Hudson makes progress at IPC Athletics World Championships

Determined to right the wrongs of two years ago, quarter-miler Shane Hudson produced a personal best performance to reach the final of the Men's T-47 400 metres on Thursday’s opening day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Two years ago in France, Hudson arrived late to the call room for the final of the event and was scratched.

But, this time, the Para Pan Am silver medallist was on time for qualifying, winning his heat in 49.15 seconds.

No such luck for team-mate David Bascoe who failed to advance following a fourth place finish in his heat with 51.64 seconds.

Veteran Sylvia Grant will also be in action on Friday.

Meanwhile, captain Tanto Campbell missed out on opening the nation's medal count having placed 6th in the Men's F56 Discus final. Campbell threw the discus at 37.73 metres, but was no match for his rivals including gold medallist Leonardo Diaz of Cuba who won with a season's best 45.10 metres. Campbell had won the silver in the event at the Para Pan Am games in August.




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