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Long jumper Someswara Rao Ramudri, javelin thrower Mohit bag Gold medals at World Para Athletics Grand Prix

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 25, Mar 2022
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Long jumper Someswara Rao Ramudri and javelin thrower Mohit bagged Gold medals in their individual events at Dubai 2022 World Para Athletics Grand Prix yesterday. Overall, the Indian contingent won six medals on the day and set two Asian records, thanks to the efforts of Ramudri in the long jump men T64 final and Paralympian Dharambir in discus wheelchair men F51 final.

In one of the last events of the day, Ramudri came out with his personal best to take the long jump men's T64 gold medal, in the combined T43/44/63/64 final. Thailand's Kantinan Khumphong and Malaysia's Eddy Bernard finished second and third, respectively.

In the men's javelin final F44/46/63/64, Mohit achieved an impressive 54.71m distance in his very first throw which was enough to take the gold medal. Kazakhstan's Rufat Khabibullin and Nigeria's Sunday Adebayo took the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

Meanwhile, Paralympian Dharambir claimed his second silver medal in the Championships, this time in men's wheelchair discus final F51 where he attained a distance of 10.93m for the silver.

Algeria's Mohamed Berrahal took the gold, as Dharambir's fellow thrower Ajitkumar Amrutla Panchal claimed the bronze in the F52 category.

In women's track events, Jayanti Behera claimed the silver medal in 200 m women final T46/47 clocking 26.94secs, finishing behind USA's Brittni Mason. Ishwari Nishad also took second place with a timing of 1:25.50mins in 400m women's final T11. Kenya's Nancy Chelangat Koech secured the top position racing in 1:04.25min.

Sources : News on AIR