Get Kids Going! supported athlete Isaac Towers reaches Paralympic finals in 800m

We were delighted to see Get Kids Going! supported athlete, Isaac Towers, reach the Paralympic finals with his results on 3rd September in Tokyo. He finished second in the T34 800m race in a season’s best time of 1.46.58.

Isaac Towers (left) came second in T34 800m giving him a place in the finals

The Get Kids Going! supported athlete began wheelchair racing at the of age 11. He was introduced to the sport by his coach Ian Thompson. When I was in secondary school, I went to a few trial events from wheelchair tennis and basketball to seated throwing. But after a period of time, I started wheelchair racing and loved it”. Isaac said. 

Isaac Towers (left) in training at Kirkby Athletics with fellow Paralympians

Isaac is hoping for his first Paralympic medal. He finished fifth in the 2016 final in Rio. He has five from European Championships and won bronze in the Para World Championships bronze 2017. His European medals included gold in Italy five years ago.

Issac was a former BBC young sports personality of the year nominee.

“He is getting there and is gaining experience.” said his proud father Frank. “He is comfortably placed in the top six or seven in the world, though his funding was always geared towards the Paris Paralympics of 2024.”

We wish Isaac all the best for the finals which will take place on Saturday 4th September.

We’re also looking forward to cheering on all of our other Get Kids Going! athletes in the coming days. Catch up with our daily Paralympic news posts here.