We were delighted to see wheelchair racer Melanie Woods make her debut in Tokyo, just 2 years after attending the 2019 Inter Spinal Unit Games and receiving Wheelwrights Funding to support her dreams of competing at the Paralympic Games for ParalympicsGB 🇬🇧
Melanie qualified from the T54 800m heats with a new personal best. In the final she finished 5th in the world behind Paralympic legends Tatyana McFadden and Manuela Schaer, and took away another huge PB with a time of 1:50.40 🙌 Melanie also took part in the 400m but did not make the final this time unfortunately.
What a brilliant debut games it has been for Melanie and an unforgettable experience no doubt. Thank you to everyone who has supported Melanie to achieve her dreams of becoming a world class wheelchair racer, and we now look forward to following her career further as she sets her sights on Paris!
Read her WheelPower story: https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/cases/wheelwrights-melanie-woods