Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra, Sundar Win Silver and Bronze in F46 Javelin Throw

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Published: August 30,2021 09:31 AM
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Devendra Jhajharia grabbed silver with a personal best throw of 64.35. This was also his third medal at Paralympics Games. Meanwhile, Sundar captured bronze with a season-best throw of 62.58.

August 30, 2021: Indian javelin throwers Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar won silver and bronze respectively in the men’s Standing Javelin (F46) here at National Stadium in Tokyo on Monday.



Devendra Jhajharia grabbed silver with a personal best throw of 64.35. This was also his third medal at Paralympics Games. Meanwhile, Sundar captured bronze with a season-best throw of 62.58.





Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage of Sri Lanka bagged gold in a very comprehensive manner by shattering the World Record with his monstrous throw of 67.79m. Notably, Cuba’s Varona Gonzalez also clinched the continental record.



Sundar went first among the Indian trio in the final as he started with a season-best of 62.58. Devandra had 60.28 while Ajeet had 56.15 on the first attempt.



Devendra did 60.62 in his second attempt before he went past his previous world record once again in the third attempt with a throw of 64.35. But the Sri Lankan athlete Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage had completely other plans as he broke the World Record with a sensational 67.79 in his third attempt, improving the previous record by almost four meters.



Earlier, Avani Lekhara won India's fourth medal and first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020 with a world-record-equaling effort. She shot a total score of 249.6 in women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 final.





Yogesh Kathuniya also clinched silver after registering his season-best attempt of 44.38 in the men’s F56 final at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.



Yogesh threw 44.38 in his sixth and final attempt to take up the top spot before Claudiney Batista of Brazil fired 44.57 in his first attempt to dethrone the Indian athlete.



On Sunday, India’s Para table tennis player Bhavina Patel and Para-athlete Nishad Kumar won silver. Discus thrower Vinod Kumar also won a bronze medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics in sports class F52 with an Asian Record.