After Sunder Singh’s gold on the opening night of the World Para Athletics Championships, the Indian contingent ended Day 2 on a disappointing note, failing to secure any medals.
Day 2 of the Championships witnessed three events that featured Indian athletes – the men’s Javelin Throw F55, women’s Shot Put F55, and men’s Discus Throw F37.
In today’s men’s Javelin Throw F55 final, lone Indian representative Sunil Phogat finished in the bottom half of the table. The 37-year-old registered a throw of 23.75m and could only manage the eighth spot.
The event was won by Serbian Milos Zaric as the 29-year-old Serb recorded a throw of 30.83m to clinch the gold. The silver and the bronze were won by Brazilian Ferreira Licurgo and Egyptian Yaser Ab Elsayed respectively.
India’s next event for the day was the women’s F55 Shot Put that featured two Indians in the final ten. The pole position was secured by Latvian Diana Dadzite with a throw of 8.01m while the Indian eves finished at the bottom two. Shatabdi Avasthi finished last while Karamjyoti Dalal eclipsed her compatriot with a throw of 5.43m to secure the 9th spot.
The Men’s Discus Throw F37 Final was won by Khusnid Norbekov of Uzbekistan. The only Indian in the fray, 24-year-old Arvind, registered a throw of 44.92 m to finish 7th overall. Australian para-athlete Guy Henley narrowly missed out on the gold to finish in the runners-up spot. Iranian Majidijamalabadi secured the third spot.
However, India found some joy in the medal ceremony as Day 1 winner Sundar Singh Gurjar collected his gold medal. Sundar opened India’s account at the World Para Athletics Championships by clinching gold in the men’s javelin throw event. In the F46 category, Sundar recorded his personal best effort of 60.36m on the very first night of the tournament and took the top honour.
|Athlete||Evant||Date / Time||Heat / Qualification||Final||Medal|
|Virender||F 54 Shot Put||14 July 2017 : 11:40 Pm||NA||13.62||4th|
|Ekta Bhayan||F 51 Club Throw W||14 July 2017 : 11:50 PM||NA||14.63||6th|
|Rinku||F 46 Javelin Throw||15 July 2017 : 12:50 AM||NA||55.12 PB||4th|
|Sunder Singh||F 46 Javelin Throw||15 July 2017 : 12:50 AM||NA||60.36 PB||Gold Medal|
|Sunil Phogat||F 55 Javelin Throw||16 July 2017 : 2:33 PM||NA||23.75||8th|
|Karamjyoti||F 55 Shot Put W||16 July 2017 : 2:38 PM||NA||5.43||8th|
|Shatabdi Avasthi||F 55 Shot Put W||16 July 2017 : 2:38 PM||NA||9th|
|Arvind||F 37 Discus Throw||16 July 2017 : 4:05 PM||NA||44.92||7th|
|Pradeep||F 44 Discus Throw||16 July 2017 : 3:56 PM||NA||45.98||9TH|
|Jaideep||F 42 Discus Throw||16 July 2017 : 2:36 PM||NA||37.53||4TH|
|Ram Pal||T 45/46/47 High Jump||16 July 2017 : 11:53 PM||NA||1.80m||6th|
|Dharambir||F 51 Club Throw||17 July 2017 : 3:00 PM||NA||30.25||Silver Medal|
|Amit Kumar||F 51 Club Throw||17 July 2017 : 3:00 PM||NA||22.34||10th|
|Amit Kumar||T 47 Triple Jump||17 July 2017 : 11:30 PM||NA||13.38||5th|
|Anandan||T 44 400M||18 July 2017 1:18 AM||NA||1:02.33||8th|
|Vinay Kumar||T 44 400M||18 July 2017 1:18 AM||NA||56.59 PB||4th|
|Vijay Kumar||T42 Long Lump||18 July 2017||NA||4,58||8th|
|Mohd Yasser||F46 Shot Put||18 July 2017||NA||13.36 PB||7th|
|Sunder Singh||F46 Shot Put||18 July 2017||NA||11.46||11th|
|Prasanna kumar||F 42-44 Javelin||18 July 2017||NA||50.09||9th|
|Sandeep||F 42-44 Javelin||18 July 2017||NA||53.04||5th|
|Narender||F 42-44 Javelin||18 July 2017||NA||51.07||8th|
|Virender||F 57 Javelin||18 July 2017||NA||38.78||5th|
|Deepak Singh||F 37 Javelin Throw||19 July 2017||NA||37.15 PB||5th|
|Karamjyoti||F 55 Discus Throw||21 July 2017 11:44 PM||NA||19.20 SB||Bronze Medal|
|Sharad Kumar||F 42 High Jump||22 July 2017 11:23 PM||NA||1.84 PB||Silver Medal|
|Varun Singh||F 42 High Jump||22 July 2017 11:23 PM||NA||1.77||Bronze Medal|
|Deepa Malik||F 53 Shot Put W||22 July 2017 11:40 PM||NA||4.20||6th|
|BEHERA Jayanti||Women’s 400m T47||23 July 2017 4:00 PM||NA||1:03.49||7th|
|Sunder Singh||F 46 Discus Throw||23 July 2017 4:10 PM||NA|
|Rohit Kumar||F 46 Discus Throw||23 July 2017 4:10 PM||NA|