GOLD COLMAN Richard AUS - Australia
SILVER LAKATOS Brent CAN - Canada
BRONZE GEORGE Joshua USA - United States of America
Richard COLMAN (AUS) made up for the disappointing performances by
other Australian wheelchair racers in these Games when he won his
country's third gold in the Olympic Stadium in the T53 men's 800m in
1:41.13, coming out ahead in a massed sprint in the final 100m which at
least four men in contention off the final bend.
Descrbing how he felt after winning gold, Richad COLMAN said, "Relief. Pure happiness
to finally get the job done. It was a tough field and there were a lot of athletes here. Any one of thoseguys could win it. It could have been anyone's race. I didn't want to attack so early but I could see those boys coming."
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