Morocco’s El-Amin Chentouf wins the T12 marathon gold

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 05: El Amin Chentouf of Team Morocco competes in the men's Marathon - T12 on day 12 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on September 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 05: El Amin Chentouf of Team Morocco competes in the men's Marathon - T12 on day 12 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on September 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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).