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Longfield’s Stephen Osborne makes his Paralympics debut

PUBLISHED: 10:02 04 September 2012 | UPDATED: 10:15 04 September 2012

Stephen Osborne

Stephen Osborne

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Stephen Osborne from Longfield made his Games debut in the T51 100m final last night at the age of 49.

The wheelchair sprinter received a roar of cheers and applause from the packed crowd.

He had a slow start and ended up fifth with 23.40 seconds while a new Paralympic record was set by Tony Piispanen with 21.72 seconds.

Stephen only began racing one year ago after spending 15 years playing wheelchair rugby.


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