Roberts wins discus bronze; Canada ends IPC Worlds with 11 medals

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Doha, Qatar – The 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships came to a close today with Jason Roberts of Toronto winning bronze in the men’s F34 discus final. Roberts set a personal best of 31.98-metres to secure Canada’s sole medal on the last day of competition. Over the ten-day event Canada won four gold, four silver and three bronze for a total of 11 medals.

Roberts on his bronze medal performance, “It went better than I expected. I went into the competition with doubts. I didn’t feel I was 100 percent but I got a bronze medal. Thank you to my friends, my family back home and my coach Ken Hall.”

Kyle Whitehouse was also in action today, he finished sixth in the T38 100-metres final in 11.98 seconds, said Whitehouse, “I am happy with being sixth, but am not satisfied with the time, I can go faster.”

Canada’s 2015 IPC Worlds medallists

Gold
Brent Lakatos, Dorval, QC – T53 100m / 200m / 800m
Guillaume Ouellet, Victoriaville, QC – T13 5000m

Silver
Jason Dunkerley and guide Josh Karanja, Ottawa, ON – T11 5000m
Brent Lakatos, Dorval, QC – T53 400m
Pamela LeJean, Cape Breton, NS – T53 shot put
Ness Murby, Salt Spring Island, BC – F11 javelin

Bronze
Renée Foessel, Orangeville, ON – F38 discus
Becky Richter, Saskatoon, SK – T51 club throw
Jason Roberts, Toronto, ON – F34 discus

Canada ranked 15 out of 62 countries in the medal standings with 11 medals. Canada ranked 13 in the placing table with 152 points. The placing table awards eight points for a gold medal, seven for silver, six for bronze all the way down to one point for an eighth place finish.

The line – Canada on the placing table

Gold – 4 (32 pts)
Silver – 4 (28 pts)
Bronze – 3 (18 pts)
4th – 4 (20 pts)
5th – 2 (8 pts)
6th – 10 (30 pts)
7th – 6 (12 pts)
8th – 4 (4 pts)
Total –  152 points

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