The Spanish athlete Yassine Ouhdadi the silver medal in the 1,500 metersclass T13 of visually impaired, in the Paralympic athletics world championships that are held at the Charlèty in Paris (France), which is his second medal in the championship after gold in 5,000. Sara Andrés was proclaimed runner-up in the 100 meter class T64.
Ouhdadi, 28, starred in a great comeback in the last 300 meters of the racein which thanks to a change of pace in the last corner he was able to overtake his opponents on the outside, going from sixth place to second.
The victory went to the Tunisian Rouay Jebabliwhich stopped the clock at 4:00.23, sixty-eight hundredths less than Yassine Ouhdadi, who entered the finish line in 4:00.91. The bronze was awarded to the Algerian Abdellatif Baka with 4:01.13.
This silver medal is the second won by Yassine Ouhdadi in the World Cup in Paris. The first was gold in the 5,000 meters, also in the T13 category.
From Morocco to Tortosa
Yassine Ouhdadi, who was born with inoperable cataracts in both eyes, He suffers from total blindness on the left and partial blindness on the right.. She came to Spain from Morocco when she was six years old with his parents and his eight siblings and they settled in the Tarragona town of Tortosa, where his family opened a grocery store.
He studied until he was fifteen years old but he had to leave it to help at home, although he didn’t mind too much since he had a hard time not being able to read the papers easily.
Athletics came into his life at the end of 2014. First as one more leisure activity practicing it in the mountains and on the asphalt. His talent did not go unnoticed by him. Spanish Paralympic Committeewho recruited him to be part of the National teamwith it was proclaimed runner-up in the world in 2019 in Dubai and Paralympic champion in Tokyo 2020.
Sara Andrés, 100 meters world runner-up
the madrilenian Sara Andrés was proclaimed this Thursday runner-up in the world of 100 metersT64 class of physically disabled, in the Paralympic Athletics World Cup that takes place at the Charlèty stadium in Paris.
Sara Andrés, 36, entered the final with the second best mark of the qualifying round (12.95), second only to the Dutch Fleur Jong (12.45), the great favourite, who took the gold after dominating the last race with a time of 12.47.
The athlete from Madrid, who uses prosthetics on both legs after a traffic accident in 2011 that caused her to suffer a double amputation below the kneesfinished second with 12.83, twelve hundredths less than the Canadian Marissa Papaconstatinou, who hung the bronze with 12.95.
This silver medal extends the list of winners of Sara Andrés, who in the The 2017 World Cup in London won two bronzes in 200 and 400 meters, the same metal as in the 2021 European Championship in Poland It crashed at 100.