India’s double blast in javelin throw event, Jhajharia won silver and Sundar Gurjar won bronze.
Tokyo Paralympic 2020: In the Tokyo Paralympics, India has won four medals since the start of the day. Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Gurjar have given India double success in Javelin Throw. Jhajharia won the javelin throw silver medal in the F46 category of javelin throw with a distance of 64.35 meters. This is also Jhajharia’s personal best score. This is Jhajharia’s third medal in Paralympic Games. Prior to this, he had won gold medals in the 2004 Athens Paralympics and 2016 Rio Paralympics.
On the other hand, Sundar Gurjar won the bronze medal in the same category by throwing javelin up to a distance of 64.01. Earlier this morning para shooter Avani Lekhara won the gold medal for India, while Yogesh Kathunia won the silver medal in discus throw. India’s para athletes had won two silver medals yesterday as well. This is also Jhajharia’s personal best score. This is Jhajharia’s third medal in Paralympic Games. Prior to this he won the 2004 Athens Paralympics and the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
Devendra fixed the silver medal in the third attempt
40-year-old Devendra Jhajharia made a brilliant start in his first attempt with a javelin throw of 60.28 meters. After this, he threw a javelin for a distance of 60.62 meters in his second attempt and 64.35 meters in the third attempt. In the end, his third attempt proved to be enough to win the silver medal. Devendra tried to give a tough competition to the Sri Lankan player. However, his fourth and fifth attempts failed. In his sixth attempt, Jhajharia threw the javelin for a distance of 61.23 metres.
On the other hand, Sundar Gurjar could only throw the javelin for 62.26 meters after his first four attempts and remained in fourth place. However, in the fifth attempt, Gurjar ensured double success for India in this event by covering a distance of 64.01 meters.
All three medals of Javelin Throw F46 category were named for Asia
Herath Mudianseela of Sri Lanka won the gold medal in the F46 category of Javelin Throw. He achieved this feat in his third attempt by throwing a javelin to a distance of 67.79 meters. Along with this, para athletes from Asia were completely dominated in this event and all three medals went to Sri Lanka and India.
India’s best ever performance in Paralympic Games
India has won a total of six medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Whereas yesterday in the F52 category of disc throw, the bronze medal of Para athlete Vinod Kumar is still on hold. If Vinod Kumar’s medal is also confirmed today, then India’s medal tally in these games will be seven, which will be his best performance till date. For India, Nishad Kumar won silver medal in high jump and Bhavina Patel in table tennis yesterday. Another para-athlete from India, Vinod Kumar, won a bronze medal in the F52 category of disc throw, but his result is currently on hold.
On the other hand, India’s para shooter Avani Lekhara set a new Paralympic record in the women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event. While making gold medal in his name. This is India’s first gold medal in Tokyo Paralympics. Apart from this, Yogesh Kathunia has also won the silver medal in the F56 event of discus throw.
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