China gets 300th gold in Paralympic history

September 7th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 7 (IANS) Para-athlete Zhao Xu took China’s 300th gold medal in Paralympic history here Thursday, winning the men’s 100m-T46 final.

Zhao Xu, 27, who began the sport in Grade 5 at school, refreshed the 100m-T46 Paralympic record in 11.05 seconds, reports Xinhua.

He also got the silver in the men’s 4×100m relay-T42/T46 at the London Paralympics.

Zhao, an amputee, realised his potential in the sport when he won the 60m sprint organised by the rehabilitation center.

His motto is “Do more ordinary things, and speak less pretty words”.

China made its Paralympic debut in New York 1984 and claimed only two titles. In Athens 2004, China topped the standings with 63 golds. In Beijing 2008, China swept 89 golds to defend its No. 1 position.

In the ongoing London 2012, China has collected 68 gold medals to lead the tally.

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