Bumper Weekend Ahead for Para Athletics

13 July 2023; Cathal Ryan of Ireland after the heat of the 400m T47 during day six of the World Para Athletics Championships 2023 at Charléty Stadium in Paris, France. Photo by Daniel Derajinski/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

It will be a busy weekend for almost all members of the para athletics team with 7 athletes competing in five competitions across the globe.

Fresh off the back of breaking her 100m and 200m PBs Orla Comerford will race in the 100m at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. Comerford’s race is a mixed classification event and will be livestreamed on the Wanda Diamond League YouTube channel. Comerford’s race is at 20:52 Irish time.

Greta Streimikyte will race closer to home at the British Milers Club Sport City Grand Prix  in Manchester. Her preferred race is the 800m. A live webcast of the event can be found here.

Newcomer to the team Lana Sutton will race in the 100m at the Stratford Speed Open.

Cathal Ryan and Alex Lee will be competing in at the Brussels IFAM in Belgium, Ryan in the 400m & Lee in the 100m & 200m.

On home soil Mary Fitzgerald (shot put) and Aaron Shorten (1500m) are in competition at the Athletics Ireland Leinster Championships in Carlow.

Speaking about the weekend ahead James Nolan, Head of Paralympic Athletics said: “The athletes are coming into form at the right time. This can be attributed to great planning by them and their coaches but also, it’s summer season and it’s natural to find form as they get a few competitions under their belt. I’m delighted that they’re injury free, healthy, and able to show what they can do.”

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