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Weir gets the better of Hug

David Weir turned the tables on Swiss rival Marcel Hug to win the T54 400 metres on the final day of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil.

After losing out to Hug in the 800m, 1500m and 10,000m at the Swiss event, the four-time London 2012 champion beat him to the line by 0.12 seconds, clocking 47.50secs.

"It's been a long time since I've won a 400m. After Beijing I retired from it because I was so disappointed with the final," said Weir, who won 400m silver at the 2008 Paralympics.

"It's good to beat the guys who train for the 400m. I'm happy now as I've got a win, but not in the distance I thought I'd win.

"I knew I had to wind it up and knew they'd catch me on the bends, but I knew I had a bit more drive down the home straight."

Hug got his revenge in a thrilling 5,000m, though, proving stronger down the home straight this time to beat Weir into second.

Despite only coming away with the solitary victory, the Briton was pleased to be back in the groove.

"It's nice that I've got that confidence back of doing a fast few laps with the boys so we can get the times down again," he said.