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Gold for Ja's Watson

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AM
Shane Watson at the start, ahead of his gold medal run in the T47 400 metres in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday. Watson won in a season's best 49.73.

Shane Hudson, Jamaica's sole para-athlete to the 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix - also known as the Laterias CAIXA Athletics Open Championships, mined gold yesterday in the 400 metres T47, with a season's best of 49.73.

Watson will now turn his attention to competing in the 200m event today and the Super Challenge Race tomorrow, which will see the top eight competitors by times, from all the rated classes, competing for overall honours.

This is the first time that a Jamaican para-athlete is competing in a Grand Prix meet staged by the International Paralympic Committee.

Shane is using the meet to assess his preparation for the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships set for London, England in July.