smeenk within the T34 400m

Para Workforce Canada captain Austin Smeenk of Oakville, Ont., gained his first medal on the 2023 worlds within the T34 400m. Smeenk took bronze in a decent race, breaking his earlier Canadian file and private greatest in 49.32 seconds. Smeenk can also be scheduled to compete within the T34 100m and 800m later within the week.

The T34 classification is for wheelchair observe athletes with motion affected to a low diploma within the trunk and arms and a excessive diploma affecting the legs. These athletes should compensate for the lowered co-ordination of muscle actions.

Twenty-five Para athletes are in Paris to symbolize Canada from July 8 to 17 on the 2023 Para Athletics World Championships. CBC Sports activities is streaming the occasion on CBCSports.ca, CBC Gem and the CBC Sports activities app for cell units. The schedule is .



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