Athletics at the 2016 Summer Paralympics – Men's 100 metres T54

Men's 100 metres T54
at the XV Paralympic Games
Venue Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
Dates 16–17 September 2016
Competitors 21 from 17 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Leo Pekka Tahti  Finland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Yang Liu  China
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Kenny van Weeghel  Netherlands

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.

The Athletics at the 2016 Summer Paralympics – Men's 100 metres T54 event at the 2016 Paralympic Games took place on 16–17 September 2016, at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange.

Heats

The heats were held consecutively on the evening of 16 September. 21 athletes were divided into three heats of seven athletes each. Qualification to the final was automatic for the top two athletes in each heat, and the fastest two losers also qualified for the final.

Heat 1

19:27 16 September 2016:[1]

Rank Lane Bib Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 9 2358 Erik Hightower  United States 14.56 Q
2 8 1736 Yoshifumi Nagao  Japan 14.76 Q
3 7 1502 Richard Chiassaro  Great Britain 14.83
4 3 2298 Rashed Aldhaheri  United Arab Emirates 15.41
5 5 2339 Eduardo Dutra  Uruguay 16.76
6 6 1484 Edmond Ngombi  Gabon 18.79
7 4 1490 Demba Jarju  The Gambia 18.82

Heat 2

19:34 16 September 2016:[1]

Rank Lane Bib Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 6 1254 Yang Liu  China 14.11 Q
2 5 1930 Kenny van Weeghel  Netherlands 14.28 Q
3 9 2229 Saichon Konjen  Thailand 14.44 q
4 8 1045 Samuel Carter  Australia 14.59 q
5 7 1457 Esa-Pekka Mattila  Finland 15.07
6 3 2372 Daniel Romanchuk  United States 15.61
7 4 1185 Jacques Ouedraogo  Burkina Faso 19.32

Heat 3

19:41 16 September 2016:[1]

Rank Lane Bib Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 6 1459 Leo Pekka Tahti  Finland 14.00 Q
2 7 1240 Yanfeng Cui  China 14.39 Q
3 3 2282 Fethi Zouinkhi  Tunisia 14.70
4 5 1549 Marc Schuh  Germany 15.26
5 4 2228 Ekkachai Janthon  Thailand 15.29
6 9 1197 Vun Van  Cambodia 15.44
7 8 1296 Jhon Mwengani Mabonze  Democratic Republic of the Congo 17.46

Final

19:37 17 September 2016:[2]

Rank Lane Bib Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) 3 1459 Leo Pekka Tahti  Finland 13.90
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 6 1254 Yang Liu  China 14.10
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 1930 Kenny van Weeghel  Netherlands 14.23
4 2 2229 Saichon Konjen  Thailand 14.28
5 8 1240 Yanfeng Cui  China 14.32
6 1 1045 Samuel Carter  Australia 14.46
7 4 2358 Erik Hightower  United States 14.49
8 7 1736 Yoshifumi Nagao  Japan 14.71

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