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Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver medal at Men’s Discus F56 event

Indian discus player Yogesh Kathuniya (Twitter)

Indian discus player Yogesh Kathuniya (Twitter)

Discus Yogesh Kathuniya won the silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Men’s F56 Tournament.

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  • Last updated:August 30, 2021 08:43 IST
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Discus player Yogesh Katuniya won the silver medal at the Men’s F56 event here at the Paralympics on Monday. This is because athletics continued to be India’s happy hunting ground for competitions. A 24-year-old graduate of the University of Kirolimal in New Delhi, B.Com sent the disc to a maximum distance of 44.38m in his sixth and final attempt to clinch silver. On Sunday, India picked up silver (high jump) and bronze (discus) on hold for protest.

Katunya, the son of a soldier, had a paralytic attack at the age of eight, leaving her limbs incoordination. Brazilian defending champion, world champion and world record holder Claudine Batista Dos Santos wins the gold medal with a 45.59m best throw, and Cuba’s Leonardo Diaz Ardana (43.36m) wins the bronze medal. bottom. In the F56 classification, athletes have full strength in their arms and trunk. Pelvic stability is provided by the ability to push the knee together. He won the bronze medal at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. The best throw is 42.51m and the berth in Tokyo has also been booked.

It was his time at KMC that his potential was realized by some coaches, and he was soon trained by Satya Parsin at the Javahar Larnefur Stadium. A few years later, he was supervised by Navy Director Shin.

He set a world record in the F36 category at his first international competition at the Para-Athletic Grand Prix in Berlin in 2018.

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Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver medal at Men’s Discus F56 event

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