Teenager Bolton takes 6th in women’s discus, breaks Americas record

Tilsonburg phenom sends a message for Paris, 2024

Charlotte Bolton tossing second discus attempt
Charlotte Bolton mid second attempt. the Tillsonburg natives longest discus toss in Tokyo at 27.72 m  Canadianparalympics.com

Canada’s youngest Paralympian is filled with joy after putting in an excellent performance in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. 

Charlotte Bolton continued to amaze, breaking an Americas record in the discus F41 with a throw of 27.72 metres, 1.93 metres off her PR of 29.65. 

Her sixth-place finish comes after a prior sixth-place finish in the women’s F41 shot put event.

The Tillsonburg, Ont. native, still only 18, showed her appreciation of the experience she gained in Tokyo via Instagram by thanking her fans and honouring gold medalist Raoua Tlili, Tunisia.

Although she isn’t going home with a medal, Bolton’s age bodes well for both Paris, in 2024, and Los Angeles, 2028.

The five athletes who finished higher than her in the discus average a combined age of 28, 10 years older than Bolton, who still has lots of development ahead of her. 

Bolton wasn’t primed to make an appearance this year but Tokyo being delayed by a year played into her cards nicely. 

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Posted: Sep 1 2021 1:27 pm
Filed under: Athletics Parasports Tokyo Paralympics