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1,500 metres Wheelchair, Men

Date22 August 2004 — 20:35
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationOlympiako Stadio, Olympiako Athletiko Kentro Athinon Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Participants8 from 8 countries

Wheelchair racing was held as a demonstration event on the athletics program at the Olympics beginning in 1984, but it was discontinued after the 2004 Olympics. The men raced 1,500 metres on the track with eight competitors. The final champion in this event was German Robert Figl, with the 2000 Champion, Mexico’s Saúl Mendoza, in second. Figl competed at the Paralympics between 1988-2004, winning five gold, one silver, and six bronze medals.

1Robert FiglGER3:10.91
2Saúl MendozaMEX3:11.35
3Rawat TanaTHA3:11.48
4Scot HollonbeckUSA3:11.49
5Kurt FearnleyAUS3:11.60
6Choke YasuokaJPN3:11.75
7Joël JeannotFRA3:22.14
DNFJeff AdamsCAN