Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics – Men's 400 metres
The Men's 400m athletics events for the 2012 Summer Paralympics took place at the London Olympic Stadium from September 2 to September 8. A total of 10 events were contested over this distance for 10 different classifications.
|Event↓/Date →||Fri 31||Sat 1||Sun 2||Mon 3||Tue 4||Wed 5||Thr 6||Fri 7||Sat 8|
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.
|Jose Sayovo Armando
Guide: Nicolau Palanca
Guide: Laercio Alves Martins
|Gauthier Tresor Makunda
Guide: Antoine Laneyrie
Guide: Leonardo Souza Lopes
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.
|Hilton Langenhoven||South Africa||49.04||PB|
|Jorge B. Gonzalez Sauceda||Mexico||50.41||PB|
|4||G. Desgarrega Puigdevall
Guide: Alejandro Guerrero Diaz
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.
|7||Zine Eddine Sekhri||Algeria||51.16||PB|
|8||Markeith Price||United States||51.98|
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 4 September 2012 at 20:45.
|Paul Blake||Great Britain||54.22||PB|
|7||Jose Manuel Gonzalez||Spain||01.51|
|8||Gabriel De Jesus Cuadra Holman||Nicaragua||02.88||SB|
The T38 category is for ambulant athletes with cerebral palsy. T38 athletes have the mildest form of impairment caused by cerebral palsy, often in only one limb, and not affecting the ability to run, walk or jump freely, although impairing performance. T38 athletes may suffer minor co-ordination difficulties.
|Mohamed Farhat Chida||Tunisia||T38||50.43||SB|
|Union Sekailwe||South Africa||T38||51.97||PB|
|6||Marius Stander||South Africa||T38||53.62|
The T44 category is for athletes who have a single below knee amputation or who can walk with moderately reduced function in one or both legs.
Competed 8 September 2012 at 21:57.
|Oscar Pistorius||South Africa||T43||46.68||PR|
|Blake Leeper||United States||T43||50.14||RR|
|David Prince||United States||T44||50.61||WR|
|4||Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira||Brazil||T43||51.59||PB|
|6||Jarryd Wallace||United States||T44||53.90|
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 4 September 2012 at 20:54.
|P Uggl Dena Pathirannehelag||Sri Lanka||T46||49.28||RR|
|Addoh Kimou||Ivory Coast||T46||DQ|
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.
Competed 3 September 2012 at 19:48.
|Raymond Martin||United States||58.54|
|4||Josh Roberts||United States||1:05.76|
|7||Paul Nitz||United States||1:15.15|
The T53 category is for wheelchair athletes with normal use of arms and hands, no or limited trunk function, and no leg function.
Competed 2 September 2012 at 20:11.
|5||Joshua George||United States||51.14|
|6||Yoo Byunghoon||South Korea||51.30|
|7||Jung Dong Ho||South Korea||51.45|
|8||Hamad N M E Aladwani||Kuwait||52.04|
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 7 September 2012 at 20:47.
|Kenny van Weeghel||Netherlands||47.12||PB|
|4||Leo Pekka Tahti||Finland||47.68||PB|