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Silver lining for Andrew

Brilliant Andrew Kaar from Solihull scooped a silver medal in the 3000 metres and bronze in the 1500 behind Russia and Poland.

Brilliant Andrew Kaar from Solihull scooped a silver medal in the 3000 metres and bronze in the 1500 behind Russia and Poland.

He was part of a successful British team which won double gold, plus silver and bronze at the fifth INAS European Indoor Athletics Championships in Finland.

Reflecting on the championships, for athletes with a disability, medallist Andrew said: “Competition was difficult, with tough opponents especially the Polish athlete Daniel Pek who is especially fast at the end of races.

“I was pleased with my performance though, particularly silver in the 3000m and I thought Team GB performed well overall.”

Tracey McCillen, chief executive of the UK Sports Association said: “There were good medal performances from Andrew and gold medal sprinter Claire Ryan and our congratulations go to them and Team GB. We’ve had some strong performances and can see new talent emerging on the road to Paralympics of London 2012.”

 

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