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Portugal wins 10 medals in Europeans with intellectual disability

Portugal has won 10 medals on the second day of the European indoor track and field Championships of the International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities (INAS), with the fifth medal of Lenine Cunha being the highlight.

After the silver in the triple jump and in the pentathlon, Cunha reached the 200th medal in international races with the bronze in the 60 meters hurdles, before adding the 201st and 202.ª in the long jump and the coup 4×200 meters, accompanied by Carlos Freitas, Carlos Lima and Sandro Baessa.

For the Luso athlete, a bronze medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, there is still 4×400 meters and the high jump in Istanbul to continue adding ‘metals’.

The Portuguese Carina Paim reinforced the dominance in the European context of the 400 meters since she had already won the European Championship of 2018 and today she returned to win the gold medal, now on covered track.

Ana Filipe also finished first in the 60 meters hurdles, with a time of 9.96 seconds, and later obtained a new medal, this time of bronze, in the long jump, the third in the race, after silver in the triple jump in the first day.

Sandro Baessa whit 2 medals, bronze in the 400 meters, besides the 4×200 post, and Afonso Roll became vice-champion of the 3,000 meters march, distance in which Joana Silva was a bronze medal, in the feminine test, after also to get third place in the 3,000-meter race.

On the first day, the 11-a-side Portuguese delegation won four medals in Istanbul, bringing the number of ‘metals’ to 14 from the four-day event, a figure already above the 2017 championships in Prague, when they reached 13 medals.

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