Athletics - Firas Bentria - men's long jump T11 final - 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon
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Gold: Elexis Gillette, United States of America
Silver: Chuan-Hui Yang, Chinese Taipei
Bronze: Xavier Porras, Spain
Jose Alexis Belizario Angulo, Colombia, Jakkit Punthong, Thailand, Athanasios Barakas, Greece, Martin Parejo Maza, Spain, Chuan-Hui Yang, Chinese Taipei, Elexis Gillette, United States of America, Xavier Porras, Spain, Firas Bentria, Algeria, Tanner Gers, United States of America, Ruslan Katyshev, Ukraine, Alexis Acosta, Argentina, Denis Gulin, Russian Federation
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Lyon, France hosted the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships between 19-28 July. More than 1,100 athletes from 98 countries attended the event which was the first major gathering of international track and field stars following the hugely successful London 2012 Paralympic Games. The majority of medal winners from London competed in Lyon as they started their preparations for the next Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.
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