Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics – Men's 800 metres
|Athletics at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
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.
|Event↓/Date →||Fri 31||Sat 1||Sun 2||Mon 3||Tue 4||Wed 5||Thr 6||Fri 7||Sat 8|
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.
Competed 5 September 2012 at 19:35.
|David Devine||Great Britain||1:58.72|
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.
Competed 8 September 2012 at 11:55.
|5||Tim Prendergast||New Zealand||1:55.85||PB|
|7||Juan Carlos Arcos Lira||Mexico||1:58.11|
|Zine Eddine Sekhri||Algeria||DQ|
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.
Competed 6 September 2012 at 19:24.
|Paul Blake||Great Britain||2:08.24|
|5||Jose Manuel Gonzalez||Spain||2:15.99|
|7||Gabriel De Jesus Cuadra Holman||Nicaragua||2:23.93||RR|
|8||Fabio Gutierrez Torres||Colombia||2:30.20|
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.
Competed 1 September 2012 at 20:58.
|6||Charl du Toit||South Africa||2:06.67|
The T46 category is for athletes who have a single above or below elbow amputation or similar disability, with normal function in both legs.
Competed 8 September 2012 at 21:02.
|5||Abdelhadi El Harti||Morocco||1:56.19||PB|
|6||Jonah Kipkemoi Chesum||Kenya||1:56.57|
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.
Competed 7 September 2012 at 20:39.
|Raymond Martin||United States||2:00.34|
|Leonardo De Jesus Perez Juarez||Mexico||2:01.18||PB|
|8||Josh Roberts||United States||2:18.57|
The T53 category is for wheelchair athletes with normal use of arms and hands, no or limited trunk function, and no leg function.
Competed 5 September 2012 at 19:43.
|Joshua George||United States||1:41.50|
|5||Yoo Byunghoon||South Korea||1:42.44|
|8||Brian Siemann||United States||1:43.09|
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.
Competed 6 September 2012 at 21:16.
|David Weir||Great Britain||1:37.63|
|4||Kim Gyu Dae||South Korea||1:39.03|
|6||Jordan Bird||United States||1:40.17|
- "Athletics - Schedule & Results". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 16 August 2012.