Indian para-athletes in the third week of March 2017 bagged eight medals, including three gold, in the 9th Fazza International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai.
With 3 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals till the second day of competition, India ranks at the seventh spot out of 48 participating countries.
Sundar Singh Gurjar clinched a gold each in the men’s Javelin Throw F-46 and Discus Throw F-46 competitions.
Gurjar, who lost his left hand in an accident two years ago, threw 60.33m in Javelin Throw F-46. He threw 44.56m in Discus Throw F-46, over five meters clear of the rest of the field.
The third gold for India was grabbed by Narender Ranbir in men’s Javelin Throw F-44 with an effort of 47.75m.
Other Indian winners till the second day of competition
• Anandan Gunasekaran won silver in 400m Men T-42/44/46
• Ramkaran Singh won bronze in 800m Men T-13/20
• Surjit Singh won bronze in Shotput Men F-40/41/42
• Rohit won bronze in 400m Men T-11/12/13
• Pramod K Yadav won bronze in 400m Men T-42/44/46
About International Paralympic Committee
• The International Paralympic Committee is the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement.
• It organizes the Paralympic Games and functions as the international federation for nine sports.
• It was founded on 22 September 1989 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
• The body’s mission is "To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world".
• It headquarters is located in Bonn, Germany.