Djibouti athlete gets standing ovation

Sep 02, 2012, 09:49 IST | AFP

Djibouti's only competitor at the Paralympics was roared over the finish line on Saturday, as he finished the men's T46 1,500m more than seven minutes after the winner.

Houssein Omar Hassan limped home in a time of 11mins 23.50secs in Saturday morning’s heat, which was won by Algeria’s Samir Nouioua in 3mins 57.27secs.

The 35-year-old reportedly told officials after the race that he hurt his achilles early in the race but was determined to finish as he was the east African nation’s only participant at the Games.

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