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Canada's Brent Lakatos wins 3rd gold at paralympic worlds

07/26/2013 02:52 EDT | Updated 09/25/2013 05:12 EDT
Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., earned his third gold medal and at the world paralympic athletics championship on Friday.

The 33-year-old paraplegic clocked 14.51 seconds in the men’s T53 100-metre final in Lyon, France. Lakatos won gold in the T53 200 (26.00) and 400 (49.02) events earlier in the week, all championship records.

He picked up a silver medal in the 800.

Lakatos earned his first Paralympic medal in his third Games last September in London, finishing second in the T53 400.

The Quebec-raised computer analyst from Dallas became a paraplegic as a result of a hockey accident when he was six.

Lakatos’s wife, Stefanie Reid, is a single-leg amputee who also competed at the 2012 Paralympics.

The world paralympic athletics championship continues through the weekend.

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