Mandy François-Elie won the bronze medal in the 200m in the T37 category at the Tokyo Games on Friday.
New French medal at the Paralympic Games. Mandy François-Elie won the bronze medal in the 200m in the T37 category on Friday August 27th.
After the Frenchwoman made a strong impression in the series and temporarily set a Paralympic record before that of the following series was broken, the Frenchwoman struggled to follow late in the final. The 31-year-old Martinique missed the silver medal by a hundredth of a second and took third place on the podium with a time of 27 ”34.
The gold went to Xiaoyan Wen, who also set a new world record in 26.58. Mandy François-Elie, hemiplegic (partially paralyzed on the right side) won her second Paralympic medal after being crowned in the 100m in London.
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