Javelin Thrower Sandeep Chaudhary creates World Record as Indian win 3 Golds

Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, including three gold, on a productive day at the Asian Para Games here on Monday.

Chaudhary clinched India’s first gold of the Games in the men’s F42-44/61-64 category in the morning distance runner RajuRakshitha (Women’s T11 1,500m) and swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan (Men’s S7 50m butterfly) added the yellow metals later on the second day of competitions.

Chaudhary claimed the top spot with a best throw of 60.01m, which he managed in his third attempt. He, in the process, shattered the F44 world record, bettering the earlier mark of 59.82, which Chinese Mingjie Gao made in 1980.
Para-athletics gave two more silver also with Ramya Shanmugam and Radha Venkatesh finishing second in women’s F46 javelin throw and women’s T12/13 1,500m race respectively.
With Monday’s 11 medals, India’s medal tally stood at 3 gold, 6 silver, and 7 bronze to occupy the eighth spot in the medal table. India had two silver and three bronze on Sunday.
From Online Sources
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