Wallace Runs 4x100m Relay at 2012 Paralympics
LONDON--Georgia sophomore Jarryd Wallace ran in the men's 4x100m relay Wednesday night, the first of two events he'll run in at the 2012 Paralympics. After finishing third behind South Africa and Brazil, the American and Brazilian teams were disqualified due to a lane violation.
South Africa, led by Oscar Pistorius, captured the gold medal in a world record time of 41.78. China took home the silver medal with a time of 42.98. Germany nabbed the bronze medal after posting a time of 45.23.
Wallace, who is a Paralympic blogger, posted a video blog after the race. It can be watched by clicking here.
On Friday, Wallace will compete in the qualifying round of the men's 400m at 4:20 p.m. EST. If he qualifies, the finals will take place on Saturday at 4:36 p.m. EST. Wallace is competing in the T44 classification which is for athletes with a single below knee amputation or athletes who can walk with moderately reduced function in one or both legs.
Wallace is one of 23 coaches and athletes with Southeastern Conference ties that is participating in the 2012 London Paralympics.
All events can be viewed live on www.paralympic.org. A schedule of the live streaming can be found here: http://www.paralympic.org/Events/London2012/Schedule.
Jarryd is the son of Jeff and Sabina Wallace. Jeff is the head women's tennis coach at UGA while Sabina is a former All-SEC distance runner for the Bulldogs.
For more on Jarryd Wallace, check out this feature on georgiadogs.com: http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/101111aaa.html and his website at www.aleginfaith.com.