|Jerrold Mangliwan was disqualified from the men's 400-meter wheelchair race final. PPC (file photo)|
MANILA--Jerrold Mangliwan's impressive stint in the final of the Tokyo Paralympics men's 400-meter wheelchair race went down the drain as the officials nullified his performance due to disqualification.
Despite missing out on the podium, Mangliwan appeared to have set a new personal best as he clocked in at one minute and eight-tenths of a second.
However, Mangliwan committed a crucial lane infraction that resulted in his disqualification.
Had he cleanly finished the race, he would have been fifth overall.
Tomoki Sato of Japan set a new Paralympic record after winning the race at 55.39 seconds, a quarter-second shy of the world record he set in 2018.
Raymond Martin, the 2016 Paralympic champ in Rio De Janeiro, settled for the silver after clocking in at 55.59 seconds, his best for 2021.
Hirokazu Ueyonabaru sealed Japan's 1-3 finish after taking the bronze at a shade under a minute.
Mangliwan will still compete in the 1500-meter and 100-meter races next week.
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