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Portuguese athletes win big at 7th Inas Open European Indoor Athletics Championships

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With a day and a half of competition remaining at the four day long 7th Inas Open European Indoor Athletics Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, Portuguese athletes have come away as big winners.  They won gold medals in the women’s 3,000 m walk, men’s 3,000 m walk earlier in the competition, and added a pair of gold medals today in  men’s triple jump and women’s triple jump. Lenine Cunha took home gold for Portugal in the men’s triple jump winner.




Other medalists include Spain’s Dionibel Rodriguez who won the men’s 400 m gold in a time of 50.91 secs, and set a new European record.  Sweden’s Stephanie Ydstrom won the women’s 400 m event.   Rodrigue Massianga won gold for France in the men’s 60 m final.  He had a time of 7.16 seconds.  The Netherland’s Marianne Verdonk won the women’s 60 m race in a time of 8.38 seconds.



INAS athletes are having a busy month, with a number of international events on the program. The 2015 Inas International Cricket Series gets underway tomorrow in Melbourne, Australia. The 1st Inas European Handball Championships gets underway in two weeks in Fafe, Portugal. In about a month, the 2015 Inas Conference and General Assembly is being held in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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