Sato won his second gold in men's wheelchair race

At the Tokyo Paralympics, a Japanese racer Sato Tomoki won the gold in the men's 1500-meter wheelchair race on Sunday.

Sato took the lead immediately after the start. He won a silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games and holds the world record in this event.

Raymond Martin of the United States followed close behind him, aiming to win back-to-back titles. The two racers set the pace right from the start.

With less than 100 meters left in the race, Sato put on a spurt and pulled ahead of Martin. He finished with a time of 3 minutes 29.13 seconds for a new Paralympic record.

Sato also won gold on Friday in the 400-meter race. This is the first time a Japanese athlete has won two gold medals in the summer Paralympics since the 2008 Beijing Games when Ito Tomoya won two wheelchair races.

The Bronze medal went to Japanese racer Ueyonabaru Hirokazu. This is Ueyonabaru's second bronze medal in the Tokyo Games, following the 400-meter race.