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Yogesh Kathuniya seal Paralympic quota with silver medal at World Para Athletics Championships | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Yogesh Kathuniya achieved a remarkable feat by clinching a silver medal in the F56 category of discus throw at the World Para Athletics Championships. With this spectacular show, he has secured a quota for the 2024 Paris Paralympics.
The 26-year-old Indian athlete, who had previously earned a second-place finish at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics, showcased his exceptional skills at the Charlety Stadium. With a superb performance, Kathuniya recorded a best effort of 43.17 meters in the men’s discus throw F56 final, solidifying his position on the podium.
In F56 classification, athletes have full arm and trunk muscle power. Pelvic stability is provided by some to full ability to press the knees together. Brazil’s Batista dos Santos Claudiney won the gold with an effort of 46.07, while Slovakia’s Laczko Dusan bagged the bronze with a throw of 42.70.
On Tuesday, Praveen Kumar won a bronze in the men’s high jump T64 event and Nishad Kumar bagged a silver in men’s high jump T 47 final to book two Paralympics quotas.
The top-four ranked athletes at the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships in each of the individual medal events qualify for the 2024 Paralympic Games, also to be held in Paris.
The tournament will conclude on July 17.



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