Tokyo Paralympics: Amit Kumar, Dharambir finish at fifth, eighth spots in men’s club throw event

By ANI

TOKYO: India’s Amit Kumar and Dharambir finished at the fifth and eighth spots in the men’s club throw event here at the Olympic St.-Seated Discus/Club in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday.

India’s Amit Kumar registered throws of 25.41m, 27.77m, 24.86m, and 26.68m. Amit’s fourth and fifth throws were disqualified.

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Dharambir had an underwhelming show at the event as five of his throws were disqualified and he only registered a throw of 25.59m in his fifth attempt.

Russia’s Musa Taimazov won the gold medal as he recorded a throw of 35.42m while Zeljko Dimitrijevic of Serbia won the silver with a throw of 35.29m.

Marian Kureja of Slovakia won the bronze medal with a throw of 30.66m.

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Earlier on Wednesday, the Indian mixed team of Palak Kohli and Pramod Bhagat lost to the French duo of Lucas Mazur and Faustine Noel by 2-1 at Yoyogi National Stadium — Court 3 in the doubles SL3-SU5 on Wednesday.

The world number two pair of Lucas Mazur and Faustine Noel edged the Indian duo in three sets by 21-9, 15-21, 21-19 in the Group Play Stage — Group B match. The match lasted for 43 minutes.

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