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Amit Saroha wins silver in World Para Athletics Championship

32-year-old Amit Saroha from Haryana won silver in men’s club throw F51 competition in World Para Athletics Championship. Saroha set a new Asian record in the event with the best throw of 30.25m, which came in his third attempt. 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. Saroha will also take part in men’s discus throw F52 final on Tuesday.

Earlier, Sunder Singh Gurjar won javelin gold in F46 category on the opening day of the championship. It was a huge turnaround for Gurjar who was disqualified in Rio Paralympics for arriving late for reporting. Gurjar had failed to understand the accent with which his name was being called and reported two minutes late for the event. He was eventually disqualified. This time in World Para Athletics Championship, he did not make any mistake and put up a clinical performance to clinch the gold.

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