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Tokyo Paralympics: Arvind finishes 7th in men's shot put F35 event

Indian shot-putter Arvind ended in 7th position at men's shot put F35 event at Tokyo Paralympics

Indian Paralympian shot putter Arvind (Source: SAI/Twitter)

Indian Paralympian shot putter Arvind (Source: SAI/Twitter)



Updated: 2 Sep 2021 1:49 PM GMT

India's Arvind ended seventh in the men's shot put F35 event of the Paralympics here on Thursday.

Making his debut at the Games, the 28-year-old's best effort was a 13.48m throw in the eight-strong field. The gold medal in this event went to Uzbekistan's Khusniddin Norbekov, who produced a season's best effort of 16.13m.

Argentina's Emanuel Urra claimed the silver with a 15.90m throw, while the bronze went to China's Fu Xinhan (15.41m, season's best).

The F30 classes are for athletes with coordination impairment (involuntary movements, uncoordinated movements and/or muscle tension) often due to cerebral palsy or brain injury.

In the F35 category of this classification, athletes compete in standing positions.

Arvind had lost the use of his left leg after he was hit on his head by a ball as a child leading to nerve damage.

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