Iran's Majidi seizes bronze at World Para Athletics Championships

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

Sundar Singh Gurjar has become the first Indian to win gold in men's javelin throw event at the World Para Athletics Championships.

The 21-year-old Sundar, who failed to qualify for Rio Paralympics last year due to technical reasons, won three gold medals - one each in javelin throw, shot put and discus throw - in the Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix this February. After Sundar Singh's gold medal India were at the 6th spot in the World Para Athletics Championship.

"I was very disappointed after Rio, as I had prepared intensely and ultimately, could not compete". My morale was completely broken then, but I am delighted with this comeback to competition. "If he had thrown better I would have gone a lot further as well". I have recovered fully and will do even better at the Asian Games [next year].

However, India just missed the bronze medal as the 18-year-old young athlete Rinku finished fourth.

Rinku, who is supported by the GoSports Foundation as part of the Para Champions Programme, was pleased with his performance. I am happy, of course, although I was not at my best because I have had an injury to my calf. "I had trained hard for the World Championships as well, but not as much as I had done for Rio", Sundar said.

In the first event which was Men's Discus Throw F42 final, Jaideep represented India and he came very close to medal when he finished fourth with 37.53m.

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