Tek Chand (Photo: Screengrab via Paralymppic Games' YouTube)
Tek Chand (Photo: Screengrab via Paralymppic Games' YouTube)

Tokyo Paralympics: Tek Chand finishes 8th in men's seated shot put final

ANI | Updated: Aug 27, 2021 17:54 IST


Tokyo [Japan], August 27 (ANI): India's ace shot putter Tek Chand finished 8th in the men's seated shot put final (F55) in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics here at the National Stadium on Friday.
Tek Chand managed the best of 9.04m on the night which was simply just not up to the mark to land the Indian in the medal position.
Wallace Santos of Brazil shattered the World Record of F55 class with a throw of 12.63m to capture the gold. Bulgaria's Ruzhdi secured silver with a throw of 12.23m. Poland's Lech Stoltman did a season-best of 12.15 (twice) to capture the bronze.

Russian Paralympic Committee's Sergei Sokulskii also shattered the previous world record of the F54 class with a 12.06m throw.
India's Tek Chand just managed two valid attempts out of his 6 as he was not able to cross his personal best of 9.57m in the event. He finished with a season-best of 9.04m.
Notably, India's flagbearer at the opening ceremony, Tek Chand was originally listed for men's F54 javelin but was then reclassified to F55 shot put. (ANI)

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