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India At Tokyo Paralympics: Arvind Malik Avoids Wooden Spoon In Shot Put Final - Highlights

Indians competed in three medal events -- shooting, shot put and taekwondo -- on Thursday. Catch highlights of India at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

India At Tokyo Paralympics: Arvind Malik Avoids Wooden Spoon In Shot Put Final - Highlights
Para-badminton player Suhas L Yathiraj will start his campaign with a group match in the men's singles competition. Follow live updates of India at Tokyo Paralympics here. | File Photo
India At Tokyo Paralympics: Arvind Malik Avoids Wooden Spoon In Shot Put Final - Highlights
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2021-09-02T19:26:31+05:30

A busy day for India at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on Thursday ended with Arvind Malik finishing seventh in the men's shot put F35 event. Earlier in the day, Prachi Yadav qualified for the semifinals of the canoe sprint event in women's Va'a single 200m. Shuttler Pramod Bhagat (class SL3) also sailed into the men's singles semifinals. But overall, it was a mixed day for India at the Games. Aruna Tanwar was forced to withdraw from the repechage round of women's taekwondo K44-49kg class because of an injury while shooter Rahul Jakhar signed off 5th-placed finish in the P3 mixed 25m pistol SH1 event. Catch highlights here. (MEDAL TALLY)


5:40 PM IST: Up next, Men's Shot Put - F35 Final

Uzbekistan's Khusniddin Norbekov, who produced a season's best effort of 16.13m, won the gold medal. Argentina's Emanuel Urra claimed the silver with a 15.90m throw, while the bronze went to China's Fu Xinhan (15.41m, season's best).


5:36 PM IST: Up next, Men's Shot Put - F35 Final

Arvind Malik produces his best throw in the final attempt,  and thus avoids the ignominy of having the wooden spoon. Still seventh in the 8-man field with a best throw of 13.48.

And with that's India's day is over.


5:12 PM IST: Up next, Men's Shot Put - F35 Final

Arvind Malik still lying at the bottom after five attempts. His best throw so far is 12.41. 


4:48 PM IST: Up next, Men's Shot Put - F35 Final

Slight improvement from Arvind Malik. He manages 12.41 in the second attempt, but still occupying the bottom spot.


4:40 PM IST: Up next, Men's Shot Put - F35 Final

Arvind Malik off to a poor start. Just manages 10.52m in his first attempt.


4:10 PM IST: Up next, Men's Shot Put - F35 Final

India's Arvind Malik will be one of the eight competitors. He finished 6th at the 2019 Dubai World Championships with a best throw of 13.06m. But he has a season's best throw of 14.05.


1:40 PM IST: Badminton: Men's Singles SL3- Group Play Stage- Group A: Pramod Bhagat beat Oleksandr Chyrkov 2-0 (21-12, 21-9). With this win Pramod Bhagat has qualified for round of 16


12:25 PM IST:  Taekwondo- Women's K44- 49kg: Aruna Tanwar withdraws from Taekwondo repechage match due to suspected fracture


12:20 PM IST: P3- Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 - Final: India's Rahul Jakhar finishes 5th after a disappointing final round.


12:00 PM IST: P3- Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 - Final: India's Rahul Jakhar who finished 2nd  fights for medal


10:55 AM IST: P3- Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 - Qualifictaion: India's Rahul Jakhar finished 2nd with a score of 576 to qualify for the final, while Akash finished 20 with a score of 551


10:46 AM IST:  Badminton: Women's Singles SU5- Group Play Stage- Group A: Palak Kohli beat Zehra Baglar of Turkey 2-0 (21-12, 21-18)


10:09 AM IST: Badminton: Men's Singles SH6- Group Play Stage- Group B:
Krisha Nagar beats Didin Taresoh 2-0 (22-20, 21-10)


9:25 AM IST: Taekwondo- Women's K44- 49kg quarterfinals:
Leonor Espinoza of Peru defeated Aruna Tanwar 84-21. Aruna medal hope now hinges on repechage


9:10 AM IST: Badminton: Women's Singles SL4- Group Play Stage- Group D:
Hefang Cheng of China beat Parul Parmar of India 2-0 (21-8, 21-2)


8:12 AM IST: Watch IAS Officer Suhas L Yathiraj's match highlights here


7:40 AM IST: Taekwondo- Women's K44- 49kg: India's Aruna Tanwar defeated Danijela Javanovic of Serbia 29-9 to reach quarterfinals


7:30 AM IST: Canoe Sprint: Women's Va'a Single 200m -VL2: India's Prachi Yadav quaifies for semifnals after finishing 4th in heat 2


7:15 AM IST: Here are the results from the early morning action in Tokyo

Badminton: Women's doubles SL3-SU5 Group Play Stage - Group B: China's Hefang Cheng  and Huihui Ma beat Palak Kohli and Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar 2-0 (21-7, 21-5)


Badminton: Men's Singles SL4 Group Play Stage- Group A: India's Suhas Yathiraj Beat Jan Niklas of Germany 2-0 (21-9, 21-3)


Badminton: Men's Singles SL4 Group Play Stage- Group B: Tarun beat Thailand's Siripong Teamarrom 2-0 (21-7, 21-13)


All eyes will be on Akash and Rahul Jakhar in the shooting range while Aruna Tanwar will be in fray in the women's 49 kg taekwondo qualifiers. Apart from Suhas L Yathiraj and Pramod Bhagat (singles), Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar will team up in the badminton women's doubles event. Palak and Parul will also play their respective singles matches. In men's shot put, Arvind will be in the finals.

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