Deepti wins gold with world record in 400m T20 at World Para Championship

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Kobe. India’s Deepti Jeevanji finished 55th in the women’s 400m T20 race at the World Para Athletics Championships. Won gold medal with world record of 07 seconds. Para Asian Games gold medalist Deepti beats America’s Briana Clark by 55. Broke the world record of 12 seconds which he had set in Paris last year. Türkiye’s Asil Onder 55. Finished second with 19 seconds while Lijanshela Angulo of Ecuador finished with 56 seconds. She stood third with a time of 68 seconds.

Deepti on Sunday achieved an Asian record time of 56. Won his heat race by 18 seconds. The T20 category race is for intellectually disabled players. Last year, Deepti had won the gold medal in the 400 meter T20 event of the Hangzhou Para Asian Games with a timing of 56.69 seconds, which was the then Asian record. Deepti has also challenged able-bodied players in the Junior and Senior Championships. Competing against able-bodied players, he has won several medals at the junior level.

He last participated in the 2022 National Inter-State Competition in Chennai along with capable players at the senior level where he competed in 100 meter and 200 meter races. Yogesh Kathuniya scored 41.41 in men’s F56 discus throw. Won silver medal with 80 meters. Bhagyashree Maharao also won the silver medal in the women’s shot put F34 category with an effort of 7.56 meters. India has so far won one gold, two silver and two bronze medals. On Sunday, Nishad Kumar (T47 high jump) and Preeti Pal (T35 200 m) had won silver and bronze medals respectively.

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