Australian Success has local link

There was a strong local connection to Australian Sarah Walsh’s Bronze medal win in the T64 long jump at the World Para track and field championships in Dubai on Monday evening.

Sarah’s mother Patricia hails from Clones.

Having been in the Silver medal position when equaling the Australian record of 5 metre 20, an entraling final jump seen Maya Nakanlshi of Japan taking gold on 5 metre 37 with Marlene Van Gansenwinkel taking the silver on 5 metre 24.

This is Sarah’s first medal at World level and sets her up well for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in late August of 2020.