Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Maria Lyle wins bronze in women's T35 100m - Women's Running

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Maria Lyle wins bronze in women’s T35 100m

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  August 27, 2021

Maria's medal is the first athletics medal for ParalympicsGB in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games

Athletics have officially kicked off at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games today, and Team ParalympicsGB has started strong thanks to Maria Lyle, who won bronze in the women’s T35 100m.

The 21-year-old from Scotland, who has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, competes in the T35 classification. She secured her medal after an incredible season-best race effort, crossing the line in 14.18s

It’s Maria’s second Paralympic Games – she brought home a silver and two bronze medals from Rio de Janeiro in 2016. “I’m over the moon to have my 4th Paralympic medal!” she says. “Thank you to everyone who supports me to be the best version of myself. Roll on the 200m!” We can’t wait – we’ll be watching and cheering you on, Maria!

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Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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