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Mangliwan gets disqualified in men’s 400m final

Mangliwan gets disqualified in men’s 400m final

Jerrold Pete Mangliwan poses with the Philippine flag in the background. It carries the red-white-and-blue PH in the
Paralympic Games opening ceremonies. —PHILIPPINES PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

Mangliwan gets disqualified in men’s 400m final

MANILA, Philippines — Jerrold Mangliwan was disqualified for a lane violation Friday in the men’s 400-meter final at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

The Philippine flag bearer during the opening ceremonies broke World Para Athletics rule 18.5, which states that athletes may not leave their respective lanes when overtaking.

American Isaiah Rigo was also disqualified for breaking this rule.

Japan’s Sato Tomoki, who won silver at the Rio Paralympic Games, took the gold with a time of 55.39 seconds, which for him is the best of the season.

Raymond Martin of the United States took the silver with a time of 55.59 seconds while Japan’s Ueyonabaru Hirokazu settled for the bronze after a time of 59.95 seconds.

Mangliwan will still compete in the men’s 100m and 1500m.

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