Friday, July 8, 2016

Two Otago athletes have received a late call up to join the New Zealand paralympics team in Rio.

Javelin thrower Caitlin Dore and sprinter Jacob Phillips will both compete at the paralympics in September.

19 year old Phillips, who has mild cerebral palsy, is back on track after he was forced to put his athletics career on hold last year after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

The pair will join the six athletes named earlier this year, after New Zealand was reallocated an addition female and male slot for the games.

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