2011 IPC World Championships

Thoughts Post-Worlds

Sorry for the delay in posting this...a girl's gotta recover from jetlag! Here are some thoughts of mine post-worlds...

2011 IPC Athletics World Championships: Women's 200m T53

Anjali winning the gold medal in the 200M wheelchair sprint!!!

International Paralympic Committee World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2011 January.

Golden girls: McFadden, Forber-Pratt lead U.S. on day four of 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships

Susan Katz January 25, 2011

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand—The women led the way for Team USA on Tuesday as Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) won double gold in the 200m and 800m (T54) while Anjali Forber-Pratt (Natick, Mass.) claimed gold in the 200m (T53) on day four of the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships.

McFadden got things started in the 800m, setting a new Championship record of 1:51.10 on her way to victory. She then came back in the afternoon session and dominated the 200m, racing to gold with a time of 29.33.

“I had to peak at just the right time and things are coming together,” said McFadden. “I’m very happy, excited and honored to win gold. I get a little time to enjoy the wins, and then I have to refocus for my three remaining events.”

Next up was Forber-Pratt whose 200m victory marked her first ever world championships gold, while setting a new Championship record with a time of 29.83. Forber-Pratt has been focusing on the 200m as her signature event and her gold medal-winning performance had her grinning from ear-to-ear as she came off the track at QEII Park.

“This is a dream come true, it’s even better than I imagined it would be,” said Forber-Pratt. “We finished into a really strong headwind and I just had to block that out and give the race everything I had.”

Team USA’s Jessica Galli (Hillsborough, N.J.) narrowly missed the podium in this same event, finishing fourth in 31.13.

World Championships, Here I Come!

A day in the life of Anjali is never a dull moment; anybody who knows me can attest to this. In the span of one weeks' time, I travelled through six states, officially launched a children's coloring book about Paralympic sports, changed the focus of my academic studies, and was named to the 2010 World Championship Team that will be headed to Christchurch, New Zealand in January.

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