Deepthi Jeevanji Wins Historical First Track Gold at World Para Athletics 2024 in Kobe

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Till May 18, at the World Para Athletics Championships, which started on May 17, India, which had won a record 10 medals in the last edition, didn’t win a single medal.

From May 19 onwards, things started to pick up, especially in the track events.

Things started with Nishad Kumar, who won India’s first medal at the event when he clinched silver in the men’s high jump T47 event by clearing a height of 1.99m.

History in women’s T35 200m event

On May 19, Preethi Pal created history by becoming the first Indian to win a medal in the women’s 200-meter event.
Preethi clocked an impressive time of 30.49 seconds to win a bronze medal in the T35 category.

This is historical in another sense, as it is India’s first-ever para-track medal in the tournament.
But this was not the only historical event in this year championships.

World Record in women’s T20 400m event

Deepthi Jeevanji won gold and created another history at World Para Athletics Championships by clocking a World Record time of 55.07sec in the finals of Women’s T20 400m event on Monday by smashing previous record of 55.12
sec set by Breanna Clark of America in the previous edition of the championships.


Before smashing the world record, Deepthi also created a new Asian Record of 56.18 sec to qualify for the finals. After Deepthi’s gold, Yogesh Khatuniya added a silver to India’s medal tally list with an effort of 41.80 meters in the men’s F56 category discus throw.

To the point of writing this article, India’s is currently in 13th position with a total medal tally of 4 medals.

Written By Naman

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