Djibouti at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
|Djibouti at the Paralympic Games|
|At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London|
|Competitors||1 in 1 sport|
|Paralympic history (summary)|
Houssein Omar Hassan, a right arm amputee, competed in the men's 1,500m T46 (a category for athletes with disabilities affecting the upper limbs or torso). He was cheered home by the London crowd as he finished seven minutes behind every other athlete; he ran more than two laps alone on the track after every other athlete had crossed the finish line. He told an official that "he had suffered an achilles injury early in the race but, as Djibouti's sole representative, had been determined to finish the race".
|Houssein Omar Hassan||Men's 1,500m T46||11:23.50||8||Did not advance|
- Summer Paralympic disability classification
- Djibouti at the Paralympics
- Djibouti at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- "It’s Official – London 2012 to be Biggest Paralympic Games Ever | IPC". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- Djiboiti athletes, London 2012 official website
- "Athlétisme: qualifications et finales", France Télévisions, 1 August 2012
- Paralympics live, The Telegraph, 1 September 2012
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