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Cuban Durand earned award for greatest Paralympic moment of the last decade


HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 7 (ACN) For her extraordinary performance at Rio 2016, where she won three gold medals, Cuban sprinter Omara Durand won the award for the greatest moment of the last decade at Paralympic Games.

According to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) social media survey, Durand, a five-time Paralympic champion and world record holder in the T12 100, 200 and 400 meters, won by 499-229 votes over British cyclist Sarah Storey.
This recognition of the outstanding runner joins others in her successful sports career, in which she has also won several titles in universal competitions and Parapan American Games such as those of Lima 2019, in which she earned three gold medals.
Likewise, Durand has been nominated on several occasions for the Laureus sports awards, which recognize outstanding performances in different disciplines and categories.
Italian cyclist Alex Zanardi, a former Formula 1 driver who lost both legs in an accident, finished third in the virtual "competition" behind Durand and Storey.

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