Ireland's Noelle Lenihan clinches bronze in Women's F38 discus throw

Gold was achieved with a world record mark

BY Raf Diallo 22:28 Saturday 17 September 2016, 22:28 17 Sep 2016

Current World Record holder in the F38 Discus Noelle Lenihan during the Irish Paralympic Team announcement for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games at City Hall in Dublin. Picture by: Brian Lawless / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ireland's Noelle Lenihan has won bronze in the Women's F38 Discus Throw at the Rio Paralympics.

Her best attempt was her opening throw which reached a mark of 31.71 metres, enough for third place. 

That in itself was a Paralympic record at that point of the competition.

Lenihan then saw China's Mi Na break the world record that the Irish woman had set in June 2016 in Lausanne.

Na won with a record throw of 37.60 metres, which like Lenihan's best throw, was also her first of the night.

Silver went to Shirlene Coelho of Brazil.

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