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Overview of  9th World Para Athletics Championships 2019 held in Dubai, UAE from November 7 – 15, 2019

The 2019 World Para Athletics Championships, was the 9th  edition participated by 118 nations, held in Dubai Club for People with Determination Sports complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from November 7 – 15, 2019. The tournament was organized by the World Para Athletics subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee.World para olympicsChina secured the top spot in medal tally for the 3rd consecutive time with 59 medals (25 golds, 23 silvers and 11 bronze – including eight world records).
While India ranked 24th position with 9 medals( 2 gold, 2 silver, 5 bronze).
The list of Indian winners:

S.No Player name Event Medal
1 Sundar Singh Gurjar Men’s F46 javelin throw Gold
2 Sandeep Chaudhary Men’s javelin F64 throw Gold
3 Sumit Antil F-64 category javelin throw Silver
4 Sharad Kumar Men’s high jump T63 event Silver
5 Yogesh Kathuniya Men’s Discus Throw F56 Bronze
6 Ajeet Singh Men’s F46 Javelin throw Bronze
7 Nishad Kumar Men’s high jump T47 Bronze
8 Mariyappan thangavelu Men’s high jump T63 event Bronze
9 Lal Vinay Kumar Men’s 400m T44 Bronze

 

Key Highlights:
i.
Sundar Singh Gurjar recovered from the shoulder injury to win his World Para Athletics Championships title in the men’s F46 javelin throw event with a throw of 61.22 meters.

World records:
i.
Indian para-athlete Sandeep Chaudhary won the gold medal in the F64 category in the Javelin throw event. He was able to set a world record with a throw of 66.18 meters to better his own world record of 65.80m in F44 category. The F44 and F64 categories were clubbed into one combined event (of F64).
ii.Sumit Antil won the silver medal in his second attempt with a best throw of 62.88 meters in the F-64 category. The previous world record was also named after him, which was 61.32 meters achieved in Paris, France in August 2019.
iii.with this, Seven world records were broken, taking the total to 44 for India. This surpassed the London 2017 Worlds mark of 34 world records.