Russian runner Yevgeny Shvetsov on Tuesday, August 31, finished second at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo at a distance of 400 meters.
Competitions were held among participants with musculoskeletal disorders.
33-year-old Shvetsov covered the distance in 53.60 seconds and won the silver of the tournament.
Gold went to Australian James Turner (52.80), who set a Paralympic record and surpassed Shvetsov’s achievement (53.31) at the 2012 Paralympics.
The third was the athlete from New Zealand William Stedman (54.75).
Evgeny Shvetsov won three gold medals at the 2012 Paralympics in London in 100, 200 and 400 meters. He also took away four gold medals from the 2013 World Championships in León (100, 200, 400 m and 4 × 100 m relay).
Earlier on Tuesday, Russian Fyodor Rudakov won the bronze medal in the 1500m race among athletes with visual impairments at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
More than 200 athletes from Russia participate in the Paralympics. Russian Paralympians, like Olympians, cannot participate in the tournament under the flag of the country due to the restrictions of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). They act under the abbreviation RPC (Russian Paralympic Committee) and under the white flag with the coat of arms of the PKR.
At the moment, the RCC national team is in third place in the overall medal standings. She has 22 gold, 12 silver and 33 bronze awards. The competition will last until September 5th.