El-Amin Chentouf makes up for disappointment of 5000m T13 race by retaining marathon title he won at Rio 2016 in new Paralympic record
Morocco’s El-Amin Chentouf won the T12 marathon in the Paralympics games in Tokyo.
Chentouf finished with a time of 2:21:43, a new Paralympic record, ahead of Australia’s Jaryd Clifford (2:26:09).
Japan’s HORIKOSHI Tadashi finished third with a time of 2h 28:01.
It’s the first medal medal won by the Moroccan para-athlete at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The winner of the Men’s 5000m at the London 2012 and silver medallist in Rio in 2016,
Chentouf had been hoping to make it three medals in three Paralympics.
Unfortunately, he did not finish the race.
Morocco's para-athletes have won, so far, 17 medals at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo (seven golds and 10 silvers).