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Blake leading by example; SPORT SHORTS ATHLETICS.

GREAT Britain team captain Paul Blake won a silver medal in the 400 metres T36 at the IPC World Championships in Doha.

Blake, who took silver in the same event at London 2012, was beaten by a championship record from Russia's Evgenii Shvetcov.

The 25-year-old from Dorset held off a late challenge from Roman Pavlyk of Ukraine, who had to settle for bronze.

"I was expecting tough competition, especially with the reigning world champion," he said on www.paralympic.org.

"I didn't execute the race as well as I could have done but I can't complain with the silver medal."

Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir finished second in his heat to reach the T54 1500m final.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 24, 2015
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