Thrower Jo Butterfield wins European silver medal
Doncaster-born Jo Butterfield won a siler medal at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin.
Butterfield, who now lives in Scotland, threw a best of 21.53m to seal a podium finish in the F51 Club Throw.
She said: “It has been a tough year. I had surgery earlier in the year, so I am just very happy to be competing here. I would have liked to have thrown a little further, but it is pretty good to be out there.
“I would have preferred the gold to be honest but wouldn’t we all. Getting a medal for the team is a big thing.
“It has been a rough year and a lot of rehab, I still have more to come. To take that silver medal is quite special.”
She added: “I was perhaps a bit sluggish. I was glad to get one really big throw out there where the speed was right but the others, I didn’t feel like that.
“I have a lot of work to do over the winter to get stronger, but I look forward to doing that and coming back fighting in Dubai next year.”
Butterfield is the reigning Paralympic champion.