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Thom places seventh on first day of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships; Dupont & Frotten seek podium spot on Day 2

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Results from the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships

Five years after hosting the 2012 Paralympic Games, world class para athletics has returned to London Stadium with the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships. Friday marks the first of ten days that Canadians best para athletes will compete for podium spots.

In the men’s T54 100-metres, Curtis Thom of Missasauga, Ont., earned a spot in Canada’s only evening final. Thom cross the line the line in 14.76 to record a 7th place finish. Isaiah Christophe of Brampton, Ont., placed 14th overall with a time of 15.38.

Recording a time of 2:05.89, Liam Stanley of Victoria, B.C., was the fastest in the qualifying round of the men’s T38 800-meters. Stanley will take part in the event final on Sunday at 4:15PM.  Shayne Dobson of Moncton, N.B., and Mitchell Chase of Pickering, Ont., also competed in today’s heats by did not advance.

In the men’s T12 100-metre category, George Quarcoo of Toronto set a personal best of 11.41. He missed out on the final by .09 and finished in 11th place.

Saturday Preview

Veteran Diane Roy of Lac-des-Aigles, Que., will take part in the heats of the women’s T54 1500-metres. Roy is a two-time medallist at the distance taking silver in the 2006 and 2011 World Para Athletics Championships. Austin Smeenk of Oakville, Ont., is set to contest the men’s T34 100-metres. In the women’s T53 200-metres, Ilana Dupont of Saskatoon, Sask., and Jessica Frotten of Whitehorse, YT., will contest the event final. 

Race Time (ET), Name, Event, Round

6:35 Diane Roy 1500m T54 Heats
6:55, Austin Smeenk 100m T34 Heats
15:47, Austin Smeenk 100m T34 FINAL*
16:41, Ilana Dupont, Jessica Frotten 200m T53 FINAL*

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