Toowoomba's Sam Carter says finals "just amazing"

ATHLETICS: Just amazing was how Toowoomba's Sam Carter described his first Paralympics final.

Carter finished sixth in the 100m T54 final on Sunday morning, Australian time.

"It was a really incredible experience racing my first Paralympic final," he said.

"The heat, I was really excited and pumped for, but the final was definitely something else and I'll carry that memory with me for the rest of my life."

The 25-year-old said it was a quick race full of some of the best in the sport.

Finland's Leo Peka Tahti took gold, his fourth consecutive Paralympic win in the event.

"It was just packed with titans of our sport, so I just consider myself really lucky to be counted among them and I'm really happy with sixth," Carter said.

Carter who was born with spinabifida, also raced in the 400m T54 last week but didn't make the final, finishing fifth in his heat.

"It's been a totally different experience to any other competition I've been too," he said about the whole experience.

"I was surprised at just how different it all was, from the village to the competition itself, but I've loved every minute of it."


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