World Para Athletics Grand Prix (1st day): Algerians win 5 gold medals, hit record in Dubai


Algerians won eight medals (5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze) and hit a world record on Monday, the first day of the 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix (FAZAA International Athletics Competition) in Dubai, UAE, (20-23 March), APS reported.

The Paralympic champion of the last Rio Games, Asmahan Boudjadar, snatched gold of the javelin event (F33/34), with a throw of 12.82m, totalling 921 points.

The Algerian athlete also hit a new world record (+83 centimetres).

She ranked first in the event ahead of Emirati Bani Khaled Salem (9,39m/527 points) and Thuraya Alzaabi (11.03m/201 points).

Lahouari Bahlaz won a gold medal in the F32, by achieving 31.86m at the sixth try.

Algeria’s third gold medal went to Sofiane Hamdi, winner of the 200m (T37)n clocking 24,14.

The Algerian athlete beat the paralytic silver medallist, Egyptian Mostafa Mohamed (24,67) and the Thai Sakphet Saewang (26.91).

Young Fouad Baka won the 800m race (T13/20), clocking 1:59.00, ahead of Malaisian Muhd Nurdin Ibrahim (2:01.70) and Indian Ramkara Singh (2:02.60).

Majid Djemai, the bronze medallist at the 2016 Paralympics, won the gold of the 800m (T36/37/38), clocking 2:09.10, ahead of his compatriot Sid Ali Bouzourine (2:13.50) and Thai Surasak Damchoom (2:14.50).



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