Paralympic sprinter falls in 100-meter final, hobbles to finish line in tears

Brazil's Yohansson Nascimento breaks down on the finish line after finishing last in the men's 100m T46 final during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London on September 6, 2012. GLYN KIRK/AFP/GettyImages

(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 hurdlesand ultimately hopped on one leg to the finish line.

Brazil's Yohansson Nascimento breaks down on the finish line after finishing last in the men's 100m T46 final during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London on September 6, 2012.
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