Twice as nice: Güity wins second gold at Grand Prix
A day after he placed himself atop the world rankings with his time in the 200-meter T64 at the 2019 Para Athletics Grand Prix, Sherman Güity finished in first once again.
Saturday, the Costa Rican athlete won the 100-meter sprint with a time of 00:10.99 at the international event hosted in Nottwil, Switzerland.
In his short career as a para-athlete, Güity has earned: Two bronze medals at an event in Arizona; two gold medals in Barranquilla, Colombia; one gold and one silver in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and in his first competition in Europe, two golds in Nottwil, Switzerland.
President Carlos Alvarado tweeted his support of Güity, writing that he “congratulates the Tico athlete Sherman Güity for his outstanding participation” at the 2019 Para Athletics Grand Prix.
Felicito al deportista tico Sherman Güity por su destacada participación en el Gran Prix Mundial de Paratletismo en Suiza. Logrando dos tiempos extraordinarios se coloca como el mejor en el ranking mundial de su categoría. ¡Bravo! 🇨🇷 pic.twitter.com/YcL48T5cfN
— Carlos Alvarado Quesada (@CarlosAlvQ) May 25, 2019
Güity began training as a para-athlete after losing part of his left leg in a 2017 traffic accident.
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