Richard Browne named USATF Para-Athlete of the Year

London 2012 silver medallist picked up the award after a tremendous 2014 which saw him go undefeated and set a new 200m T44 world record. 21 Dec 2014
Richard Browne of the United States looks on after the Men's 100m T44 heats on day 7 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

USA's Richard Browne is the man to beat in the 200m T44 races


US Paralympian and London 2012 silver medallist Richard Browne capped a memorable season with the USA Track & Field (USATF) Para-Athlete of the Year Award.

The national governing body of track and field in the United States presented Browne with the award after a terrific 2014 season which saw him go undefeated both in indoor and outdoor competitions.

In addition to finishing the year ranked No.1 in the IPC Athletics World Rankings for the 100m and 200m T44, Browne also smashed the 200m world record at the IAAF Diamond League in Brussels. His time of 21.62 seconds took 0.29 off his previous best.

Browne will be hoping his form continues in 2015 as his bids for his first major title having won silver at both London 2012 and the Lyon 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships.