Sunshine Coast swimmers Braeden Jason and Jacob Templeton.
Sunshine Coast swimmers Braeden Jason and Jacob Templeton. Christopher Lees

Jason, Templeton miss on on medals in 400m at Rio

SWIMMIMG: Sunshine Coast swimmers Braeden Jason and Jacob Templeton missed out on medals in the S13 400m freestyle final.

Jason finished in fifth and Templeton was close, just one spot behind.

Jason swam well with a time of 4.12.95, Templeton finished about three seconds back on 4.15.86.

"I'm really happy with tonight," Jason said.

"It obviously wasn't a PB but it's the second fastest time I've done this season and in my whole life."

Jason said representing Australia at the Paralympics meant everything to him.

"It's every kids' goal to represent their country, and to be able to represent all vision impaired people in Australia and around the world," he said.

Templeton swam a two second personal best.

"I was really happy, that was my main event," he said.

"We've done a lot of work for that one so to have that work pay off on the biggest stage is really, really satisfying."

This was Templeton's second final of this Paralympics. He finished eighth in the 200m individual medley.

"That's what we come here to do, we come here to do things like that and do PBs... so for them to happen it's really good," he said.

Both swimmers still have the 50m and 100m freestyle left.


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