Great Britain's Maria Lyle scoops T35 100m gold at World Para-Athletics Championships

Maria Lyle won gold in the T35 100m (Hibernian Community Foundation)
11:26am, Mon 11 Nov 2019
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British teenager Maria Lyle has won the T35 100m at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.

The three-time Paralympic medalist and five-time European champion crossed the finish line in 14.62 seconds, winning her first ever individual world title.

Following her victory, the 19 year-old said: "I'm so happy. There were a few stumbles at the start of the race so to pull off a performance like that it means so much. It gives me confidence going into the Paralympic year.

"This is my third worlds so it's been a number of years of just learning from previous experiences, not only physically but mentally, and learning how to cope with the challenges that come along with a championships.

"I think it's just growing up, experiencing stuff and just actually enjoying the sport for once. I think people take things too seriously but if you remember you're just running from one line to another."

Lyle will next be racing in the T35 200m on the evening of November 14.