Swimming at the 2012 Summer Paralympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle S7

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Men's 400 metre freestyle S7
at the XIV Paralympic Games
Venue London Aquatics Centre
Dates 6 September
Competitors 16 from 13 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    China
Bronze medal    Russia
Swimming at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
Swimming pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Men's events
50 m freestyle S2 S4 S5
S6 S7 S8 S9 S10
S11 S12 S13
100 m freestyle S2 S4 S5
S6 S7 S8 S9 S10
S11 S12 S13
200 m freestyle S2 S4 S5
S14
400 m freestyle S6 S7 S8 S9 S10
S11 S12 S13
50 m backstroke S1 S2 S3 S4 S5
100 m backstroke S6 S7 S8 S9 S10
S11 S12 S13 S14
50 m breaststroke SB2 SB3
100 m breaststroke   SB4 SB5
SB6 SB7 SB8 SB9  
SB11 SB12 SB13 SB14
50 m butterfly S5
S6 S7
100 m butterfly S8 S9 S10
S11 S12 S13
150 m medley SM3 SM4
200 m medley SM6 SM7 SM8 SM9 SM10
SM11 SM12 SM13
Freestyle relays 4 × 100 m (34pts)
Medley relays 4 × 100 m (34pts)

The men's 400 metre freestyle S7 event at the 2012 Paralympic Games took place on 6 September, at the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, London. The event was for athletes included in the S7 classification, which is for competitors with physical impairments.[1] Sixteen swimmers took part, representing a total of thirteen different nations. Great Britain's Josef Craig set a new world records in both the heats and the final as he won the gold medal.

Competition[edit]

Heats[edit]

Two heats were held, each with eight swimmers; the swimmers with the eight fastest times advanced to the final. The heats took place on 6 September starting at 9:51 BST.[2]

British swimmer Josef Craig won the first heat while setting a new world record time of four minutes, 45.79 seconds. Shiyun Pan of China finished third in the heat but set a new Asian record time Croatian Mihovil Spanja and Australian Matthew Levy also qualified for the final from heat one.[2]

The second heat was won by Jonathan Fox of Great Britain in a time of four minutes, 49.91 seconds. Fox qualified from the heats as the second fastest swimmer overall and was joined in the final by Andrey Gladkov of Russia, Marian Kvasnytsia of Ukraine and Lantz Lamback of the United States, who finished second, third and fourth in the second heat.[2]

Final[edit]

The final of the event took place on 6 September at 17:47 BST.[3] Great Britain's Craig won the gold medal in a time of four minutes, 42.81 seconds, breaking his own world record that he had set in heats earlier in the day. At the age of 15 Craig was the youngest gold medallist for the hosts Great Britain at the 2012 Games.[4] The silver medal went to Pan of China as he beat his own Asian record time from the heats. Bronze was won by 15-year-old Russian Gladkov.[3]

Results[edit]

Key
  •   Q   Qualified for next round
  • AS = Asian record
  • WR = World record

Heats[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes[2]
1 5 Josef Craig  Great Britain 4:45.79 Q, WR
2 4 Mihovil Spanja  Croatia 4:52.99 Q
3 3 Shiyun Pan  China 4:53.37 Q, AS
4 6 Matthew Levy  Australia 4:57.68 Q
5 2 Oleksandr Komarov  Ukraine 5:14.14
6 1 Ronaldo Santos  Brazil 5:19.85
7 7 Tobias Pollap  Germany 5:20.08
8 8 Jumpei Kimura  Japan 5:45.79

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes[2]
1 4 Jonathan Fox  Great Britain 4:49.91 Q
2 5 Andrey Gladkov  Russia 4:50.06 Q
3 3 Lantz Lamback  United States 4:59.47 Q
4 2 Marian Kvasnytsia  Ukraine 5:05.50 Q
5 1 Italo Pereira  Brazil 5:08.70
6 7 Francesco Bocciardo  Italy 5:14.78
7 6 Jay Dohnt  Australia 5:22.30
8 8 Enrique Perez Davila  Mexico 5:25.32

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes[3]
1st 4 Josef Craig  Great Britain 4:42.81 WR
2nd 5 Shiyun Pan  China 4:46.22 AS
3rd 3 Andrey Gladkov  Russia 4:46.76
4 7 Jonathan Fox  Great Britain 4:48.03
5 6 Mihovil Spanja  Croatia 4:52.22
6 2 Lantz Lamback  United States 4:56.87
7 8 Matthew Levy  Australia 4:58.12
8 1 Marian Kvasnytsia  Ukraine 5:04.92

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming - Classification". The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Men's 400m Freestyle - S7". The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Men's 100m Backstroke - S7 Final". The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Pearce, Nick (6 September 2012). "Paralympics 2012: Josef Craig wins gold for Great Britain in 400m freestyle and breaks his own world record". The Telegraph. Retrieved 7 September 2012.