Who: Amit Kumar Saroha
Where: Doha, Qatar
What: Won silver in men’s club throw F51 event of IPC Athletics World Championships
When: 29 October 2015
Indian para-athlete Amit Kumar Saroha on 28 October 2015 won silver medal in men’s club throw F51 event in the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha. With this, Amit sealed a berth for 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
Amit clinched silver with an effort of 25.44m, behind Serbia’s Zeljko Dimitrijevic who won gold in a championship record of 26.29m. Milos Mitic of Serbia bagged the bronze in 25.40m.
Amit’s medal helped the 15-member Indian team to end the campaign with two silvers. Devendra Jhajharia had won silver in men’s javelin throw F46 event on 27 October 2015.
2015 IPC Athletics World Championships
2015 IPC Athletics World Championships held in Doha, Qatar from 21 October to 31 October 2015 was one of the last major competitions ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The competition featured around 1300 athletes from 90 countries and was held in the 12000 capacity Qatar Sports Club’s – Suhaim Bin Hamam stadium.