Amit Kumar Saroha wins silver medal in World Para Athletics Championships

Amit Kumar Saroha's best throw of 30.25m, which came in his third attempt finished him behind gold medallist Serbia's Zeljko Dimitrijevic.

Published: 17th July 2017 07:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2017 07:49 PM   |  A+A-

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

Amit Kumar Saroha

LONDON: India's Amit Kumar Saroha clinched a silver in men's club throw F51 competition in World Para Athletics Championships here 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 tomorrow.
 
Earlier, Sundar Singh Gurjar had won a gold in men's javelin throw F46 on July 14.

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