Kiwi Blade Runner Liam Malone consoles beaten opponent after thrilling win video

Liam Malone has some encouraging words for Hunter Woodhall.
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Liam Malone has some encouraging words for Hunter Woodhall.

Kiwi Blade Runner Liam Malone took time out after his thrilling victory in the 400m to console American competitor Hunter Woodhall.

The 22-year-old won gold in 46.20 seconds in a photo finish with Germany's David Behre, with Woodhall pushed back to the bronze medal.

It was Malone's third medal in his sensational Paralympics debut and his time was just 0.11s outside of New Zealand's able-bodied record.

Liam Malone wins the 400m ahead of American Hunter Woodhall, who finished third.
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Liam Malone wins the 400m ahead of American Hunter Woodhall, who finished third.

After the race, Malone took time out from his celebrations to console Woodhall.

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