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Asian Para Games: Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar seals silver, India's medal tally stands at four

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Jakarta | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
Indian javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar clinched silver medal in the men's F46 category here at the Asian Para Games on Thursday.

The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.

With this, India's medal tally rose to four in Asian Para Games.

Gurjar clinched his silver with an effort of 61.33m in his fifth attempt. Gurjar trained for 22 days in Finland before the Games, backed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Rinku recorded a personal best of 60.92m for the bronze, while Sri Lanka's Dinesh Herath clinched gold with a record throw of 61.84m.

India also won a bronze in the men's 400m T13 category with Avnil Kumar clinching the third spot. The T13 category deals with visual impairment.

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