Zhou takes trio of medals at World Para Junior Championships - The Coventry Observer

Zhou takes trio of medals at World Para Junior Championships

Coventry Editorial 6th Aug, 2019   0

ZIEN Zhou played his part in a successful showing by Great Britain at the World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland, after taking home two gold medals and a silver.

The Coventry Godiva Harriers athlete, who is coached by Job King, won gold in the T33-34 100m and 200m events, and took a silver for his efforts in the 400m race, adding to the Team GB tally of four gold, nine silver and four bronze medals in total.

An emotional Zhou spoke after winning his second gold medal, and said he felt immense pride to bring home success for Britain on the international stage.

“It is lovely to round off the Championships how we started them, with a gold medal,” he said.




“Congrats to Matt [Cooper, who finished third] on another medal, he has had a great event – it shows that Britain is really strong in this department, so we have a bright future.

“I’d like to thank everyone at British Athletics for having the confidence to select me – it has been such an honour to represent my country at these championships.”


Zhou also singled out Godiva Harriers coach King for the role played in his success, and for supporting the Bablake School pupil throughout the Championships.

The wheelchair racer won the under-20 200m title with a second personal best time of the week, finishing in 30.24 (+0.7), following Saturday’s silver medal in the 400m event, where he raced to a 58.91 finish.

In Friday’s opener, Zhou flew across the line in a PB time of 16.83 (+0.5) for his first gold in the 100m race, which proved his maiden global junior title.

Support community journalism by making a contribution.

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - facebook.com/CovObserver to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Printing

We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Coventry Observer.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.

Advertising

Advertise with the Coventry Observer to reach your audience