SHORT SUMMARY: Michael McKillop sensationally has won Gold in the 800m at the Paralympic Games, Beijing, breaking his own held World Record, being the first ever sub 2-minute 800m
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Michael McKillop sensationally has won Gold inthe 800m at teh Paralympic Games, breaking his own held World Record
He is only 18 years old, from Ballymena, living in Glengormley.
This is his first Paralympic Games by Michael (Gerard) McKillop. 2 years ago he won the World Championship in Assen, and has held the World record with a time of 2.02.13 since he won that race aged just 16.
The Paralympic Record was 2.03.18.
However today, Michael at the Paralympics smashed not only the Paralympic record, and the World Record, but the 2.00 minute barrier.
He won in a time of 1:59:39 WR
Brad Scott of Australia was second more than 3 seconds back and French man Mastouri was 3rd.