Tokyo Paralympics: Yogesh Kathuniya bags a silver medal in the men’s discus throw

Kathuniya's best throw came within the sixth and the final try.

India’s Yogesh Kathuniya brought home a historic silver medal in the discus throw at the Tokyo Paralympics. Yogesh was able to finish in second place in the men’s discus throw final with an attempt of 44.38 meters. 

Kathuniya’s best throw came within the sixth and the final try. He came on the brink of his personal better of 44.47 meters but he fell short. 

Yogesh started his event with a foul throw but then he made a throw of 42.84 meters which was followed by an improved throw of 43.55 meters and his best throw came in the final attempt which saw him record a throw of 44.47 meters which helped him to claim the silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. 

Brazilian athlete Claudiney Batista landed the gold medal at the discus throw event as he recorded his best throw at 45.59 meters, the Brazilian was the favourite to win the gold medal right from his first attempt of 44.57 meters, furthermore, Cuba’s Diaz Aldana bagged himself the bronze medal at the event. 

Apart from this, Bhavinaben Patel also bagged the silver medal in the women’s table tennis category, along with shooter Avani Lekhara who won the gold medal at the R2 – Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 final as she equalled the world record in the final. 

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