Liam Stanley captures silver for Canada at para athletics worlds

Liam Stanley put Canada back on the podium Saturday at the world para athletics championships.

Victoria native is 6th Canadian to reach podium this year

Canada's Liam Stanley, pictured above at the Rio Paralympics, earned silver at the para athletics world championships on Saturday. (Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)

Liam Stanley put Canada back on the podium Saturday at the world para athletics championships.

Stanley raced to a time of four minutes 37.96 seconds at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to capture silver in the men's T37 1,500-metre event.

Ireland's Michael McKillop won gold in 4:36.38, while Shayne Dobson of Moncton, N.B., placed fifth in 4:46.61.

The Victoria native finished second overall on Saturday in London, England. 8:02

The Victoria native is the sixth Canadian to earn a medal at the worlds, raising Canada's overall total to eight — three gold, two silver and three bronze.

Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., has won all three gold medals for Canada in London and will try to add a fourth on Sunday in the men's T53 100. Hamilton's Jason Dunkerley has a silver while Guillaume Ouellette of Victoriaville, Que., Calgary's Alister McQueen and Ness Murby of Salt Spring Island, B.C., have each picked up a bronze.

Canada's eight medals are good for 14th in the total count. China leads the way with 57 while the United States is second with 53.


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