The Costa Rican rises to the top of the Olympic record after winning the first medal for the Central American country in the Paralympic Games
The national parathlete Sherman Guity got the silver medal in the final of the 100 meters category T64 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Sherman Guity He stopped the chronometer at 10.78 and recorded his best time again, since in the semifinal he had scored 10.88, and that mark allows the national to hang the medal and give Costa Rica the first Paralympic medal in history, a momentous achievement in the Olympic record.
🥈Just wonderful! Thank you Sherman Guity for leaving the name of Costa Rica as high as possible🔥https: //t.co/Nt1eU2xAye pic.twitter.com/xcD71jOOeA
– ESPN Costa Rica (@ESPN_CR) August 30, 2021
The T64 category refers to athletes who compete in speed and have a leg amputation.
In the end, Sherman Guity faced Johannes Floors and Felix Streng from Germany; Jarryd Wallace, Jonathan Gore and Hunter Woodhall from the United States; Jonathan Peacock from the UK; and Mpumelelo Mhlongo from South Africa, the world’s leading athletes in this event.
For Sherman Guity, the return to the competition and the medal are a triumph since he had to serve 24 months of punishment, after testing positive in an adverse analytical control, after incurring an unintentional infraction.
Sherman Guity He will remain in the history of Costa Rican sport as he is the first Costa Rican to advance to a Paralympic final and in the process hang a medal.