Athletics at the 2016 Summer Paralympics – Men's 400 metres T54

Men's 400 metres T54
at the XV Paralympic Games
Venue Rio Olympic Stadium
Dates 11–12 September
Competitors 20
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Kenny van Weeghel  Netherlands
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Liu Yang  China
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Yassine Gharbi  Tunisia

The Men's 400 metres T54 event at the 2016 Summer Paralympics took place at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange on 11 and 12 September.[1] It featured 20 athletes.

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.

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Paralympic records were as follows:

World & Paralympic record  Zhang Lixin (CHN) 45.07 10 September 2008 Beijing, China

Results

Heats

Qualification rule: The first two finishers in each heat (Q) and the next two fastest (1) qualify for the final.

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Liu Yang  China 46.42 Q, PB
2 7 Kenny van Weeghel  Netherlands 46.60 Q
3 6 Yassine Gharbi  Tunisia 46.70 q
4 3 Saichon Konjen  Thailand 47.01 q, SB
5 8 Curtis Thom  Canada 47.93
6 5 Alex Adelaide  France 49.91
Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 7 Liu Chengming  China 46.87 Q
2 4 Richard Chiassaro  Great Britain 46.98 Q
3 5 Yoshifumi Nagao  Japan 48.85 q
4 6 Daniel Romanchuk  United States 49.15
5 8 Sam Carter  Australia 49.24 SB
6 2 Alexandre Dupont  Canada 49.28
7 3 Eduardo Dutra  Uruguay 57.08 PB
Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 8 David Weir  Great Britain 46.65 Q
2 5 Cui Yangfeng  China 47.61 Q, SB
3 4 Jake Lappin  Australia 48.88
4 7 Marc Schuh  Germany 48.89
5 6 Erik Hightower  United States 49.19
6 2 Ekkachai Janthon  Thailand 51.15
7 3 Rashed Aldhaheri  United Arab Emirates 51.36

Final

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 Kenny van Weeghel  Netherlands 46.65
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 6 Liu Yang  China 46.79
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2 Yassine Gharbi  Tunisia 47.07
4 7 Richard Chiassaro  Great Britain 47.17
5 4 David Weir  Great Britain 47.30
6 8 Cui Yanfeng  China 47.63
7 1 Saichon Konjen  Thailand 47.66
8 3 Liu Chengming  China 47.69

References

  1. ^ "Athletics – Schedule & Results". Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 3 October 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.

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