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Iranian athletes win 5 more medals in World Para Athletics Championships

Iranian athletes win 5 more medals in World Para Athletics Championships”

The 2017 World Para Athletics Championships is a track and field meet for athletes with disabilities, governed by the International Paralympic Committee, being held at Olympic Stadium in London from 14 to 23 July 2017.

Dalal's effort was also her season best throw and placed her in fourth spot at the end of the event. However, she moved a spot up and on the podium after China's Yang Liwan, who had finished third, was disqualified. However, the Indian player performed brilliantly in the Fazaa International IPC International Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai earlier in March and won a gold medal in the same category.

Sundar Singh Gurjar had opened India's account on the medal tally by clinching Gold at the men's Javelin throw.

(19.01m), by a narrow margin.Earlier, the other two athletes who managed to get their name in the medal list were Sundar Singh Gurjar and Amit Saroha, who won a gold and a silver medal respectively. Originally a part of the national Kabaddi setup, Dalal had to give up the sport after she took a fall from her terrace, that resulted in her losing her motor sensations for a year. She later started her career in the discus throw in 2014 and since then she has made a progress from being unranked to the top-10 in the world. Now ranked World No.8, Dalal secured a fourth-place finish at the IPC Para-athletics championships in 2015. Abdollah Heidari Til got the bronze medal, having thrown the javelin 41.83 meters.



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