Rain ahead of an approaching cold front brought a different dynamic to the fifth day of track and field competition at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
In the T11 men's 1500 m final, Brazil's Yeltsin Jacques set a world record 3:57.60 to add the gold to his 5000 m win. Japan's Shinya Wada moved up from the bronze medal position in the 5000 m to take silver in 4:05.27, with 5000 m silver medalist Kenya Karasawa bumped down to 4th by Russian Fyodor Rudakov, 4:05.55 to 4:08.84.
In the T36 men's 400 m final, Takeru Matsumoto was 7th in 59.15. Aimi Toyama was also 7th in the T20 women's 400 m, building on her qualifying round performance with a time of 59.90. Tomoki Suzuki was 9th in the T54 men's 1500 m in 2:53.60, less than 3 seconds out of the medals in a tight pack race.
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