Tokyo Paralympics: Yogesh Kathuniya wins discus silver; Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar Singh bag javelin medals

There seemed to be no stopping India in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. On Monday, India won a total of four medals. While shooter Avani Lekhara won the gold at the Women's 10m Air Rifle Standing event with a world record, athletics bagged the contingent three more. Discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya claimed the silver, throwing it at a distance of 44.38 metres. The gold medal was won by Claudiney Batista dos Santos of Brazil, while Cuba's Leonardo Diaz Aldana bagged the bronze. Let's 'discus' this #silver medal-winning throw 😉 Watch #IND's Yogesh Kathuniya's season-best throw of 44.38m which earned #IND another medal at the #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics❗👇#ParaAthleticspic.twitter.com/DkD5793ImC — #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 30, 2021 Kathuniya was classified in the F56 category, where the athletes possess full arms and rely on trunk muscle power. By pressing the knees together, they gain some pelvic stability. The moment of victory feat. #IND's Yogesh Kathuniya! 😍 How many of you saw him win the #silver medal live? 🌟#Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ParaAthleticspic.twitter.com/85ovSJkahU — #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 30, 2021 Following the same, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Kathuniya effort by tweeting, "Outstanding performance by Yogesh Kathuniya. Delighted that he brings home the Silver medal. His exemplary success will motivate budding athletes. Congrats to him. Wishing him the very best for his future endeavours. #Paralympics". Outstanding performance by Yogesh Kathuniya. Delighted that he brings home the Silver medal. His exemplary success will motivate budding athletes. Congrats to him. Wishing him the very best for his future endeavours. #Paralympics — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021 ALSO READ: Shooter Avani Lekhara wins Gold at Tokyo Paralympics; first Indian woman ever to do so On Sunday, Vinod Kumar had won the bronze in the same event of the F52 classification. However, it has been put on hold following a protest against his classification. The final decision is expected to arrive today. The F52 category is for athletes with restricted movements due to impaired muscle power, along with a difference in leg length or limb deficiency. Meanwhile, India bagged a couple of medals in the javelin throw event, thanks to Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar, who claimed silver and bronze, respectively. In the standing F46 category, Jhajharia threw a distance of 64.35m, which was his personal best, while Gurjar attained a distance of 62.58m. Sri Lanka's Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage claimed the gold. Weather Update 🚨: It's RAINING medals for #IND 🌧️🥇🥈🏅 Devendra Jhajharia grabs #Silver and Sundar Singh Gurjar claims #Bronze as India dominate the podium in the Men's Javelin Throw F46 Final taking India's tally to 7️⃣! 🔥#Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ParaAthletics — #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 30, 2021 The event had another India, Ajeet Singh Yadav. However, he registered four invalid attempts, barring his first (56.15) and second (52.36) attempts. Superb performance by @DevJhajharia! One of our most experienced athletes wins a Silver medal. Devendra has been making India continuously proud. Congratulations to him. Best of luck for his future endeavours. #Paralympics pic.twitter.com/204B90fXbv — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021 Meanwhile, Modi sent out a couple of tweets complimenting the incredible efforts from Jhajharia and Gurjar. India is overjoyed by the Bronze medal won by @SundarSGurjar. He has shown remarkable courage and dedication. Congratulations to him. Wishing him the very best. #Paralympics pic.twitter.com/irTIHefCoH — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021 NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitise, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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