World Para Athletics Championships: Sandeep Chaudhary, Sumit Antil bag javelin gold, silver respectively with record throws

  • Indian duo of Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit Antil created world records on way to their gold and silver medals respectively in the F64 javelin event of the World Para Athletics Championships on Friday

  • Sandeep hurled the javelin to a distance of 66.18 metres to better his own world record of 65.80 metres in F44 category, while Sumit sent the spear to a distance of 62.88 metres to clinch the silver and better his own F64 world record of 60.45 metres

  • The F44 and F64 were clubbed into one combined event in this World Championships

Dubai: Indian duo of Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit Antil created world records on way to their gold and silver medals respectively in the F64 javelin event of the World Para Athletics Championships on Friday.

Sandeep hurled the javelin to a distance of 66.18 metres to better his own world record of 65.80 metres in F44 category, while Sumit sent the spear to a distance of 62.88 metres to clinch the silver and better his own F64 world record of 60.45 metres.

The F44 and F64 were clubbed into one combined event in this World Championships. The world records are, however, counted according to the classification of the athletes.

Roman Novak of Ukraine, a F44 athlete, took the bronze with a best throw of 57.36 metres.

The F44 category athletes have leg amputations or reduced function in one or both legs, and they compete without a prosthesis.

The F64 category athletes have limb deficiency and leg length difference, and they compete with a prosthesis.

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Updated Date: Nov 09, 2019 09:52:51 IST