In the small town of Sant Cugat, 30 minutes north of Barcelona, the athletics portion of the 2018 Cerebral Palsy World Games got underway yesterday featuring the Lions’ own Rachael Burrows. The multiple time Canadian medalist got right to work, finishing third in the T34 100m .
Burrows, a veteran on this year’s team, is competing in her second CP World Games following her debut 17 years ago in Nottingham, UK. A competitor at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, Burrows credits the experience in 2001 to her developing into a Paralympian.
While she will contest the 200 metre (tonight) and 400 metre finals (tomorrow), Burrows will also be doing work off the track. “[The World Games] is really one of the first experiences athletes will have at an international level. At these Games, I want to be a mentor to the up-an-coming athletes,” Burrows said prior to heading to Spain.