Sept. 8, 2012
LONDON--Georgia sophomore Jarryd Wallace marked his last appearance of the 2012 London Paralympics, finishing sixth in the world after running 53.90 in the 400m T44 final. Among single amputees, Wallace finished second.
“We’re so proud of Jarryd,” said Jeff Wallace, Jarryd's father and Georgia's head women's tennis coach. “This has been such a great opportunity for him and he’s learned so much. The fact that he’s the 2nd fastest single amputee in the 400m in the world is amazing.”
South Africa’s top-seeded Oscar Pistorius took home the gold with a time of 46.68. American’s Blake Leeper and David Prince finished in second and third, respectively.
Earlier in the week, Wallace ran in men’s 4x100 relay, finishing third before being disqualified due to a lane violation.
Wallace was one of 23 coaches and athletes with Southeastern Conference ties that is participating in the 2012 London Paralympics.
The 2012 Paralympics will conclude Sunday. All remaining events, including the closing ceremonies, can be watched live on www.paralympic.org
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.