Fourth place for racing wheelchair user Geierspichler in Tokyo
The 45-year-old from Salzburg came fourth at the Paralympics over the 1500 m distance.
The fifth day of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo was rounded off with the athletics competitions at the Olympic Stadium. Right in the middle, the Austrian Thomas Geierspichler.
The five-time world champion, six-time European champion and multiple world record holder started in the final of the 1500 m. Over this distance, the Salzburg native won the gold medal at the Paralympics in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
It wasn't enough for that this time. Right at the beginning, the later medal winners sprinted away from the front and Geierspichler then cleared the field from behind.
In the end, the Anifer fought against the Mexican Perez Juarez Leonardo de Jesus, a gripping duel on the home straight. Thomas Geierspichler finished fourth. Gold and bronze went to the Japanese Sato Tomoki and Ueyonabaru Hirokazu. Silver to the American Martin Raymond.