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Mashaykhi registers season best in Tokyo Paralympics

MUSCAT, August 29

Oman’s Paralympics star Mohammed Jameel al Mashaykhi registered his season best record in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at men's club throw - F32 as he cleared 30.59 metres in ninth place on Saturday at Olympic Stadium. The gold medal was claimed by Chinese Li Liu as he cleared 45.39 metres and achieved a world record. Greece parathlete Athanasios Konstantinidis won the silver medal with a 38.68 metres and registered a national record. The Algerian parathlete Walid Ferhah bagged the bronze medal with 35.34 metres with a national record.

The silver medalist at the 2017 world championships in London in shot put – F32 class, enrolled his best result (35.59m) in the third attempt. The first and second attempts were not successive while he registered 26.15 metres and 23.95 metres in the fourth and fifth attempts respectively. The result of sixth and last attempt was 30.29 metres.

The Sultanate’s forthcoming action at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be through parathlete Taha bin Abdullah al Harassi who will compete in T36 category of long jump competition on Monday.

On Tuesday, Al Mashaykhi will take part in shot put for the F34 class competition, while Iman al Shamsy will make her debut in the shot put – F34 class. Al Harassi will compete in the 100 metres sprint qualifiers on September 3. The final of 100m is scheduled to take place on September 4.

The Sultanate delegation at Paralympic Games is headed by Dr Mansour Sultan Al Touqi, Chairman of Oman Paralympic Committee (OPC). As many as 4,400 parathletes from 160 countries are taking part in the Games which will conclude on September 5. Oman’s Paralympic stars are aiming to show top performance and raise the Sultanate’s flag in this global prestigious event.

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