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Rio Paralympics 2016: Amit Saroha finishes last in discus throw

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Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9: It was not a great start for India at the Paralympics as discus thrower Amit Kumar Saroha finished seventh among as many competitors in the men's discus throw F52 final here on Thursday (Sep 8).

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Saroha managed a distance of 9.01 in his fourth attempt after squandering the first three attempts.

Rio Paralympics 2016: Amit Saroha finishes last in discus throw

He again fouled the fifth before ending with 8.7m in his sixth and final attempt.

Latvia's overwhelming favourite Aigars Apinis clinched the gold with his best throw of 20.83 ahead of Poland's Robert Jachimowicz (19.10) and Croatia's Velimir Sandor (18.24).

PTI

Story first published: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 22:17 [IST]
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