Medal joy for teenager Towers

Towers - silver lining
Towers - silver lining
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Student Isaac Towers struck silver in the 800 metres T-38 race at the IPC European Championships in Swansea

The wheelchair athlete, from Catterall who attends AKS School, Lytham, took second place behind the gold medal winner Henry Manni, of Finland.

Towers, 15, clocked a time of one minute, 55.18 seconds.

The winning time was 1:55.18.

Earlier at the meeting, he had finished seventh in the 100m final and said he had been confident of a medal going into the 800m, his best event.

The Great Britain youngster, a member of Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club, competes in the 200m on Thursday.