Best-ever medal haul in Para Worlds for India

Wednesday 20th November 2019 05:49 EST

India signed off the campaign at the World Para Athletics Championship with their biggest ever haul - nine medals - finishing 24th in the nine-day competition in Dubai. Until this edition, London 2017 had been India's best-ever show, where the para athletes finished with five medals (one gold) in joint-34th place.

In Dubai, India won two gold, two silver and five bronze besides a few fourth-place finishes, securing 13 qualifying spots for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. China topped the medals tally with 59 medals including 25 gold. Brazil (39) and Great Britain (28) followed China.

Asian Para Games 2018 champion javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary stood out by setting a new world record (F44) on the way to clinching the gold with a personal best of 65.80m in men's javelin F64 category.

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