World Para Athletics: Sachin retains gold, Dharambir gets bronze, India’s best performance

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Kobe. India’s Sachin Sargerao won the gold medal with an Asian record in the men’s shot put F46 category at the World Para Athletics Championship and India also gave its best performance so far in the tournament. Dharambir won a bronze medal in the men’s club throw F51 category, taking India’s medal tally to 12, which includes five gold, four silver and three bronze medals. Thus, India remains at third position after China (18-16-14) and Brazil (17-8-5). Earlier, India had won ten medals including three gold in Paris in the 2023 phase.

Sachin 16. 16 by throwing a throw of 30 meters. He improved his own record of 21 meters which he had set at the World Para Athletics Championship in Paris last year. The F46 category in para athletics events is for people who have mild to moderate loss of movement in one or both arms or who have no limbs. These athletes have to throw with the strength of their hips and legs.
Sachin, a resident of Sangli district of Maharashtra, met with an accident during his school days due to which he lost the muscles of his elbow. Despite several surgeries he could not recover.

In the men’s club throw F51 final, Dharambir gradually improved his throw and secured a bronze medal with his fifth attempt of 33.61m. Serbia’s Zeljko Dimitrijevic won the gold medal with a meet record throw of 34.20m while Mexico’s Mario Santana Hernandez won the silver medal with a season’s best effort of 33.62m.

Those athletes who have severe deformities in their torso and legs participate in F51. In this, competitors throw the club while sitting, for which they use the strength of their arms and shoulders. After winning the gold, Sachin said, “I was expecting this and I am very happy.” I have qualified for the Paris Paralympics and will try to win gold there too.” There are still three days left for the tournament and coach Satyanarayan is hopeful of increasing the medal count.

He said, “We are hopeful of two more golds.” The number of medals should go up to 17.” Earlier yesterday, Paralympic champion Sumit Antil had retained his gold medal in F64 javelin throw. Thangavelu Mariyappan and Ekta Bhayan also won gold medals.

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