Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics – Women's 800 metres T54

The Women's 800 metres T54 event at the 2012 Summer Paralympics took place at the London Olympic Stadium from 4 to 5 September.[1] The event consisted of 3 heats and a final.

Women's 800 metres T54
at the XIV Paralympic Games
VenueLondon Olympic Stadium
Dates4 to 5 September
Competitors20 from 12 nations
Winning time1:47.01
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Tatyana McFadden  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Edith Wolf  Switzerland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Zou Lihong  China
Athletics at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Classification
T/F11–13: Blind and visually impaired
T/F20: Intellectual disability
T/F31–38: Cerebral palsy
F40: Les Autres
T/F42–46: Amputees
T/F51–58: Spinal cord disability
Men T/F51–58
Track
100 m   T51   T52   T53   T54
200 m T52 T53
400 m T52 T53 T54
800 m T52 T53 T54
1500 m T54
5000 m T54
4×400 m relay T53-54
Road
Marathon T54
Field
Shot put F52-3 F54-6
F57-8
Club throw F31-32/51
Discus throw F51-3 F54-6
F57-8
Javelin throw F52-3 F54-6
F57-8
Women T/F51–58
Track
100 m T52 T53 T54
200 m T52 T53
400 m T53 T54
800 m T53 T54
1500 m T54
5000 m T54
Road
Marathon T54
Field
Shot put F54-6
F57-8
Club throw F31-32/51
Discus throw F51-3
F57-8
Javelin throw F33-34/52-53 F54-6
F57-8

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.

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Paralympic records were as follows:[2]

World & Paralympic record   Chantal Petitclerc (CAN) 1:45.19 14 September 2008 Beijing, China

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Competed 4 September 2012 from 10:12. Qual. rule: winner of each heat (Q) plus best second place (q) qualified.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Tatyana McFadden   United States 1:47.66 Q
2 Liu Wenjun   China 1:48.49 Q, RR
3 Diane Roy   Canada 1:55.95 q
4 Christie Dawes   Australia 1:56.14 q, SB
5 Jade Jones   Great Britain 1:56.16
6 Alexandra Helbling   Switzerland 1:56.49
7 Isatou Nyang   The Gambia DQ

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Zou Lihong   China 1:56.36 Q
2 Manuela Schaer   Switzerland 1:56.60 Q
3 Gunilla Wallengren   Sweden 1:57.14
4 Keira-Lyn Frie   Canada 1:57.23
5 Christina Schwab   United States 1:57.51
6 Amanda Kotaja   Finland 2:00.73 PB
7 Patricia Mustapha   Mauritius DQ

Heat 3Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Edith Wolf   Switzerland 1:53.13 Q
2 Dong Hongjiao   China 1:55.92 Q
3 Shelly Woods   Great Britain 1:56.39
4 Marianne Maiboll   Denmark 2:06.88
5 Yazmith Bataz   Mexico 2:06.97
6 Amberlynn Weber   United States 2:07.99

FinalEdit

Competed 5 September 2012 at 21:44.

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

Q = qualified by place. q = qualified by time. RR = Regional Record. PB = Personal Best. SB = Seasonal Best.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics - Schedule & Results". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  2. ^ "T54 800 records". International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012.