Deepthi Jeevanji Shatters Records, Clinches Gold at Para Athletics World Championship 2024

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  • Indian para-athlete Deepthi Jeevanji sealed a world record in the women’s 400 M T20 category at the ongoing Para Athletics World Championship 2024 in Japan’s Kobe.
  • Jeevanji bagged a gold medal.
  • In the Asian Para Games 2023, Jeevanji displayed an electrifying performance in winning a gold medal in the Women’s 400m-T20 event.
  • Meanwhile, para-athlete Yogesh Kathuniya also made headlines with his stellar performance, clinching a silver medal in the Men’s F56 category Discuss Throw event.
  • Preethi Pal secured a bronze medal in the Women’s 200m T35 category, further bolstering the country’s presence at the championship.
  • Nishad Kumar, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Silver Medallist, delivered a stellar performance in the Men’s High Jump T47 final.

In a momentous display of talent and determination, Indian para-athlete Deepthi Jeevanji etched her name in the annals of sporting history by setting a new world record in the women’s 400m T20 category at the ongoing Para Athletics World Championship 2024 held in Kobe, Japan. Her remarkable feat, achieved with a stunning time of 55.06 seconds, not only secured her a gold medal but also reaffirmed her status as one of the most promising athletes in the para-athletics arena.

Jeevanji’s journey to victory was marked by exceptional performances right from the outset. In the qualifying round, she blazed through the track, clocking an impressive time of 56.18 seconds, thereby clinching her spot in the finals and setting a new Asian record in the process. This outstanding achievement hinted at the greatness to come, setting the stage for her triumphant display in the final race.

This latest triumph adds to Jeevanji’s already impressive track record, which includes a gold medal at the Asian Para Games 2023. In that event, she showcased her remarkable talent and resilience, outshining her competitors and securing the top podium finish in the Women’s 400m-T20 category. Despite facing stiff competition from athletes like Thailand’s Orawan Kaising and Japan’s Niina Kanno, Jeevanji emerged victorious, leaving an indelible mark on the para athletics landscape.

Meanwhile, para-athlete Yogesh Kathuniya also made headlines with his stellar performance, clinching a silver medal in the Men’s F56 category Discuss Throw event. Kathuniya’s powerful throw of 41.80 meters not only earned him a podium finish but also highlighted India’s growing prowess in the world of para-athletics. His achievement serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of Indian para-athletes, who continue to excel on the global stage.

Adding to India’s medal tally, Preethi Pal secured a bronze medal in the Women’s 200m T35 category, further bolstering the country’s presence at the championship. With Jeevanji’s gold medal and Pal’s bronze, India’s contingent showcased its competitive spirit and talent, earning accolades and recognition on the world stage.

In addition to Jeevanji and Pal’s achievements, Nishad Kumar, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Silver Medallist, delivered a stellar performance in the Men’s High Jump T47 final. With an impressive season-best mark of 1.99 meters, Kumar showcased his exceptional skills and reaffirmed his status as one of India’s top para-athletes. Similarly, Ram Pal’s commendable performance in the Men’s High Jump T47 event, where he finished 6th with a season-best jump of 1.90 meters, underscored India’s depth of talent in para-athletics.

Overall, India’s success at the Para Athletics World Championship 2024 serves as a testament to the hard work, dedication, and talent of its para athletes. Their achievements not only bring glory to the nation but also inspire future generations of athletes to dream big and strive for excellence on the global stage.

(With inputs from agencies)

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