And you join us here, today, for what must
be one of the most eagerly awaited finals at the Paralympic games.
There’s a gentle headwind and it’s a little chilly and overcast out there.
And here he comes, local hero Laurence Clark. He’s caused some controversy by using an
electric powered wheelchair but he has clipped half a second of his personal best.
In the line one – Buckley, personal best this year.
Lane two – Saunders, definitely in contention for a medal.
Lane there – Simmons, Laurence’s main rival for the gold.
And lane four, Jackson, who’s frankly, making up the numbers.
And in late five, British champion Laurence Clark, mentally and physically prepared, wearing
his lucky pants and top. This really should be a straight forward contest
between Simmons in lane three and Clark in lane five.
The blocks. And they’re off, and yes as expected Simmons
is taking the lead but Laurence Clark will matched on in the second half of the races.
Here they are approaching the all-important first hurdle.
Now they are into the saddle now and this is where all that intense training does pay
off. Simmons in three, all struggling to keep up there.
Clark, coming out for air, oh very risky strategy but it could pay off.
Yes and here comes Buckley, oh it’s between these two now.
Clark and Buckley. Clark and Buckley.
Clark and Buckley. And Clark gets in by a nose.
The crowd goes absolutely wild here at the Paralympics as Clark himself celebrates there
with a trick back pint in the flowers. Inspirational.