McIlveen Strikes Gold at IPC Grand Prix in Berlin

16/17 July 2016

Conor with his gold medal.
Conor with his gold medal.

Conor McIlveen continued a dream season in which he has shot from obscurity to one of the top Paralympic athletes in Europe.

The Derry Track Club athlete just missed out on a medal with a fourth place at the recent IPC European Athletics Championships but made no mistake on his Grand Prix debut in Berlin.

Held at the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sports Park which will be the venue for the 2018 IPC Europeans, McIlveen was pitted in a mixed T37/T38 800m.

The Big Dog bared his teeth with a fighting third overall and first in his T38 category with a 2:17.07 timing to chalk up his first win in international competition.

Current World Rankings
800m
1  Radius Louis FRA 1979 2:06.11
2  Chase Mitchell CAN 1997 2:10.15
3  Vienberg Christoffer DEN 1994 2:12.68
4  Pizo Rincon Jose Luis COL 1990 2:12.75
5  Serebriakov Maksim RUS 1997 2:13.14
6  Medina Valencia Juan Carlos COL 1989 2:13.50
7  McIlveen Conor IRL 1990 2:13.79

1500m
1  Kenzie Deon AUS 1996 4:08.16
2  Radius Louis FRA 1979 4:13.65
3  Saidi Abbes TUN 1983 4:15.46
4  Vienberg Christoffer DEN 1994 4:26.27
5  Chase Mitchell CAN 1997 4:29.78
6  Enriquez Torres Angel Moises MEX 1995 4:34.83
7  McIlveen Conor IRL 1990 4:41.33

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