Rio Paralympics 2016: India's Amit Kumar Saroha finishes seventh in men's discus throw

 Rio Paralympics 2016: Indias Amit Kumar Saroha finishes seventh in mens discus throw

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Rio de Janeiro: It was not a great start for India at the Paralympics as discus thrower Amit Kumar Saroha finished seventh among as many competitors in the men's discus throw F52 final in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

Saroha managed a distance of 9.01 in his fourth attempt after squandering the first three attempts.

He again fouled the fifth before ending with 8.7m in his sixth and final attempt.

Latvia's overwhelming favourite Aigars Apinis clinched the gold with his best throw of 20.83 ahead of Poland's Robert Jachimowicz (19.10) and Croatia's Velimir Sandor (18.24).

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Updated Date: Sep 08, 2016 23:02:14 IST