Yohansson Nascimento of Brazil walks to the finish line after falling in the men's 100-meter T46 category final at 2012 Paralympics games, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. Nascimento got up and hobbled to the finish line where he sat down. / AP Photo/Alastair Grant
(CBS/AP) LONDON - Yohansson Nascimento watched in agony on the track as rivals completed the Paralympic 100 meters final.
The Brazilian, who won the 200-meter title on Sunday, fell to the ground about a third of the way through Thursday's shorter sprint.
But undeterred by the pain in his left leg, Nascimento ushered away officials who attempted to help him.
And, with the 80,000-strong crowd applauding, he managed to hobble to the finish line in tears.
Nascimento finished in 1 minute, 30.79 seconds, while Xu Zhao of China won the T46 race in 11.05 seconds.
It evoked memories of one of the most emotional moments of the 2012 Olympics when China's Liu Xiang crashed into the hurdles and ultimately hopped on one leg to the finish line.