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Posted at: Nov 9, 2019, 7:13 AM; last updated: Nov 9, 2019, 7:13 AM (IST)WORLD PARA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sandeep breaks world record, wins javelin gold

Dubai, November 8

India’s Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit broke the world records on their way to winning the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the F64 javelin throw event of the World Para Athletics Championships here today.

Sandeep hurled the javelin to a distance of 66.18 metres to better his own world record of 65.80m in the F44 category, while Sumit sent the spear to a distance of 62.88m to clinch the silver and better his own F64 world record of 60.45m.

The F44 and F64 were clubbed into one combined event in this World Championships. The world records are, however, counted according to the classification of the athletes. Roman Novak of Ukraine, an F44 athlete, took the bronze with a best throw of 57.36m.  — PTI 


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