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As it happened - Virender Dhankar at Men's Shot Put F57 final World Para Athletics Championships 2017, London

Dhankar narrowly missed out on a medal!
Updated: 15 July 2017 01:15 IST - Published: 14 July 2017 23:20 IST
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There you have it. Brazil's Santos Thiago Paulino claims the gold medal, while China's Wu Guoshan and Poland's Rokicki Janusz bag the silver and bronze ones respectively. India's Virender Dhanwar finishes fourth, narrowly missing out on a medal.
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Virender Dhanwar falls short of the mark. He can only manage of 13.21m in his final attempt.
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He follows it up with a throw of 13.43m. Last throw coming up, can he make it count?
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Virender throws 13.45m in his fourth attempt. Has to better that by a margin to bag a medal here.
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He has to throw at least 13.71m to have a chance of bagging the bronze medal.
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The onus is now on Dhankar. Can he win India's first medal at the World Para-athletic Championships?
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Guoshan finishes off with a 13.61m throw. 
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He gets back on track with a throw of 13.33m in his fifth attempt. Can he go all the distance here?
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Guoshan's fourth attempt is well shy of his best mark yet. He throws 12.47m.
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Wu Guoshan will throw next.
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Paulino throws 13.74m in his final attempt. His best of six remains 14.31m. At least he is assured of a medal if not a gold one.
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The Brazilian throws 13.83m in his fourth attempt and 13.58m in his fifth attempt.
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Santos Thiago Paulino of Brazil will go next. He leads the standings as of now. Can he extend his lead with a longer throw?
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No, he cannot. Janusz finishes with a throw of 13.71m from his final attempt. At the moment, he is at third position. Dhanwar will have to at least throw more than 13.76m to win a medal here.
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He goes past Dhankar with a throw of 13.76m in his fifth attempt. Janusz final attempt is coming up, can he take the first position here?
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Janusz throws a distance of 12.87m in his fourth attempt.
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Rokicki Janusz will go next. Can he overturn the deficits and barge into the top three? In case he doesn't, India will be assured of winning a medal through Virender Dhankar.
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He follows it up with throws of 10.15m and 10.56m in his fifth and sixth attempts. Clearly, Fernandez is out of contention in the medal race and has finished fifth in Men's Shot Put F57.
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Fernandez manages a throw of 10.16m in his fourth attempt.
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Fernandez Fernandez David is set to take his fifth attempt.
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All the athletes will take three more attempts each. The top three athletes after six attempts from each athlete will bag the medals.
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And there it is! Dhankar rockets to third place, edging past Rokicki Janusz, with a throw of 13.62m in his third attempt.
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His second attempt, however, is a tad bit shorter than the first one. Dhankar throws a distance of 13.03m.
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Dhankar starts off with a throw of 13.12m. Not bad for your first attempt of the day.
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Remember, Dhankar has a personal best of 14.18m. If he can near that mark today, he might be in the reckoning for a medal.
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Virender Dhankhar is going next!
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And he manages to better his mark in his third attempt with a throw of 13.91m. He is second in the standings at the moment.
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Guoshan throws 13.59m in his first attempt and follows it up with a throw of 13.85m in his second.
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Wu Guoshan has a personal best of 15.40m. Can he overturn Paulino's mark?
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China's Wu Guoshan will go next which means India's Virender Dhankar will attempt last.
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And, there you go. Paulino has bettered his season best in his third attempt. The Brazilian throws a distance of 14.31m, and thus, sits comfortably on the top as of yet.
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He betters his own mark with a throw of 14.11m of his second attempt. Paulino is on fire here.
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Paulino goes past Janusz with his very first attempt. He throws a distance of 13.62m, still has two throws to come. 
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Brazil's Santos Thiago Paulino is up next. His season best is 14.19m while his personal best stands at 14.66m.
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His second and third attempts, though, are not up to the same mark with throws 13.47m and 13.26m. But all of his attempts have eclipsed those of Fernandez Fernadez David.
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Rokicki Janusz, the favourite to win the event, starts off with a nice throw. He hits 13.61m in his first attempt.
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Meanwhile, Australian Cameron Crombie has broken the world record in his very first throw in Men's F38 shot put final.
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Fernandez could not replicate his season best throw, let alone his personal best in his first three attempts.  
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Poland's Rokicki Jausz is up next.
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Spain's Fernandez Fernandez David throws 10.41m in his first attempt. He follows that up with a 10.48m and a 10.53m on his second and third attempts.
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And we are off here in London.
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The Men's Shot Put F57 final is the third event of the night. In about 10 more minutes, India's Virender Dhankar will compete against four other athletes in the final. Dhankar's personal best is the fourth best of the five starters. However, if he can better that mark by some margin, India will have a good chance of bagging a medal.
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The proceedings will get underway soon here at the London Stadium. Ahead of tonight's opening session, a moment's silence was held in memory of the UAE's Abdullah Hayayei, who died following a training incident earlier this week.
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Virender Dhankar will be India's sole representative in the Men's Shot Put F57 final. He finished eighth in the finals of the Rio Paralympics last year and this time around, he will be one of out five players in his category competing for top honours!

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