4 Sep 2012

Paralympics: David Weir wins second London 2012 gold

David Weir wins gold in the T54 1,500m – his second of London 2012.

The 33-year-old won the tactical race is a late surge from third position – fighting off Thailand’s Prawat Wahoram, who took silver.

Speaking after the race Weir said: “The plan was to hopefully win on the first night and I did, so you get more relaxed once you have one under your belt and do the talking on the track really.”

Weir, who is a leg amputee from birth, is one of the most famous members of ParalympicsGB, having won two gold medals, one silver and a bronze at Beijing, as well as a silver and a bronze at Athens.

He won his first gold of London 2012 on Sunday night in the men’s 5,000m in the T54 category, ahead of Australia’s Kurt Fearnley and France’s Julien Casoli.

ParalympicsGB track results

Today ParalympicsGB’s David Devine won a bronze medal in the first athletics final of the day – the T13 1,500m. In the 400m T36 final Paul Blake ran a personal best to win the silver medal. Russia’s Evgenii Shvetcov won the gold.

Jamie Carter also qualified for the final of the T34 200m and Sally Brown for the T46 100m final.