Athletics action now and heats from the women’s
400m T11. The winner of each heat and one fastest runner
up would make the final. Heat one featured 19 year old Thalita da Silva
Simplicio who won silver for Brazil team in the 100m relay. In the second heat, Brazil’s Terezinha Guilhermina
was looking to book her place in the final after a frustrating games and no gold
medal so far. In the final heat, China’s Liu Cuiqing already
had three medals in Rio and was looking for more. So confirmation of the lineup for the final- China’s Liu Cuiqing, the fastest. In Day 9, the penultimate day at the Olympic Stadium for the Rio 2016 Paralympics track and field finals. The first one was the Men’s Club Throw – F51. Marian KUREJA’s last
valid throw was just enough to earn him a medal with 26.82m. MITIC too was
looking for his first Paralympic medal….a personal best of 26.84m was good enough for
silver. The reigning Paralympic Champion from Serbia showed his dominance with a new
world record…29.96m. So DIMITRIJEVIC took the gold, MITIC also from Serbia…
the silver medal and KUREJA from Slovakia the bronze.
The Men’s Shot Put – F55 was next….Poland’s Lech STOLTMAN threw 11.39m for bronze. AMIRI
from Iran was just one cm further to take silver and new World Record for the
F54 classification. RUZHDI started strong with his first throw….12.33m a new World
Record for the F55 classification. Two new world records… Bulgaria taking gold, silver
for Iran and bronze for Poland. The Men’s Shot Put – F40…..Smaali BOUAABID’s 5th throw
reached a distance of 9.44m, which took the Tunisan into 3rd place.
CHEN Zhenyu dug deep, his fifth throw…a personal best of 10.10m. Iraqs TNAIASH threw over 10m on every occassion and his forth attempt secured the top spot. So Iraq took the gold with 10.76m, 10.10m and a silver for China and Tunisa the bronze with 9.44m.