Peter Genyn shines in Berlin: "I hadn't expected this"

Peter Genyn has clinched a second gold medal at the European championships Para Athletics. After winning the 100 metres (T51) he also wheeled to victory in the 200 metres.  

It was a close game. Finland's Toni Piispanen proved a strong challenger, but Genyn stood strong. "It was very close from start to finish", Genyn said. "But I was half a wheel in front and I managed to keep this margin."

His Gold in the 200 metres is his 10th successive triumph in a major championship. "My last years have been so great. I can only hope that this continues." Genyn had to undergo an operation in July to tackle a hip injury, which is why he hadn't expected the success. "I missed several crucial trainings. I am glad it worked out after all." (photo below: the 100 metres)

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