Exhausted, William Steadman won his second Paralympic medal in 24 hours.
The 21-year-old is feeling the pinch. After winning silver dramatically in the Long Jump T36 on Monday night, He finished third in the 400m T36 on Tuesday.
He got just four hours of sleep after the memorable long jump final, but still got the energy needed to get ahead of Argentina’s Sebastian Chavez to the finish line, gaining a time of 54.75 seconds and beating New Zealand. Won the seventh sports medal.
Australian world champion James Turner won the gold medal in 52.80 seconds, a new Paralympic record, while Russian Paralympic Committee’s Eugenie Shvitsov won the silver in 53.60 seconds.
* Tokyo Paralympics: The Kiwis are in action for the seventh day on Tuesday, August 31.
* Tokyo Paralympics: William Steadman made the big jump for silver in the long jump.
* Tokyo Paralympics: Sprinter Anna Steven, inspired by Liam Mellon in Rio, now competes in Tokyo
It was clear that Steadman’s last push had emptied the tank, and the pain was on his face as he sat on the track after crossing the line.
“Hard, it felt really hard. I only got four hours of sleep last night, so I felt really tired,” Steadman said.
“Time showed a little bit, but I’m really happy with how I went, I gave him absolutely everything. At the end of the race I had nothing left. He was running empty in the last 40 meters.
Born with cerebral palsy, Steadman won bronze medals in both the 400m and 800m in Rio five years ago, a few years after taking athletics seriously, when he joined the Port Hills Club in Christchurch and Meet coach George Edwards.
Addressing Equipment Tuesday morning Related “Absolutely awesome” television coverage of the Long Jump Final, With no direct coverage of Steadman’s crucial final jump, Edwards was confident of another medal on the track.
He also said that Steadman had suffered “a lot of bad injuries” before Tokyo, and had been diagnosed with a minor strain in the lower back a week before leaving for Japan.
After watching the 400-meter final, Edwards said. Equipment He hoped that Steadman would compete with Schweitsoff for silver.
“I thought maybe Will would match him, but not after the long jump. He ran the first half slower than we expected, and he had to make a lot of ground to get to third. A lot more than that. More work was needed. He did a really good job. “
Earlier, blade runner Anna Steven celebrated her 21st birthday by booking a place in the women’s 200m T64 final.
In Tokyo, he started the Paralympics., Steven finished last in his heat to miss out on one of the automatic qualifying places. But his personal best time of the 28.60s was good enough to see Tuesday night in the final as the eighth fastest qualifier.
Three of the top four times came from the heat of the Kiwi, led by current world champion Armgard Bensosen of Germany, who crossed the line in 26.41 seconds.
Steven overtook Field Home in the eight-woman final, winning 28.88, but still made a great start to her career.
Inspired by Rio Gold Medalist and fellow Blade Runner Liam Malone, the Auckland sprinter started running competitively in 2016, three years after six months of chemotherapy and major surgery.
He performed brilliantly over short distances and was selected in the New Zealand team for the 2017 World Junior Para Athletics Championships just six months after his first home match.
Two years later, Steven led a breakout campaign at the Senior World Championships in Dubai, setting a new Oceania region record in the women’s 100m T64, finishing fifth in the summer, and in the 200m T64 final. Seventh place.