Athletics - Men's 800m - T36 Final - London 2012 Paralympic Games

GOLD SHVETCOV Evgenii RUS - Russian Federation
SILVER AREFYEV Artem RUS - Russian Federation
BRONZE BLAKE Paul GBR - Great Britain

LONDON, 6 September
Evgenii SHVETCOV (RUS) added the T36 men's 800m crown to his London 2012 100m and 400m gold medals.

SHVETCOV led at the bell in 1:02.82 but was passed by Paul BLAKE (GBR) at 450m only for the Russian to take the lead again with 180m to go before coming home in a Paralympic record of 2:05.32.

Another Russian, Artem AREFYEV (RUS), chased his compatriot home to take the silver in 2:06.13 as Blake faded to third.

"The race was difficult. However the race is the race. You can't do anything. But thanks to good training and my coach, everything went well. Competition is the repetition of training." - Evgenii SHVETCOV (RUS) said

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