The T64 category refers to athletes who compete in speed and have a leg amputation.
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Published on Monday, August 30, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

In a historic day for Costa Rica's sport, today Sherman Guity-Guity won a silver medal in the final of the T64 100 meter sprint of the Tokyo Paralympic World Games at  5:43 a.m. Costa Rica time. The international games are held from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5 in Japan.

The T64 category refers to athletes who compete in speed and have a leg amputation.



Guity record was 10.78 seconds in the 100m final, competing against two Germans athletes Felix Streng and Johannes Floors and the British Jonnie Peacook.

"In a photo finish final, the gold medal to Streng (10.76), the silver to Guity (10.78) and the shared bronze,  to Floors and Peacook (10.79)," announced the Olympic Committee.

According to the Committee, last week Sherman placed second in his heat with a time of 10.88 seconds, his personal best record. He is now one of the athletes among the best 8 in this category in the world.

So far, Sherman is the only athlete from team Costa Rica has won a medal. His teammates (Steven Román in table tennis, Camila Hasse for swimming, Diego Quesada in archery, José Pablo Gil in tennis) have managed to improve their personal records but no medal so far.

According to the Committee, more Ticos athletes will compete on the following dates:

 - Henry Raabe for cycling will compete tonight at 10:30 p.m. As well as two Costa Ricans competing in athletics, Melissa Calvo and Ernesto Fonseca at 6:30 p.m.

 - Andres Molina in taekwondo will compete on Friday, Sep. 3 at 7 p.m.

All athletes were vaccinated against covid-19 in June with a donation of vaccines by Pfizer Costa Rica.

The Tokyo Games are broadcasted today by international channels such as Fox Sports, ESPN, Sky Sports and Sport +, among others. In Costa Rica, the games will be broadcast on local channel 6. Tico performances will be released on channels 7 and 13 (the official government channel).



Last month, 15 Costa Rican athletes improved their own personal records at the Tokyo Olympics Games, but without winning any medals.

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