Former Cobar athlete achieves success at Para Nationals

Former Cobar athlete Alexandria Eves (pictured at centre) isn’t letting a car accident get in the way of her achieving her goals as an athlete. ▪ Photo contributed

Former local athlete, Alexandria Eves recently competed at the Para National Championships and finished with some great results.

Eves, who now lives in Dubbo and has been working hard on her recovery from a serious car accident in 2016 which left her with head and neck injuries, competed in the Women’s Open Para Ambulant 100m and 200m sprint events.

Eves has been classed as a T36 athlete.

She explained that each category of each disability has a world record, and the closer you get to it the lower percentage you are awarded.

“The time equates to a percentage of the world record and a person’s level of disability is all factored into calculation,” she said.

In the 100m, Eves finished in 12th place overall and third place in the T36 class with a new personal best time.

Eves finished 15th in her 200m sprint overall and placed 4th in her T36 class.

The national carnival not only attracted athletes from all over Australia, but also from New Zealand and New Caledonia to compete.