Athlete Amit Kumar Saroha misses bronze in Rio Paralympics

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Rio de Janeiro, Sep 16 (IANS) India’s Amit Kumar Saroha narrowly missed the bronze medal in the club throw F51 event at the Rio Paralympic Games here on Friday.

Saroha, an Arjuna awardee, finished fourth with a throw of 26.63 metres in his six attempts in the final at the Olympic stadium.

Serbia’s Zeljko Dimitrijevic clinched the gold with a world record throw of 29.96m. His countryman Milos Mitic bagged the silver with a throw of 26.84m while Slovakia’s Marian Kureja threw 26.82m to settle for the bronze medal.

India’s other participant in the category, Dharambir Nain, finished a distant ninth with a throw of 21.39m.

The club throw is an athletic event where the purpose is to throw a wooden club. It is the Paralympic equivalent of the hammer throw.

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