Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics – Men's 800 metres

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The Men's 800m athletics events for the 2012 Summer Paralympics took place at the London Olympic Stadium from August 31 to September 8. A total of 8 events were contested over this distance for 8 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 Sat 8
T12 800m R F
T13 800m R F
T36 800m R F
T37 800m R F
T46 800m R F
T52 800m R F
T53 800m R F
T54 800m R ½ F

Results[edit]

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.

Final

Competed 5 September 2012 at 19:35.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Abderrahim Zhiou  Tunisia 1:56.42
2nd, silver medalist(s) Egor Sharov  Russia 1:56.65
3rd, bronze medalist(s) David Devine  Great Britain 1:58.72
4 Lazaro Rashid  Cuba 1:58.76

T13[edit]

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

Competed 8 September 2012 at 11:55.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Abdellatif Baka  Algeria 1:53.01 PR
2nd, silver medalist(s) David Korir  Kenya 1:53.16 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Abdelillah Mame  Morocco 1:53.40 PB
4 Lukasz Wietecki  Poland 1:55.44
5 Tim Prendergast  New Zealand 1:55.85 PB
6 Alexey Akhtyamov  Russia 1:57.33
7 Juan Carlos Arcos Lira  Mexico 1:58.11
Zine Eddine Sekhri  Algeria DQ

T36[edit]

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 6 September 2012 at 19:24.

Final

Competed 6 September 2012 at 19:24.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Evgenii Shvetcov  Russia 2:05.32 PR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Artem Arefyev  Russia 2:06.13 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Paul Blake  Great Britain 2:08.24
4 Pavel Kharagezov  Russia 2:12.47 PB
5 Jose Manuel Gonzalez  Spain 2:15.99
6 Jose Pampano  Spain 2:21.48
7 Gabriel De Jesus Cuadra Holman  Nicaragua 2:23.93 RR
8 Fabio Gutierrez Torres  Colombia 2:30.20

T37[edit]

The T37 category is for ambulant athletes with cerebral palsy. These athletes have movement and coordination problems on one half of their body. They have good ability in their dominant side of their body (ie hemiplegia).

There were no heats in this event. The final was competed on 1 September 2012 at 20:58.

Final

Competed 1 September 2012 at 20:58.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael McKillop  Ireland 1:57.22 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mohamed Charmi  Tunisia 2:01.45 RR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Brad Scott  Australia 2:02.04 RR
4 Madjid Djemai  Algeria 2:04.93
5 Oleksandr Driha  Ukraine 2:06.17 PB
6 Charl du Toit  South Africa 2:06.67
7 Faycel Othmani  Tunisia 2:09.35 PB
8 Khaled Hanani  Algeria 2:14.31
9 Djamel Mastouri  France 2:23.66

T46[edit]

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 8 September 2012 at 21:02.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Gunther Matzinger  Austria 1:51.82 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Samir Nouioua  Algeria 1:52.33 RR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Abraham Tarbei  Kenya 1:53.03 SB
4 Mohamed Fouzai  Tunisia 1:54.94 PB
5 Abdelhadi El Harti  Morocco 1:56.19 PB
6 Jonah Kipkemoi Chesum  Kenya 1:56.57
7 Stanley Cheruiyot  Kenya 2:03.78
Hermas Muvunyi  Rwanda DQ

T52[edit]

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.

There were no heats in this event. The final was competed on 7 September 2012 at 20:39.

Final

Competed 7 September 2012 at 20:39.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Raymond Martin  United States 2:00.34
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tomoya Ito  Japan 2:00.62 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Leonardo De Jesus Perez Juarez  Mexico 2:01.18 PB
4 Toshihiro Takada  Japan 2:02.64 SB
5 Thomas Geierspichler  Austria 2:05.35 SB
6 Cristian Torres  Colombia 2:09.45 PB
7 Hirokazu Ueyonabaru  Japan 2:11.05 SB
8 Josh Roberts  United States 2:18.57

T53[edit]

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 5 September 2012 at 19:43.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Richard Colman  Australia 1:41.13
2nd, silver medalist(s) Brent Lakatos  Canada 1:41.24 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Joshua George  United States 1:41.50
4 Li Huzhao  China 1:41.83
5 Yoo Byunghoon  South Korea 1:42.44
6 Jun Hiromichi  Japan 1:42.99
7 Pierre Fairbank  France 1:43.02
8 Brian Siemann  United States 1:43.09

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

Competed 6 September 2012 at 21:16.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) David Weir  Great Britain 1:37.63
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marcel Hug  Switzerland 1:37.84
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Saichon Konjen  Thailand 1:38.51
4 Kim Gyu Dae  South Korea 1:39.03
5 Josh Cassidy  Canada 1:39.72
6 Jordan Bird  United States 1:40.17
Julien Casoli  France DNF
Zhang Lixin  China DQ

References[edit]

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