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Brent Lakatos adds a third Tokyo Paralympic medal in T53 100m

This is Lakatos's tenth Paralympic medal of his career, an incredible achievement

Photo by: Alasdair Massie

Brent Lakatos won his third medal of the Paralympic Games, winning silver for Team Canada in the T53 100m.

Lakatos was off to a quick start, taking the lead in the early stages of the race. It was Pongsakorn Paeyo of Thailand who broke away from the field after 50m, breaking the Paralympic record in 14.20s. Lakatos came across the line beating Abdulrahman Alqurashi of Saudi Arabia in 14.55s.

Lakatos also placed second in the men’s T53 400m and 5,000m. This is Lakatos’s tenth Paralympic medal of his career – an incredible achievement.

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He was the defending champion in the T53 100m event, winning the gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Lakatos has the potential to add more medals to his count, as he will compete in the T53 800m and the marathon over the next couple of days.

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Lakatos is a T53 Para/wheelchair racer who has movement affected to a high degree in the trunk and legs. These athletes have to generate power solely from their arms and shoulders during the race.