India's Amit Kumar Saroha Wins Silver In World Para Athletics Championships

Updated: 17 July 2017 21:13 IST

India's Amit Kumar Saroha clinched a silver in men's club throw F51 competition in World Para Athletics Championships on Monday.

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Saroha's best throw of 30.25m, which came in his third attempt, fetched him a silver medal. © Amit Saroha/Facebook

London: India's Amit Kumar Saroha clinched a silver in men's club throw F51 competition in World Para Athletics Championships on Monday. Saroha's best throw of 30.25m, which came in his third attempt, fetched him a silver medal. In the process, the para-athlete from Haryana set a new Asian record in this event. Serbia's Zeljko Dimitrijevic retained his title with a world record throw of 31.99m. Another Indian, Dharambir finished 10th with his best throw of 22.34m.

The 32-year-old Saroha had also won a silver in this event in the last edition of the biennial championships in Doha in 2015. He also had won a gold medal in this event in the 2014 Incheon Asian Para Games.

Saroha, the first quadriplegic to represent India at a Paralympic Games (London 2012), will also take part in men's discus throw F52 final on Tuesday.

Earlier, Sundar Singh Gurjar had won a gold in men's javelin throw F46 on July 14.

 

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Highlights
  • Amit Saroha clinched a silver in men's club throw F51 competition
  • Saroha's best throw of 30.25m came in his third attempt
  • Dharambir finished 10th with his best throw of 22.34m
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