Women's Club Throw F51, Ekta Bhyan, Live commentary and updates, World Para Athletics Championships 2017 London

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 15, 2017 00:51 IST

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00:51 (IST)15 JUL 2017

Grimes overtakes Bhyan by a comfortable margin. Her attempts of 16.99, 18.43 and 18.31 are enough to catapult her into third place. A tough ask for Bhyan to make a comeback here!

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Remember, Ekta will have three more efforts to improve her score.

00:38 (IST)15 JUL 2017

Next up is Kylie Grimes of Great Britain!

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And what a finish! She registers a 14.63m effort on her last throw that sees her stand at third place. 

00:37 (IST)15 JUL 2017

Her second attempt is better - a 12.85! But still it would fetch her a bronze medal at the very best.

00:36 (IST)15 JUL 2017

Ekta begins with a 10.69m, a disappointing start for the Indian. To finish in second place, she will have to cross 22.85m atleast.

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While we wait for Ekta to begin, Virender Dhankar is gunning for India's first medal at the event in the men's shot put F57!

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00:29 (IST)15 JUL 2017

Ekta is a former world number one in the F51 Women's shot put and currently, she holds the fifth rank in the club throw. Can she win India's first medal at the World Championships? 

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Next up is Ekta Bhyan! Let's see how she fares.

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She is well short of Cassie Mitchell's earlier best effort of 23.37m. 

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In the third attempt, she could only manage a score of 21.80m, which means her final distance will be 22.54m.

00:22 (IST)15 JUL 2017

The second was slightly better, at 22.54m. 

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In her first, she threw a 22.25m effort, which was more than what she had thrown for her CR two years back.

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And Butterfield is through with her attempts!

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Incidentally, it was Butterfield who held the previous Games record before it was broken by Mitchell.

00:12 (IST)15 JUL 2017

Next up is Joanna Butterfield of Great Britain.

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She could only manage a 21.45m distance in her first throw, while on her third and final attempt, she threw a foul.

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The American Mitchell starts off with a bang! In her second throw of 23.37m, she eclipses the previous Championship record of 21.44m.

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The world record for the event is held by another American, Rachael Morrison, with a distance of 23.82m! She is also taking part in the event and will throw last.

00:02 (IST)15 JUL 2017

Cassie Mitchell of the United States will get us underway in the event.

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The action should start in a couple of minutes.

21:19 (IST)14 JUL 2017

Ekta Bhyan will be India's only participant in the Women's Club Throw F51 event at the World Para Athletics Championships. She will be up against six others and if her personal best is anything to go by, she has a daunting task in front of her.

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