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Gunasekaran, Shivpal swell India's gold tally at Military Games

October 24, 2019 18:47 IST

Third gold for Anandan Gunasekaran

Shivpal Singh

IMAGE: Shivpal Singh won gold at the World Military Games in the javelin throw with a best effort of 83.33 metres. Photograph: World Military Games/Twitter

Para-athlete Anandan Gunasekaran clinched his third gold and javelin thrower Shivpal Singh added another for the country as India continued their fine showing at the ongoing 7th CISM World Military Games, in Wuhan, China, on Thursday.

 

After claiming top honours in the men's disabled 100 and 400 metres IT1 events earlier, Gunasekaran won gold in the men's disabled 200m IT1 event with a timing of 24.31 seconds.

Fajardo Pardo Teodicelo of Colombia (26.11s) won silver in men's disabled 200m IT1 event, while Peru's Casa Jose (27.33s) bagged the bronze.

Shivpal, 24, who hails from Chandauli village near Varanasi, increased India's tally by clinching the gold in the javelin throw with a best effort of 83.33m.

Poland's Krukowski Marcin clinched silver, hurling the spear to a distance of 78.17m, while the bronze went to Sri Lanka's Ranasinghe Mudiyaneselage Sumedha Jagath (75.35m).

Shivpal had earlier won a silver medal in the Asian Championships in Doha in April with a personal best throw of 86.23m.

India have so far garnered seven medals from the Games, which includes six gold and one bronze.

In the 25m center fire pistol men’s individual event, 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist marksman Gurpreet Singh claimed bronze with a total score of 585.

The gold in this event went to Ukraine's Korostylov Pavlo, while China's Yao Zhaonan won the bronze.

Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai and Virender were India’s other gold winners in the men's disabled shot put categories.

The World Military Games is being held in China for the first time. Over 10,000 athletes from more than 140 nations are participating across 27 disciplines.

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