Iran's Paralympic discus thrower Mohsen Majidi Jamalabadi has claimed a bronze medal at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in England, lifting the Islamic Republic's medal tally at the prestigious track and field meet to two. It's an emotional win for the Sundar Singh after he was disqualified from Rio 2016 Paralympics as he missed his announcement call by a minute in the tournament.
At the end of the day, World Para Athletics tweeted out the scoreboards of all countries.
The 21-year-old Sundar, who failed to qualify for Rio Paralympics last year due to technical reasons, won three gold medals - one each in the javelin throw, shot put and discus throw - in the Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix this February. I have recovered fully and will do even better at the Asian Games [next year]. "Missing the medal was my fate, but the Junior World Championships are coming up later this month, and I will try my best to break the world record there", he told GoSports Foundation. I am a little bit disappointed at not being able to break the World Record, but am still satisfied that I got the medal. I am happy, of course, although I was not at my best because I have had an injury to my calf.
In the men's shotput F57 event, Virender Dhankar also came tantalizingly close to a podium place, ended fourth with a throw of 13.62m.
India's Ekta Bhayan too missed out on a medal as she finished sixth in the Women's club throw event.