Another fine evening in the Olympic Stadium as Dave Weir destroys the elite field of T54 racers yet again.
Great Britain’s David Weir brought the crowds in Olympic Stadium to their feet once more as he took his second gold of the London Games with a thrilling victory in the men’s 1,500 T54 on Tuesday evening.
The 33-year-old world champion went to the front with 400m remaining and held on strongly to cross the line in a time of 3:12.09, with Prawat Wahoram taking silver and Kim Gyu Dae the bronze.
Weir, who also won the title four years ago in Beijing, was roared on by the home crowd as he sped round the final lap.
“In the last 400m I was just thinking of winning,” he said afterwards. “I’m very proud. I’m shocked really because the field in the 1,500m this year has been so strong and I’ve only won a couple of races, so coming into this race I was probably the fourth fastest on paper. But the training I’ve done, I knew I had lots of top speed.”
David Weir uses a racing chair tailor-made here in Cambridgeshire by Dan Chambers at Draft Wheelchairs.