Swimming at the 2012 Summer Paralympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle S8

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Men's 400 metre freestyle S8
at the XIV Paralympic Games
Venue London Aquatics Centre
Dates 31 August
Competitors 12 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yinan Wang  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Oliver Hynd  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sam Hynd  Great Britain
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 S8 event at the 2012 Paralympic Games took place on 31 August, at the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, London. The event was for athletes included in the S8 classification, which is for competitors with physical impairments.[1] Twelve swimmers took part, representing a total of eight different nations. China's Yinan Wang won the gold medal with British brothers Oliver and Sam Hynd taking silver and bronze respectively.

Results[edit]

Key
  •   Q   Qualified for next round
  • AS = Asian record
  • AM = America's record

Heats[edit]

Two heats were held, each with six swimmers; the swimmers with the eight fastest times advanced to the final. The heats took place on 31 August starting at 9:30 BST.[2]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Sam Hynd  Great Britain 4:33.25 Q
2 5 Yinan Wang  China 4:37.86 Q
3 3 Christoph Burkard  Germany 4:45.40 Q
4 6 Jonathan Mcgrath  Ireland 4:53.25
5 2 Torben Schmidtke  Germany 5:01.05
6 7 Ferenc Csuri  Hungary 5:13.88

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Thomas Young  Great Britain 4:34.16 Q
2 4 Oliver Hynd  Great Britain 4:36.40 Q
3 6 Caio Oliveira  Brazil 4:41.20 Q, AM
4 2 Zack Mcallister  Canada 4:43.80 Q
5 3 Jiachao Wang  China 4:37.34 Q
6 7 Rudy Garcia-Tolson  United States 4:54.84

Final[edit]

China's Yinan Wang won the gold medal in a time of four minutes 27.11 seconds, setting a new Asian record.[3]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 6 Yinan Wang  China 4:27.11 AS
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Oliver Hynd  Great Britain 4:27.88
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 Sam Hynd  Great Britain 4:32.93
4 5 Thomas Young  Great Britain 4:33.57
5 8 Jiachao Wang  China 4:39.08
6 7 Zack Mcallister  Canada 4:39.81 AM
7 1 Caio Oliveira  Brazil 4:39.86
8 8 Christoph Burkard  Germany 4:44.23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming - Classification". The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Men's 400m Freestyle - S8". The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's 400m Freestyle - S8 (Final)". The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 4 September 2012.