After yet another successful day for India at the Paralympics, there was some disappointment at the end with Navdeep Singh just missing out on a podium finish in the F41 Javelin Final Event. He ended up finishing 4th position in the table.
Navdeep Singh was considered one of the favourites to get a podium finish as his personal best of 43.58 metres made him one of the top three competitors. It was not to be as on the day of the event, he couldn’t match it. His first attempt was at 38.59 metres, his second was at 38.33 metres, his third was at 39.97 metres, his fourth and his best was at 40.80 metres but his last throws ended up being fouls which scuppered any chances of him getting a podium finish at the F41 Javelin event.
Chinese para-athlete Penxiang Sun won the gold medal after registering a world record throw at 47.13 metres. Sadegh Beit Sayah from Iran clinched the silver medal by registering his personal best of 43.35 metres and the bronze medal was earned by Egypt’s Wildan Nukhailwi whose throw of 41.39 metres was his seasonal best. The F41 category is for para-athletes who have short stature. These categories are created so that athletes with similar abilities can compete on an equal footing.
It was a great day for India, otherwise as the country won two gold medals with the winners being shooter Manish Narwal and para-shuttler Pramod Bhagat. Narwal won it in the Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event and Bhagat won it in Men’s Singles SL3 category.
Singaraja Adania won the silver medal behind Narwal in the Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event. Manoj Sarkar defeated Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara to win the bronze medal in the Men’s Singles SL3 event. Tomorrow, Tarun Dhillon will have his bronze medal and Suhas Yathiraj will face Lucas Mazur in the SL4 Men Singles event Final.