A silver for India in Asian Para Games


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Indian Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar secured a silver medal in the men's F46 category of the Asian Para Games on Thursday in Jakarta. 

Rinku won a bronze medal in the same event and made the country proud. The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.

A bronze medal was logged in the men's 400m T13 category with Avnil Kumar claiming the third position. The T13 classification deals with visual impairment.

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

Rinku a personal best score of  60.92m for the bronze, while the gold went to Sri Lanka's Dinesh Herath who smashed the Games as well as the Asian record with a throw of 61.84m.

Avnil Kumar, in the men's 400m won the bronze in 52sec. The gold medal was won by Iran's Omid Zarifsanayei, who took 51.41sec to complete the race, while Thailand's Songwut Lamsan.


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