Athletics

City of Plymouth’s Shayea continues good season at BWAA Grand Prix event

CITY of Plymouth athlete Doaa Shayea claimed a win and two second places at the BWAA Grand Prix at Stoke Mandeville at the weekend.

Shayea, still an under-20 competitor, took victory in the senior women’s 200m wheelchair event with a time of 36.73 seconds.

She beat Eden Rainbow-Cooper in that race, but her rival from Weir Archer Academy did edge her out in the 100m and 400m events.

Shayea clocked 19.39 seconds in the 100m, with Rainbow-Cooper just taking the win in 19.09.

In the 400m, Rainbow-Cooper and Shayea were along way ahead of the rest of the field. Rainbow-Cooper won in 69.45 seconds, with Plymouth star Shayea clocking a season’s best 71.22 in second.

Shayea’s performances at Stoke Mandeville came just days after she competed at an international IPC event in Paris, where she came fourth in the 100m with 19.18 seconds and fifth in the 200m with 36.17.

The youngster did set a new 100m personal best last month at Stoke Manadeville, clocking a legal 18.99 seconds and a wind-assisted 18.63 seconds. The wind-assisted time was just 0.1 above the legal limit.

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