Men’s 400m T11 Final | Athletics | Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Men’s 400m T11 Final | Athletics | Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

e complete visual impairment category. The guide will help them get into position. The tether will be set. And at the end of the race, the athletes has to cross the line before the guide. Men’s 400m #26r 11 final. — T11 final. Atangana in seven, Descarrega Puigdevall in five, Shikongo in three, and Makunda in one. And Descarrega Puigdevall has got away to a very good start, though the stagger at the moment isn’t too much of a difference from the beginning, but Shikongo is putting paid to that. The Namibian is really flying down the back straight and with around 200 metres to go, when they turn for that final half of the lap, Shikongo is pretty much in the lead. When the stagger finishes, although he’s now falling back and Descarrega Descarrega Puigdevall as the lactic acid burn gets in. The Spaniard is lining up another victory. He’s racing away with 50 metres to go. Descarrega Puigdevall, Shikongo in second. Descarrega Puigdevall is going to take it. The Spaniard will go across the line. Shikongo in second. And Makunda of France picks up the bronze medal. Back-to-back championships for that man there. Well he says he wants to summit a mountain of 8,000 metres. He’s just summited the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Shikongo of Namibia. Repeats what happened in Rio in 2016. This time he goes one better, because that man there has picked up the bronze. Descarrega Puigdevall missed out on the European gold. He’s picked up the Paralympic gold again. He’s haekd at just the right time. And isn’t he happy. He’s formed a very close bond with the man on the left of the screen there, his guide. They’ve been together for a very long time. And I guess when you have a father as a psychologist and a mother who is a psychiatrist and you’re involved in psychology, you know pretty much everything about how to win. No issues going across the line. He claims back-to-back Paralympic titles. Tears all round and quite rightly so. It’s been put back a year. The mountain got further away, the summit. But he climbed it. Congratulations all round for everyone. That’s the beauty of the Paralympic Games and para sport in general. We’ve seen it so many times around these championships. Wonderful to see. Worth seeing again. Look at the synchronicity between the guide and athlete. Until they get to the line and are released over the line to the victory.
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