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1500m Class T12 and T13 Heats: Munialo in action in 1500m T12 at 4:03pm at Paralympics Games

ATHLETICS By Robin Toskin in Tokyo, Japan | August 27th 2021
Kenya’s 1500m T12 athlete Nelly Nasimiyu Munialo (right) and her guide Eric Kirui. [Team Kenya Paralympics]

Kenya’s Nelly Nasimiyu Munialo will take to the track at 4:03pm this evening for the 1500m T12 category.

In Paralympics the T11/F11, T12/F12 and T13/F13 categories are for the athletes with visual impairment. T denotes Track events while F means Field events.

Kenya’s 1500m T12 athlete Nelly Nasimiyu Munialo [Team Kenya Paralympics]

Athletes with a T12/F12 sport class have a higher visual perception than athletes competing in the T11/F11 sport class and/or a visual field of less than 10 degrees diameter.

Kenya’s 1500m T11 athlete Mary Waithera Njoroge and her guide Bernard Korir. [Team Kenya Paralympics]

Athletes with a T13/F13 sport class have the least severe vision impairment eligible for Para athletics.

Therefore, Munialo is calssified under T12 category (a higher visual perception) than say Nancy Chelangat Koech, who is under 1,500m (T11).

Tonight, Munialo who holds a personal best time of 4:52.1 will come up against fellow athletes in T12 and T13 category.

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