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    THE Philippines' Jerrold Mangliwan was disqualified in the final of the men’s 400 meters – T52 after crossing the line in fifth place in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Friday night.

    The 41-year-old Magliwan registered a clocking of 1:00.80 in the final, fifth best in the race won by Tomoki Sato of Japan who took the gold medal with a time 55.39 seconds.

    Organizers, however, stated that Mangliwan was disqualified after the race under WPA (World Para Athletics) 18.5a, a rule that bars competitors for stepping out of their lane.

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    It was an unfortunate result for Mangliwan, who actually broke his personal best in the race before he was disqualified.

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    Isaiah Rigo of the United States also suffered the same fate as Mangliwan as he was disqualified due to the same WPA 18.5a.

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      The Filipino wheelchair racer reached the final of the men’s 400m – T52 after registering the seventh-best clocking in the heats on Friday morning.

      Mangliwan, the flag-bearer of the Philippines in the opening ceremony, posted seventh-place finish in the 2016 Paralympic Games.

      Thrilling finish

      His personal best remains at 1:02.17.

      In a thrilling finish, Sato dethroned Raymond Martin of the US by just 0.2 of a second. Hirokazu Ueyonabaru of Japan settled for the bronze with a time of 59.95 seconds.

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