Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics – Men's 400 metres

The Men's 400m athletics events for the 2012 Summer Paralympics took place at the London Olympic Stadium from September 2 to September 8. A total of 10 events were contested over this distance for 10 different classifications.[1]

Schedule

R Round 1 Β½ Semifinals F Final
Event↓/Date β†’ Fri 31 Sat 1 Sun 2 Mon 3 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thr 6 Fri 7 Sat 8
T11 400m R F
T12 400m R Β½ F
T13 400m R F
T36 400m R F
T38 400m R F
T44 400m R F
T46 400m R F
T52 400m R F
T53 400m R F
T54 400m R Β½ F

Results

T11

The T11 category is for athletes with a visual impairment. A T11 athlete may be entirely without sight, or be able to perceive light, but have no ability to see the shape of a hand at any distance. T11 athletes commonly run with guides.

Final

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) JosΓ© Sayovo Armando
Guide: Nicolau Palanca
 Angola 50.75 PB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lucas Prado
Guide: Laercio Alves Martins
 Brazil 51.44 SB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Gauthier Tresor Makunda
Guide: Antoine Laneyrie
 France 52.45
Daniel Silva
Guide: Leonardo Souza Lopes
 Brazil DNS

T12

The T12 category is for athletes with visual impairment. Athletes in this category will generally have some residual sight, the ability to recognise the shape of a hand at a distance of 2 metres and the ability to perceive clearly will be no more than 2/60. T12 athletes commonly run with guides.

Final

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Mahmoud Khaldi  Tunisia 48.52 WR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Hilton Langenhoven  South Africa 49.04 PB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jorge B. Gonzalez Sauceda  Mexico 50.41 PB
4 G. Desgarrega Puigdevall
Guide: Alejandro Guerrero Diaz
 Spain 50.68

T13

The T13 category is for athletes with a moderate visual impairment. Athletes in this category have a variety of visual impairments, but can typically recognize contours from a distance of 2 to 6 metres. Athletes in this category do not typically require a guide.

Final

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Alexey Labzin  Russia 48.59 PR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Alexander Zverev  Russia 48.83 PB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Mohamed Amguoun  Morocco 49.45
4 Ioannis Protos  Greece 49.67 SB
5 Hussein Kadhim  Iraq 49.76 RR
6 Djamil Nasser  Algeria 49.88 PB
7 Zine Eddine Sekhri  Algeria 51.16 PB
8 Markeith Price  United States 51.98

T36

The T36 category is for ambulant athletes with cerebral palsy. These athletes do not have the capacity to remain still and they show involuntary movements with all four limbs affected. They usually walk without assistive devices.

There were no heats in this event. The final was competed on 4 September 2012 at 20:45.

Final

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Evgenii Shvetcov  Russia 53.31 WR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Paul Blake  Great Britain 54.22 PB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Roman Pavlyk  Ukraine 55.18 PB
4 Che Mian  China 55.99 RR
5 Andrey Zhirnov  Russia 57.53
6 Artem Arefyev  Russia 59.70
7 Jose Manuel Gonzalez  Spain 01.51
8 Gabriel De Jesus Cuadra Holman  Nicaragua 02.88 SB

T38

The T38 category is for ambulant athletes with cerebral palsy. T38 athletes have the mildest form of impairment caused by cerebral palsy, often in only one limb, and not affecting the ability to run, walk or jump freely, although impairing performance. T38 athletes may suffer minor co-ordination difficulties.

Final

Rank Athlete Country Class Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Mohamed Farhat Chida  Tunisia T38 50.43 SB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Zhou Wenjun  China T38 51.56 RR
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Union Sekailwe  South Africa T38 51.97 PB
4 Abbes Saidi  Tunisia T38 52.05 PB
5 Tim Sullivan  Australia T38 52.39 SB
6 Marius Stander  South Africa T38 53.62
7 Marcel Houssimoli  Vanuatu T37 07.61 SB
Omar Monterola  Venezuela T37 DNF

T44

The T44 category is for athletes who have a single below knee amputation or who can walk with moderately reduced function in one or both legs.

Final

Competed 8 September 2012 at 21:57.

Rank Athlete Country Class Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Oscar Pistorius  South Africa T43 46.68 PR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Blake Leeper  United States T43 50.14 RR
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) David Prince  United States T44 50.61 WR
4 Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira  Brazil T43 51.59 PB
5 David Behre  Germany T43 51.65
6 Jarryd Wallace  United States T44 53.90
7 Ivan Prokopyev  Russia T43 54.74
8 Liu Zhiming  China T44 55.91

T46

The T46 category is for athletes who have a single above or below elbow amputation or similar disability, with normal function in both legs.

Final

Competed 4 September 2012 at 20:54.

Rank Athlete Country Class Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gunther Matzinger  Austria T46 48.45 RR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Yohansson Nascimento  Brazil T45 49.21 WR
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) P Uggl Dena Pathirannehelag  Sri Lanka T46 49.28 RR
4 Antonis Aresti  Cyprus T46 49.59 SB
5 Hermas Muvunyi  Rwanda T46 49.59 RR
6 Emicarlo Souza  Brazil T46 50.74
7 Xie Hexing  China T46 1:01.80
Addoh Kimou  Ivory Coast T46 DQ

T52

The T52 category is for wheelchair athletes with damage to spinal cord in the higher parts of the back, substantially impaired or no trunk function, and minimal or no leg function. Pushing power comes from elbow extensions, and appears close to normal except for use of modified gloves to compensate for grip.

Final

Competed 3 September 2012 at 19:48.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Raymond Martin  United States 58.54
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Tomoya Ito  Japan 1:00.40 SB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Thomas Geierspichler  Austria 1:04.64 SB
4 Josh Roberts  United States 1:05.76
5 Peth Rungsri  Thailand 1:06.46 SB
6 Beat Boesch  Switzerland 1:07.72
7 Paul Nitz  United States 1:15.15
Hirokazu Ueyonabaru  Japan DQ

T53

The T53 category is for wheelchair athletes with normal use of arms and hands, no or limited trunk function, and no leg function.

Final

Competed 2 September 2012 at 20:11.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Li Huzhao  China 49.70 SB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Brent Lakatos  Canada 50.17
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Richard Colman  Australia 50.24
4 Yu Shiran  China 50.92 PB
5 Joshua George  United States 51.14
6 Yoo Byunghoon  South Korea 51.30
7 Jung Dong Ho  South Korea 51.45
8 Hamad N M E Aladwani  Kuwait 52.04

T54

The T54 category is for wheelchair athletes with no leg function, but near full arm function and reasonable to normal trunk function. Typically this may be caused by a lower spinal cord injury or spinal cord birth defect.

Final

Competed 7 September 2012 at 20:47.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Zhang Lixin  China 46.88 PB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kenny van Weeghel  Netherlands 47.12 PB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Liu Chengming  China 47.36 PB
4 Leo Pekka Tahti  Finland 47.68 PB
5 Marcel Hug  Switzerland 47.80
6 Marc Schuh  Germany 48.42
7 Cui Yanfeng  China 51.20
Saichon Konjen  Thailand DQ

References

  1. ^ "Athletics - Schedule & Results". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 16 August 2012.

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