Athletics - Women's 400m - T12 Final - London 2012 Paralympic Games

GOLD EL HANNOUNI Assia FRA France SILVER BOTURCHUK Oxana UKR Ukraine BRONZE VELASCO MALDONADO Daniela E. MEX Mexico LONDON, September 4 Assia EL HANNOUNI (FRA) defended the T12 women's 400m title she won in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 when she covered one lap of the track in 55.39. Terezinha GUILHERMINHA (BRA) had the lead with 150m to go but France's five-time Games gold medallist prior to the gun paced her race to perfection as the popular Brazilian faded down the home straight to finish out of the medals. "I am very pleased with my win, but not my time. There was too much wind in the stadium and I may have done better without it. My focus is now on the gold in the 200m." - Assia EL HANNOUNI 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