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India end campaign with 5 medals in World Para Athletics

India collected five medals with a gold, two silver, and two bronze medals to finish outside top-30 in the medal standings.

Reported by: PTI, London [ Published on: July 23, 2017 19:08 IST ]
Varun Singh Bhati of India in action during the final of the mens high.Photo:GETTY IMAGES

India ended their World Para Athletics Championship campaign with five medals, including a gold, here today. India won a silver and a bronze in the men's T-42 category high jump event through Sharad Kumar and Varun Singh Bhati respectively.


Kumar cleared a personal best height of 1.84m to win the silver ahead of Bhati who had the best effort of 1.77m, last night.

The gold medal in the event was won by United States' Sam Grewe, who cleared a height of 1.86m. Bhati had won a bronze in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

India collected five medals with a gold, two silver, and two bronze medals to finish outside top-30 in the medal standings.

Another Rio Paralympics medallist Deepa Malik, however, finished sixth in women's shot put F-53 category with the best effort of 4.20m.

On the final day today, Jayanti Behera finished sixth in women's 400m T-47 with a time of 1 minute and 3.49 seconds. In men's discus throw F-46 final, Rohit Kumar missed out on a medal as he finished fourth with a best effort of 46.50m.

Sundar Gurjar had clinched the lone gold for India in men's javelin throw F-46, while Amit Kumar Saroha and Karam Jyoti had won a silver and a bronze in men's club throw F-51 and women's discus throw F-55 respectively.

India was represented by 29 para-athletes, including five women.

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