You can’t ask for much more than a PB

Thursday 6th September 2012
Sam Ruddock in the T35 200m Semi Final (05/09/2012)

Last night in the Olympic Stadium Sam ran the race of his life to secure a PB in the T35 200m Semi Final of the Paralympic Games, yet unfortunately he just missed out on the final.

Coming into the games as an unknown on the world stage having only taken up Athletics 6 months ago, Sam’s rapid progress through the national ranks led to a surprise call up for the novice to the games 2 months ago for both the 100m and 200m in the T35 class.

Joe McDonnell, Sam’s coach was understandability delighted for Sam after such an amazing night, “The aim for this games was to learn from the experience in the build up to the 2016 Rio games, and for Sam to come out with two 9th place finishes is incredible! He’s done himself proud and I’m sure we can expect a very bright future for Sam”.

Whilst it seems Sam is already switched and ready to improve on London in Rio, “I am blessed to have shared the start of this journey with all of you. Not only have I done the incredible but I have witnessed the incredible. Thank you all.

I am proud to be a Paralympian, proud to wear Great Britain on my chest and absolutely buzzing that I just ran a PB at the Paralympic Games!

The four year plan begins soon so the hard work doesn’t stop for Rio 2016. Let’s go get it!”

Photo courtesy of Job King.

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