Paralympians outclass Olympians

13 Sep 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Olympics vs Paralympics - why the difference!

Fouad Baka of Algeria, who finished fourth in the 1500m T13 race at the 2016 Paralympics has outclassed the gold medalist of the 2016 Olympics in the same event by winning the race in 3 minutes 49.59 seconds.

This means, four paralympians were ahead of the Olympic gold medalist.

The Paralympics gold medalist was about two seconds faster than the Olympic winner.

In context: Olympics vs Paralympics - why the difference!

More world records set at 2016 Paralympics

During the 2016 Rio Olympics, 27 world and 91 Olympic records were broken. However, in only the first five days of the Paralympics, over 100 records were broken. With a week left for the closing ceremony, officials expect several more records to be broken.

2016 Rio OlympicsMatthew Centrowitz Jr wins 1500m race

Matthew Centrowitz Jr of the United States of America won gold in the men's 1500m running race at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

He completed the race in 3 minutes 50 seconds.

Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria finished second while Nick Willis of New Zealand finished third.

It was the first time since 1908 that the USA won a gold in 1500m race.

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Abdellatif Baka wins gold in men's 1500m T13 event

2016 Rio ParalympicsAbdellatif Baka wins gold in men's 1500m T13 event

Abdellatif Baka of Alegria won gold medal in the men's T13 running event at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. He finished the race in 3 minutes 48.29 seconds. T13 is an event for the visually impaired athletes.

Ethiopia's Tamiru Demisse finished in 3:48.59 to win silver while Kenya's Henry Kirwa completed the race in 3:49.59 to win the bronze medal.

13 Sep 2016Paralympians outclass Olympians

13 Sep 2016India in the 2016 Paralympics

World number one and gold medal favorite one Virender Dankhar finished ninth in the men's javelin throw in F57 category.

Ankur Dhama finished second in the qualifying heats of 1500m T11 category, but failed to qualify for the finals.

Ankur has also filed an official complaint against another racer's guide accusing him of pushing his guide just after the race started.

India's Deepa Malik wins silver

Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman athlete to win a medal at the Paralympics. She won silver in the women's shot put - F53 event. Her medal has taken India's medal tally to three which include a gold, silver and bronze medal.