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World Para Athletics C'ships: Sachin Khilari creates Asian record, wins shot put gold

Sachin defended his title to win India's fifth gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships.

World Para Athletics Cships: Sachin Khilari creates Asian record, wins shot put gold
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A jubilant Sachin Khilari after winning gold in the shot put event. (Photo Credit: Paralympic India)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 22 May 2024 8:19 AM GMT

Sachin Sarjerao Khilari brought more joy to Indian athletics early Wednesday at the ongoing World Para Athletics Championships.

With a throw of 16.30m, the burly athlete pocketed the gold medal in the men’s shot put event (F46) and created a new Asian record.

The effort brought India its fifth gold at the Kobe meet - a record for the most golds at a single Para Athletics World Championships thus far.

Gold in the men's javelin throw and high-jump

Earlier on Tuesday, the reigning Paralympic Champion Sumit Antil defended his world title in the T64 category of men's javelin throw event while Mariyappan Thangavelu won India's first-ever gold medal in high-jump

The 11th edition of the Para Athletic World Championships are currently being held in Kobe, Japan, with over 1000 athletes from 100+ nations competing for 168 medal events.

This is the first edition of the Para Athletics World Championships in East Asia, as well as the third edition in Asia following Doha 2015 in Qatar and Dubai 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.

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