Para athletes fetch 13 medals in Dubai meet

Indian para athletes did the country proud by claiming 13 medals in the season opening Fazaa International IPC International Athletics Grand Prix at the Dubai Club Stadium here.

The medals include five gold, three of which are won by Sundar Singh Gurjar.Gurjar added a third gold medal in the shot put event T 44-46 category with a throw of 13.36m. Sundar had earlier won gold in the javelin throw and discus throw in his category.

The women athletes also added to India’s gold medal tally with a gold-silver finish in the women’s wheelchair shot put F-55 category. Karamjyoti claimed the gold with 5.76m followed by Shatabdti Awasthi claiming the silver a mere 5 centimeters behind.

High jumpers Sharad Kumar and H N Girisha gave India the silver and bronze in the F13/20/42/44 category with leaps of 1.66m and 1.63 m respectively, wherein golden boy Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati preferred not to compete.

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