Paralympian Lyle sets two world records on the same day

Maria Lyle from Dunbar
Maria Lyle from Dunbar

Maria Lyle from Dunbar was in sensational form at the weekend.

The 14 year-old from Dunbar cemented her dominance on the world Paralympic scene with two world Paralympic records in the same day at the Bedford International Games at the weekend.

Maria set a new world record in the 100m in the T35 category with a superb time of 14.63 sec and two hours later smashed her existing world record and set a new time of 30.71 sec which gives her the unique distinction of being the first woman paralympian in history in that category to beat the 15 sec and 31sec barriers for 100 and 200m.

Maria will now go into training for the European championships which is in Swansea in August and will be the clear favourite.

Cameron Tindle from Berwick was also in superb form at the weekend running for the Scotland select team at Grangemouth against Scottish and Irish Universities.

Tindle who is only 15, ran a sensational 21.72 sec finishing in a fine third place against top class senior opposition, including Scotland’s top male sprinter, Ryan Oswald, who was made to run right to the line. The time set by Tindle is the third fastest time in Europe for a junior this season and this young sprinter is setting the world of sprinting alight with his talent this season.

His performance was so highly rated by the Scottish selectors that they have asked him to be available for the Scottish senior 4x100m senior relay squad running in the Diamond League meeting in Glasgow prior to the Commonwealth Games.