Tokyo Paralympics: Indian athlete Soman Rana finishes fourth in the Shot Put F57 event

Soman Rana misses out on a medal by a very small margin as he finished fourth in the Shot Put F57 final event even producing his best throw at the Paralympics.

The Indian para-athlete Soman Rana has just missed out on a medal as he finishes in the 4th position in the Shot Put F57 final event in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Soman performed well but his dream of bringing a medal to India remains just a dream.

Three Indians were competing in the Shot Put event in this year’s Tokyo Paralympics, Arvind Malik who was in the F35 category, and Tek Chand who was in the F55 category. None of them won a medal for India in the 2020 Paralympic Games. The Indian athlete Soman Rana made 4 successful attempts out of 6 in the event. His best was 13.81m which came in on his very first attempt. The Indian made 12.92m in the second. Rana’s third and fourth attempts were not counted as it was considered a foul throw. The fifth and sixth attempt was also not very convincing to help Soman reach the top 3. However, the Indian para-athlete’s personal best attempt is 14.6m but it seems that also wouldn’t be enough for him to get the medal as the Brazilian athlete M.A. Borges won the bronze with his best attempt of 14.85.

The other two medalists in the event were the Brazilian named Paulino dos Santos who won the gold with an attempt of 15.10m and Chinese Wu Guoshan won the silver with his attempt of 15.00m.

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