Result: Great Britain's Shelly Woods reaches Paralympic 5,000m final

Result: Woods qualifies for women's 5,000m final
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Great Britain's Shelly Woods qualifies for the Paralympic 5,000m final after recording the third-fastest time in her heat.

Great Britain's Paralympic wheelchair athlete Shelly Woods has qualified for the 5,000m T54 final in the Olympic Stadium.

The 26-year-old, who is Britain's only representative in the 5,000m event, managed to rack up a qualifying time of 13:12.25, which was the third-best of her heat in round one.

Woods, who damaged her spinal cord when she was a child, finished the race behind United States athlete Amanda McGrory and China's Liu Wenjun, who finished first and second respectively.

The final will take place on Sunday at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

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