Weir not getting complacent

Salisbury Journal: Double Paralympic champion David Weir is now targeting even more success in London Double Paralympic champion David Weir is now targeting even more success in London

David Weir believes four gold medals is a possibility after reinforcing his status as the world's best wheelchair racer.

The Londoner crowned a wonderful night for Great Britain which yielded four medals by claiming his second title of the Games with victory in the T54 1500 metres. The father of two got his tactics spot to hold off a host of world-class challengers to win by 0.23 seconds to huge cheers and celebratory werewolf howls from his team-mates.

It meant two down and two to go for the 33-year-old, who has the 5,000m also in the bag and was due back at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday for the 800m heats. Weir said: "I've trained to win every gold. I can't be too complacent. I've still got the rounds to go. We'll see what happens. It depends what my body says in the morning."

He went on: "I've got to qualify first, which is going to be tough.

"I'm glad I started with the 5,000m and then went down. If I had the five it would've been a little bit harder because you've got to think of doing 12 and a half laps. I've only got to do two laps."

Weir revealed he got just two and a half hours' sleep after his 5,000m win before having to get up for his 1500m heat the following morning, and joked he had asked for a bed to be set up for him in doping control.

And, once the 800m is out of the way, the six-time London marathon winner wants a crowning glory on The Mall in the Paralympic marathon on Sunday.

He added: "I have trained for the marathon. I haven't just come here to win on the track - I've come here to win on the road as well.

"I wanted to do well in the marathon because every championships I've always had a problem and I've not been able to do the marathon at the end.

"I really want to do well on the last race because it will stay in people's minds because it's the last race of the whole of 2012."

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