Two weeks after breaking the discus F52 world record at the Paris Grand Prix, Gomes was at it again – this time in the shot put, where she managed a huge 7.11m – nearly one metre further than American Cassie Mitchell’s record from six years ago.
Gomes has multiple sclerosis but is determined not to let the degenerative condition stand in the way of her Para athletics career.
“I’m so grateful that even with something that should make me worse, I got the record and it is making life go on,” said an emotional Gomes, who also took the win in the discus F52 with a best of 15.79m.
“My disability is something that is progressive, so each day I am fighting against something that I am trying to get through. Sport helps me keep going in life. The multiple sclerosis is always with me but it does not beat me, I am the one winning against my disability.”
Congratulations to Elizabeth Gomes, for breaking a record in the shot put.
I really like her attitude about multiple sclerosis which is quoted in this article.
This story is very inspiring and shows how far we’ve come in treating multiple sclerosis or MS.