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Warwick School student returns home after competing in World Para Athletics Grand Prix

Leamington Editorial 6th Jun, 2017   0

WHEELCHAIR RACING: A YEAR ten student at Warwick School has returned home from the half-term break having competed in the 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Switzerland. Previous

Zien Zhou competed in one of the biggest meetings in the world for wheelchair athletes, the tournament attracts competitors from across the globe.

Prior to competing in Switzerland Zien has raced in Arbon where he renewed all of his PBs in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m races.

Last year Zien competed in the wheelchair category in the Mini London Marathon which is an international race lasting 3 miles and for people under 17.




He won the under 14 boys’ wheelchair race and was presented with his trophy by HRH Prince Harry.

As well as this, he was selected to compete in the ‘School Games’ for the Midlands in the 100 metres wheelchair race.


Zien said: “The races were so exciting and I raced with the world record and european record holders in the same heat.”

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