Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics – Men's 5000 metres

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2012 Summer Paralympics
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The Men's 5000m athletics events for the 2012 Summer Paralympics took place at the London Olympic Stadium from 31 August to 7 September. A total of three events were contested over this distance for three different classifications.[1]

Schedule[edit]

R Round 1 ½ Semifinals F Final
Event↓/Date → Fri 31 Sat 1 Sun 2 Mon 3 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thr 6 Fri 7
T11 5000m R F
T12 5000m R F
T54 5000m R ½ F

Results[edit]

T11[edit]

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.

Top five finishers:

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Cristian Valenzuela
Guide: Cristopher Guajardo
 Chile 15:26.26 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jason Joseph Dunkerley
Guide: Josh Karanja
 Canada 15:34.07 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shinya Wada  Japan 15:55.26 RR
4 Francis Thuo Karanja
Guide: James Kuria Karanja
 Kenya 15:56.67 PB
5 Nuno Alves  Portugal 16:06.28 SB

T12[edit]

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.

Top five finishers:

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) El Amin Chentouf  Morocco 13:53.76 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Abderrahim Zhiou  Tunisia 14:19.97 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Henry Kirwa  Kenya 14:20.76 PB
4 Gustavo Nieves  Spain 14:22.93 RR
5 Tadashi Horikoshi  Japan 14:48.89 RR

T54[edit]

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

Top five finishers:

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) David Weir  Great Britain 11:07.65
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kurt Fearnley  Australia 11:07.90
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Julien Casoli  France 11:08.07
4 Marcel Hug  Switzerland 11:08.16
5 Prawat Wahoram  Thailand 11:08.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics - Schedule & Results". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 20 August 2012.