As it happened: Men's Javelin Throw F46, Rinku & Sundar Singh Gurjar, World Para Athletics Championships 2017 London

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 15, 2017 01:45 IST

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That's all from us tonight! A great start for India to the World Para Athletics Championships 2017 as Sundar Singh Gurjar takes home the gold medal in the men's javelin throw F46 event. Rinku, the second Indian in the fray, also recorded a strong fourth place finish.

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Here are the final standings!

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He finishes in style with a personal best.

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Nevertheless, a dominant performance by the Indian!

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Gurjar final throw lands at 60.36m, short of the Championship record!

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Sundar Singh Gurjar is assured of a gold medal! Can he go further and break a record?

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We're into the final two throws now! Can Herath take the gold away from Gurjar?

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No, he can't! A final throw of 54.11m is not his best of the night and not sufficient to ensure a medal.

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The last throw coming up for Rinku. Can he make it into the top 3?

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In his second last effort, Gurjar throws 57.87m, which is slightly less than a silver medal spot and quite less than his best on the day.

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Herath, who is still in second place, comes up with a foul throw!

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With his penultimate effort, Rinku remains in fourth place. His effort of 53.98m well short of his best effort of 55.12m!

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60m crossed! Gurjar, with yet another fine effort, crosses the 60m mark with a 60.36m throw. Two throws left now for all the participants!

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Rinku remains in fourth place, with an effort of 54.19m - a little less than his previous effort of 55.12m!

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The throwers in the bottom half of the standings have made their efforts but they're not enough to break into the top half.

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The third round of throws is nearing its end and honestly, the action has just started. The fight for the top 3 spots is going to be incredible as only three throws remain with each athlete.

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Herath with a stunner! The Lankan comes up with an effort of 57.84 to cement second place and is now almost a metre-and-a-half behind Gurjar.

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NOOO! It's a foul throw by Gurjar. It won't count!

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Gurjar is up now once again. Can he raise the bar further?

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The third series of throws is underway and Rinku continues to improve his distances. He adds a further two metres to his score and now sits at third with 55.12m.

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We are done with two rounds of throws and it is Sundar Singh Gurjar in the lead. Rinku isn't too far from the medals places and sits in fourth place.

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Closing the gap in second place is Sri Lanka's Dinesh Herath, who registers an effort of 56.28m on his second throw.

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A huge, huge improvement by Gurjar as he increases the distance by five-and-a-half metres! He now stands atop the standings with an effort of 59.42m!

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Gurjar is now up for his second throw. Can he improve upon his previous one?

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A strong throw by Rinku! An effort of 53.26 sees him jump into third place behind Yamazaki.

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All the athletes are through with their first attempts!

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Rinku begins with an effort of 50.86, which sees him in fifth place.

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A few centimetres behind him are Japan's Akihiro Yamazaki and China's Chuliang Guo.

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It is Sundar Singh Gurjar who is in the lead so far, with an effort of 53.92m.

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The Indian duo of Rinku and Sundar Singh Gurjar, who suffered a cruel heartbreak at the Rio Paralympics last year, will be a part of a field of nine athletes in the event. The world record holder Devendra Jhajaria, who also hails from India, is not competing this time around.

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