Athletics - Women's 1500m - T20 Final - London 2012 Paralympic Games

GOLD NIEWIEDZIAL Barbara POL - PolandSI SILVER MELOCH Arleta POL - Poland BRONZE BIACSI Ilona HUN - Hungary Barbara NIEWIEDZIAL (POL) fulfilled her role as pre-event favourite for the F20 women's 1500m, by surging away from her rivals at the bell, after a tactical and slow first 1100m, to win in 4:35.26. Arleta MELOCH (POL) kept relatively close contact with her until the last 150m before NIEWIEDZIAL then changed gear and shook her off, with MELOCH getting the silver medal in 4:39.04 Ilona BIACSI (HUN), whose sister Bernadett came fourth, said "I was hoping for a brighter medal today but I'm fine with the result. Before the last lap there was a change of speed. My sister and I could not keep up. It was too late at the end to catch the leaders." For further information, please visit To watch live action and videos on demand of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and subscribe to ParalympicSport.TV, please go to Also, you may follow the Paralympic Movement on Facebook at or on Twitter at