23 March 2017 Current Affairs: Indian para-athletes in the third week of March 2017 bagged eight medals, including three gold, in the 9th Fazza International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai.
With 3 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals till the second day of competition, India ranks at the seventh spot out of 48 participating countries.
Sundar Singh Gurjar clinched a gold each in the men’s Javelin Throw F-46 and Discus Throw F-46 competitions.
Gurjar, who lost his left hand in an accident two years ago, threw 60.33m in Javelin Throw F-46. He threw 44.56m in Discus Throw F-46, over five meters clear of the rest of the field.
The third gold for India was grabbed by Narender Ranbir in men’s Javelin Throw F-44 with an effort of 47.75m.
Other Indian winners till the second day of competition
International Paralympic Committee :
- Anandan Gunasekaran won silver in 400m Men T-42/44/46
- Ramkaran Singh won bronze in 800m Men T-13/20
- Surjit Singh won bronze in Shotput Men F-40/41/42
- Rohit won bronze in 400m Men T-11/12/13
- Pramod K Yadav won bronze in 400m Men T-42/44/46
The International Paralympic Committee is the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement. It organizes the Paralympic Games and functions as the international federation for nine sports. It was founded on 22 September 1989 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The body’s mission is "To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world". It headquarters is located in Bonn, Germany.