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Sandeep Chaudhary, Sumit Antil Qualify For Tokyo Paralympics

Dubai: India’s prime javelin throwers Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit Antil secured the quota for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics by ending on the prime two spots within the males’s Javelin F64 finals on the ongoing Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.

On Friday, the duo bettered their very own world data of their classes en path to reserving their qualifying spots for India on the Paralympics.

Whereas Sandeep bettered his personal world report of 65.80m in F44 class, Sumit despatched the spear to a distance of 62.88m additionally to enhance his world report of 61.32 metres in F64 class achieved in Paris this August.

Chaudhary, an Asian Para Video games champion, stated he got here into the Dubai 2019 making a promise to himself to get his private greatest and was overwhelmed to get it.

“I’m very satisfied with my performance as it was also my personal best. I came here with a promise to improve my distance. It was also a new world record in my category so I am really happy about it,” the 23-year-old stated.

“Weather was little bit hot but the conditions were good for me.”

“Sumit is my junior and is training with me. He is also doing a good job and has worked hard. The new world record will motivate him to do even better. I’m really happy that we made our country proud,” he added.

Apparently, each the celebs had set the world data in their very own classes on the Grosseto Para Athletics Grand Prix in June.

The F43-F44-F63-64 had been clubbed into one class F64 for the Championships.

Ukrainian Novak Roman, a F44 athlete, managed a distant third with 57.36 metres.

On their preparation plans within the street to Tokyo 2020, Sandeep stated: “We will try to continue the rhythm. This season I have participated in four events and I finished with gold and while Sumit also has some good results. The medal here is certainly a big motivation to continue the process and keep doing the things we are doing now.”

“Winning a medal at Tokyo 2020 is the target.”

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