July 27, 2013
LYON, France - Former University of Georgia student-athlete Jarryd Wallace earned his second gold medal and world record at the International Paralympic Committee Track & Field World Championships, as he raced a leg of the 4x100 meter relay that set a new world record early Saturday morning.
The relay team sped to a time of 40.73 in the finals of the T42-46 classification, topping the previous world record of 41.78 set by South Africa in May 2012. Brazil claimed the silver in 41.72 while Russia earned the bronze medal with a finish of 44.93.
This marks Wallace's second gold medal of the IPC World Championships, as he also finished first in the T44-classification of the 200 meters with a world record mark of 22.08 last Sunday. Wallace narrowly missed medaling in the 100 meters, finishing fourth in 11.27.
The IPC World Championships marked the first major gathering of international track & field athletes since the London 2012 Paralympic Games last September.