Paralympics: Virender Dhankar finishes eighth in shot put final

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 17 (IANS) India’s Virender Dhankar finished eighth in the men’s shot put – F56/57 final at the Rio Paralympic Games here on Saturday.

Virender finished with a best of 11.62 metre in his six attempts at the Olympic stadium.

The 32-year-old never looked in the contention as by the end of his three attempts he was at fourth position with a best throw of 11.39. In the next three attempts he slipped to sixth place before finishing at the eighth place.

China’s Guoshan Wu clinched the gold with a season best throw of 14.42m. Poland’s Janusz Rokicki bagged the silver with a throw of 14.26m while Ireland’s Javid Ehsani Shakib threw 14.13 to settle for the bronze medal.

–IANS

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