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Canada's Roy golden in wheelchair race at worlds


Canada's Diane Roy captured Canada's first gold medal at the world track and field championships Saturday in Daegu, South Korea.

The Sherbrooke, Que., native won the 800-metre wheelchair race in one minute 50.91 seconds. Japan's Wakako Tsuchida took silver with a time of 1:51.11 and Rochelle Woods of Great Britain took bronze in 1:51.27.

Roy has won medals at several paralympic events in the past few years, including a bronze medal at the Paralympic worlds in January.

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