It was a proud day for the Indian para athletes as they bagged eight medals including three gold in the 9th Fazza International IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai. (Indian Para athletes win big at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix)
India are currently 7th among the 48 participating countries in the Grand Prix. By the second day of the competition India had bagged 3 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals.
India’s star man was Sundar Singh Gurjar as he won a gold medal in both the Javelin Throw F-46 andThrow F-46 contests.
The 21 year old had lost his left hand in an accident two years ago. His medal winning score was 60.33m in the Javelin Throw F-46 while he threw 44.56m in the Discuss Throw F-46. (Indian Para athletes win big at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix)
These medals would have been very sweet for Gurjar as he could not participate in last year’s Rio Paralympics due to late reporting to the arena. But he banished those memories with a superb performance today to make his country proud.
The third gold medal was won by Narendra Ranbir. He secured the first position in the Javelin Throw F-44 with a high score of 47.75m. This score was confirmed by the Paralympic Committee of India. (Indian Para athletes win big at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix)
The other Indian medal winners were Anandan Gunasekaran (silver) in 400m Men T-42/44/46, Ramkaran Singh (bronze) in 800m Men T-13/20, Surjit Singh (bronze) in Shotput Men F-40/41/42, Rohit (bronze) in 400m Men T-11/12/13 and Pramod K Yadav (bronze) in 400m Men T-42/44/46.
India will be hoping to win some more as the competition moves forward. Let us hope that India wins some more medals in Dubai.