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

The Women's 800m athletics events for the 2012 Summer Paralympics took place at the London Olympic Stadium from 31 August to 8 September. A total of two events were contested over this distance for two different classifications.[1]



The T53 category is for wheelchair athletes with normal use of arms and hands, no or limited trunk function, and no leg function.

The event consisted of a single race. Results:

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Zhou Hongzhuan   China 1:52.85 PR
  Huang Lisha   China 1:53.10 PB
  Jessica Galli   United States 1:53.12
4 Madison de Rozario   Australia 1:53.65
5 Angela Ballard   Australia 1:53.80
6 Shirley Reilly   United States 1:54.18
7 Amanda McGrory   United States 1:54.48


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.

The event consisted of 3 heats and a final. Results of final:

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Tatyana McFadden   United States 1:47.01
  Edith Wolf   Switzerland 1:49.87 SB
  Zou Lihong   China 1:50.31 PB
4 Dong Hongjiao   China 1:50.62 PB
5 Manuela Schaer   Switzerland 1:50.90
6 Liu Wenjun   China 1:51.34
7 Diane Roy   Canada 1:54.90
8 Christie Dawes   Australia 1:58.77


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