So close for Sam

Sam McIntosh finished fourth in the T52 wheelchair event at the Rio Paralympics. 158264

Ocean Grover Sam McIntosh finished fourth in the T52 100 metre wheelchair sprint at the Rio Paralympics on the weekend.
Qualifying fourth fastest in the heats on Friday night Australian Eastern Standard time, McIntosh went into the final confident of a medal finish, but just missed out on a place on the dias, finishing behind American duo Gianfranco Iannotta and Raymond Martin and Mexican Salvador Hernandez Mondragon.
McIntosh finished the event in a time of 18.13 seconds, only a second behind Iannotta in the final, which was held just before midnight Australian Eastern Standard time on Saturday.
McIntosh’s time was slightly slower than his 17.92 seconds in the qualifying race on Friday.
Conditions for the race were perfect, with the temperature at 22 degrees with 69 per cent humidity.
The 26-year-old was also competing in the T52 400 metre event.
McIntosh’s heats were held on Monday with the final on Tuesday, just after the Voice went to print.