Canadian wheelchair racer Lakatos and Smyth come to Switzerland with 5 medals combined

Canadian wheelchair racers Brent Lakatos and Tristan Smith had a very successful weekend at the Swiss National Championships in Urbana, Switzerland, winning five medals in the event.

Smith won a gold medal in the T-53 / T-54 5,000 meters, while fellow Canadian Brent Lakatos won a bronze medal in that race, as well as a gold in the 1500 meters, a silver in the 400 meters and another bronze in the 100 . Meter.

At 5000, 35-year-old Smith finished with a time of 10 minutes and 37.42 seconds. American Daniel Romanchuk was second with a time of 10: 49.72, while the Lacatos were third with a time of 10: 50.07.

In the 100 meters, Lakatos from Dorval, Ky., Finished behind Mexican silver medalist Juan Pablo Cervantes Garcia (13.99 seconds) and Finland gold medalist Pekka-Leo Tahti (13.82 seconds).

The Lakatos won the gold medal in the 1,500 meters on Friday with a time of 2: 55.99. Briton David Weir was second with a time of 2: 56.52, and Romanchuk in third with a time of 2: 57.02.

The 60-year-old Lakatos also won the silver medal in the 400 meters with a time of 79.92 seconds, trailing Romanchuk (65.62), but ahead of Tahti.

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