Victory double for Scottish Para athletes on the track in Manchester

Sunday 30th June 2024

Steven Bryce on his way to the win in Manchester (photo by Getty Images for UK Athletics)

Results from Manchester

There were two Scottish victories to cheer in the Para events early in the afternoon.

First, Steven Bryce saw off all challengers to take the win in the Men’s 1500m Ambulant race.

Steven also won over this distance at the Loughborough International and he had just enough to hold off the others on the finishing straight to post 4:03.31 (Season Best).

‘It is great to get the gold medal again,’ said Steven.

‘I really attacked the race and I used my strength that I have been working so hard on and it paid off.’

That was followed quickly by a strong push from Samantha Kinghorn for victory in the Women’s 400m Wheelchair race. Melanie Woods made it a Scottish 1-2 in terms of the podium there.

‘I’m pleased with that performance and the time at 54.55 is good for this track – the surface here isn’t one I like all that much,’ said Sammi, with Melanie at 56.98.

‘What I did like was the atmosphere and the crowd in the stadium. Even going round after the race and being applauded helps remind me why I am doing this.

‘Coming into this competition I had some good races and with Paris coming up I’m feeling really good.

‘Between now and Paris I have warm weather training and just focus on my training and then get ready for the Paralympics.’

Photo by Getty Images for UK Athletics



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