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India takes its medal tally to 27 at World Para-Athletics Grand Prix

On day three, Indian para-athletes won 13 medals, including 5 golds at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix.

Source: Paralympic India/Twitter

Source: Paralympic India/Twitter


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 30 Jun 2022 7:01 AM GMT

Indian para-athletes are having a successful run at the ongoing World Para-Athletics Grand Prix 2022 in Tunis. In three days, the country has bagged a total of 27 medals. After clinching 14 medals in two days, India won 13 silverware on the third day of the competition including 5 gold medals.

On day 3, the men's javelin thrower in F42/44/46 category, Sandip Sanjay Sargar opened the gold medal account for India. It was followed by Men's Discus thrower in F51/55/56 event Pranav Soorma, Rinku Hooda won another gold medal in Men's Javelin throw F 38/46 category, Pranav Desai won gold in Men's 100m sprint T44/64 category and Soman Rana won gold in Men's Shot Put F57 category.

Pooja won the silver in the Women's 1500m T12/20 race. Avnil Kumar won a silver in Men's 400m T13 race, Ajeet Singh followed the suit in Men's Javelin throw F 38/46 category. In Men's Shotput F46, Sachin Khilari won another silver.

On the other hand, the bronze medals were bagged by Ankur Dhama (Men's 5000m T11/12/13), Praveen Kumar (Men's 100m T44/64), Rohit Kumar (Men's Shotput F46) and Manjeet (Men's Javelin F12/13).

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