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Sundar Gurjar won Gold Medal at World Para Athletics Championships

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Sundar Singh Gurjar becomes first Indian para-athlete to win gold at World Para Athletic Championships.

India’s Sundar Singh Gurjar has won the Gold Medal in Javelin at World Para Athletics Championships, London 2017. Sundar Singh Gurjar becomes first Indian para-athlete to win gold at World Para Athletic Championships. This comes as a big relief for the para-athlete Sundar Singh Gurjar whose Rio Olympic dreams last year had a tragic ending. Despite finishing at the top and setting a national record, Gurjar did not return home with the medal. He attempted his personal best, an effort of 60.36m in the fourth throw among six attempts, to grab top honours in F-46 category (disability with single arm amputee).

Sundar Singh Gurjar is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower shot putter and discus thrower competing in F46 events. He was born in 1996 and hails from the Karauli district in Rajasthan. Till November 2015, Sundar was competing in General Category. But He lost his left hand in an accident. Post the accident, met the Dronacharya Awardee coach R. D. Singh in December 2015, who runs a training center for para-athletes at hanumangarh in Rajasthan and from that point was coached by R. D. Singh and also providing mental strength in preventing and treating depression. Sundar registered the `A` qualification mark for the 2016 Rio Paralympics with a performance of 59.36m in 8th Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix, Dubai. However, Sundar was disqualified last year at the Rio Paralympics after he turned up late. Hence, he failed to compete in the F46 javelin throw category event, the same event in which another Indian Devendra Jhajharia won the gold medal.

The World Para Athletics Championships, also known as the IPC Athletics World Championships prior to 2017, are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee.

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