Jamie sets personal best at world championships

Jamie Carter of Binbrook. Photo: onEdition.
Jamie Carter of Binbrook. Photo: onEdition.

Binbrook wheelchair racer Jamie Carter has achieved a personal best at the IPC Athletics World Championships in France.

The 18-year-old - who had been suffering from tonsillitis in the run up to Sunday’s 200m semi-final - clocked a top time of 30.78 seconds.

Sadly, it was not good enough for a spot in the final but mum Sandra was pleased with her son’s performance.

Speaking after the race, she said: “He’s not qualified for the final but considering he’s had tonsillitis in the last ten days and done a PB (personal best), I’m happy for him.”

Jamie’s time placed him fourth in the six-man field.

And the competition, organised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), is not over yet.

Jamie is still in with a chance of winning a medal in Lyon.

He competes in the 800m final on Thursday, July 25 at 5.26pm and the 400m semi heats on Friday, July 26 at either 6.41pm or 6.48pm.

Jamie is then hoping to compete in the 400m final on Saturday, July 27 at 5.50pm.

Jamie, who has cerebral palsy, began competing in 2010 at the Wheelpower National Junior Games.

He attended an assessment day organised by Humber Sports and was identified as an athlete with potential.

Jamie regularly trains with British Paralympian David Weir who has helped him to improve his racing technique.

And he is coached by Weir’s award-winning coach Jenny Archer.

Last year, Jamie was named ‘sports personality of the year’ and ‘disabled sports personality of the year’ at the 2012 North East Lincolnshire Sports Association awards ceremony.

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