Asian Para Games: Silver for India by Javelin Thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar


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Indian javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar end up with a silver medal in the men’s F46 category of the Asian Para Games where two-time Paralympic gold-medallist Devendra Jhajharia ended fourth, on Thursday.

In the similar event, Rinku won a bronze medal to make it an India-dominated dais. The F46 category of disability covers upper limb shortage, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.

India also recorded a bronze in the men’s 400m T13 category with Avnil Kumar, who claiming the third position at the Asian Para Games. The T13 classification pacts with visual impairment.

In javelin throw, Gurjar notched up his silver with the throw of 61.33m in his fifth attempt. Gurjar was in Finland from last 22 day before the Games, an exercise that was backed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Rinku logged a personal best of 60.92m for the bronze, while the gold went to Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Herath who smashed the Games as well as the Asian record with a throw of 61.84m.


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