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Aresti reaches RIO 2016 Paralympic games

Cypriot Paralympian Antonis Aresti has made history again, qualifying for the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro after smashing the qualifying time in the 400m final in Qatar.

It was once again a huge day for Cyprus athletics as the 32-year-old from Limassol managed to book a place in his third Paralympic games with a time of 50.22 in the 400 metre final.

Aresti will also be setting his sights on another final, when he competes in the 200m final in Qatar on Saturday.

It will be the third time that the athlete has participated in the Paralympic games; the first was in 2008 when he took the silver medal in Beijing in the men's 200 metres.

In 2012 he fell a short of earning another Paralympic medal when he finished fourth in the 200 metre final in London.

Following his latest accomplishment, Aresti posted this message on Facebook:

"So people have told me that this is what RIO looks like! I would like to thank everyone who supported me and a special thanks to my sponsors who believed in me and have been by my side. Thank You!”