MANILA, Philippines – Jerrold Mangliwan did not make the podium, but set his personal best in the men’s 1,500-meter final of the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Sunday at the Olympic Stadium.
With 3: 58.24, Mangliwan finished sixth and in the process established his personal best at the event.
Japan’s Sato Tomoki not only captured the gold medal, but also broke the Paralympic record with a time of 3: 29.13, surpassing the previous mark of 3: 40.63 that Raymond Martin set in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.
Martin captured silver in Tokyo with a record of 3: 29.72, which is his personal best and a new American record.
Japan’s Ueyonabaru Hirokazu settled for bronze with a personal best of 3: 44.17.
Thomas Geierspichler of Austria came in fourth with a record of 3: 54.77 while Leonard De Jesus Pérez Juárez of Mexico was fifth with a time of 3: 54.82.
Isaiah Rigo of the United States was in seventh place at 3:59.42.
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