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Lewis claims top honours

Bermudian wheelchair racer Jessica Lewis enjoyed a strong performance in the Daniela Jutzeler Memorial International Track Meet in Switzerland.

Having claimed two top finishes, including victory in the T53 Women’s 200-metres race, at the ParAthletics WPA Grand Prix last week, Lewis built on that momentum by clinching another top spot on the podium.

Victory came in the T53 Women’s 200m race in a time of 31.96 seconds, ahead of Kelsey Lefevour, of the United States, in 32.04, and Yen Hoang, of the United States in 32.51.

Lewis fell agonisingly short of a podium place in the T53 Women’s 100m race, finishing fourth in a time of 17.33 seconds. Angela Ballard, of Australia, won in a time of 16.50, ahead of Samantha Kinghorn, of Great Britain, in 16.91, and Lefevour in a time of 17.18.

Lewis also featured in the T53 Women’s 400m race, but had to settle for an eighth-place finish in a time of 1min 1.11secs.

Ballard secured her second first place, in a winning time of 54.50, ahead of Chelsea McClammer, of the United States, in 55.28 and Kinghorn, who added third to her previous second-place finish, crossing the line in 55.64.