Hudson gets more glory at Paralympic Grand Prix


April 24, 2017
Shane Hudson (right) runs to the line to finish second in the T47 400 metres Super Challenge in a season's best 49.63 in the Paralympic Grand Prix. Contributed

Jamaica's Shane Hudson followed his T47 400 metre success last Friday with a fourth place finish in the T47 200 metre despite running a season's best 23.22 in winning heat one in the Paralympic Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday.

Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos of Brazil was the overall class winner in 21.65.

Hudson turned his attention to the Super Challenge which comprised the eight fastest times from all 400 metre classes, in an evenly contested race throughout he was edged on the line by Brazilian T20 athlete Daniel Tavares Martins who won in 49.31 while Shane ran another season's best 49.63.

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

Hudson will next turn his attention to the Arizona Grand Prix in the USA in two weeks time as he continues his preparation for the 2017 World Para Athetics Championships set for London, England in July.

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