Silver for Stedman in long jump

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Kiwi long jumper William Stedman has won silver at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Stedman looked like missing out of a medal when he was in fifth place with only one jump remaining.

However, Stedman saved his best jump for last as he then made a leap of 5.64m to secure his medal in the T36 long jump. This final jump was a personal best and an Oceania record. 

Stedman, now has three Paralympic medals after claiming the 400 and 800 metres at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Russian Paralympic Committee’s Evgenii Torsunov won gold with 5.76m, while Ukranian bronze medallist Roman Pavlyk was just one centimetre shy of Stedman’s mark.

After the event Stedman revealed he had to overcome huge adversity to stand on the podium in Tokyo.

“I’ve had a stress fracture for the last few months and we have had to modify training a little bit so I’m stoked to come out and get this.”

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  1. William Steadman miraculously won silver in the Tokyo paralympics with the last jump he had. He didn’t have it steady through the event but the last jump saved him. He jumped 5.76m securing a medal.

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