Silver for McCracken at World Para Athletics Championships
Posted on November 11, 2019 by NSW Institute of Sport
Wheelchair track athlete Rheed McCracken has secured silver in the Men’s T34 100m at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Doha.
You would be forgiven for thinking McCracken is tiring of finishing with silver medals in the 100m (T34) class. He has two from the Paralympics Games (2012, 2016) and now three from the worlds (2013, 2017, 2019).
“It does feel a bit that way doesn’t it,” McCracken said, as the gold medal remains elusive for him.
“It’s hard because I feel so happy to be on the podium, and I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but I felt I was in really good form this year. I suppose you’re never too sure how things will pan out with Walid (Ktila).
The Tunisian finished with gold (14.99) ahead of McCracken (15.51) which is the same finishing order as the London worlds two years ago.
“I got a win over him earlier this year so I thought that put me in good stead. It’s just one of those things. I’m still happy to be in second spot because I know lots of people would kill to have a silver medal.”