India clinch four medals

India clinch four medals

Sanjay Kumar and Ramya N S (women’s discus throw) took silver medals and Girish H (men’s high jump) and Sunil Kumar (men’s shot put) bagged bronze at the Sree Kanteerava stadium.

Meanwhile, even a day after the start of the Games, organisers were yet to provide the proper facilities to the teams. Transportation, toilets and schedule have been a concern in the run up to the meet and they remained worrying factors for many athletes.
“I have had enough of this. Transportation, toilets and schedule are not yet made ready by the local organisers,” said a frustrated Games Technical Director, Jan Bockweg.
Though the organisers came up with a schedule late in the day, majority of disciplines were missing from the list.

Meanwhile, Kenya, who entered the meet as the 44th team, had a terrible time as they were stuck for seven hours at the airport.

“Nobody came to pick up from the airport. We landed at 8.00 am in the morning and waited there till 3.00 pm,” said Stanley Kipruto, a Kenyan athlete.
Results: Men: High jump (F-42, F-44, F-45, F-46): Reinhold Botzel (Ger, 1.81 metres) 905 points, 1; Sanjay Kumar (Ind, 1.55) 868, 2; Girish H (Ind, 1.72) 860, 3.
Shot put: F-56: Olokhan M (Aze) 12.99, 1.  F-42: Darko Kralj (Cro) 14.40, 1.
Wheelchair (F-58): Alexey Ashapatov (Rus) 16.27, 1.  F-46: Maamar Meskine (Alg) 12.60, 1. Hisham Che Soh (Mal) 11.32, 2; Sunil Kumar (Ind) 9.89, 3.
Women: 100M: T-42: Jana Schmidt (Ger) 17.77, 1.  T-44: Katrin Green (Ger) 13.62, 1.
Wheelchair (T-54): Lisha Huang (Chn) 16.30, 1.

Discus throw: F-42 & F-46: Jelena Vukovic (Cro, 24.87) 817, 1; Ramya N S (Ind, 34.14) 810, 2.  F-44: Michaela Floeth (Ger) 37.69, 1.
Wheelchair (F-56): Martina Willing (Ger) 21.96, 1.

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