Saroha’s best throw of 30.25m, in his third attempt, fetched him a silver medal. In the process, the para-athlete from Haryana set a new Asian record in this event.
Serbia’s Zeljko Dimitrijevic retained his title with a world record throw of 31.99m. Another Indian, Dharambir finished 10th with his best throw of 22.34m.
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The 32-year-old Saroha had also won a silver in this event in the last edition of the biennial championships in Doha in 2015. He also had won a gold medal in this event in the 2014 Incheon Asian Para Games.
Saroha, the first quadriplegic to represent India at a Paralympic Games (London 2012), will also take part in men’s discus throw F52 final on Tuesday.
Earlier, Sundar Singh Gurjar had won a gold in men’s javelin throw F46 on July 14.
Saroha suffered a car accident when he was 22, causing him to become a quadriplegic due to compression of the spinal cord. Before his injury, Saroha was a national level hockey player.
(With PTI Inputs)