Icelanders Satisfied with Results of Paralympics

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Icelanders Satisfied with Results of Paralympics

The five Icelandic contestants in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing have finished competing and are satisfied with their performances. None of the contestants returned with a medal, but two of them improved on their personal records.

Sprinter Jón Oddur Halldórsson was the most successful Icelandic contestant at the games; he was the only one who had competed at the Paralympics before, Morgunbladid reports.

Halldórsson finished fifth in a 100-meter dash on Saturday. His time was 13.40 seconds, his best time this year.

Swimmer Eythór Thrastarson improved on his time in 100-meter backstroke by 5.78 seconds on Saturday, finishing 12th. He clocked in with 1:20.15.

Earlier in the games, Thrastarson had finished eighth in 400-meter freestyle where he improved on his personal record by 13 seconds. Thrastarson is aiming for the gold in the 2012 London Paralympics.

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