Yogesh Kathuniya gets discus bronze, India gets 2 more Tokyo slots

first_imgDubai: Three foul attempts, but promising Indian thrower Yogesh Kathuniya didn’t give up hope to claim the bronze medal in men’s discus throw F56 final at the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships here on Tuesday.In doing so, Kathuniya also booked the seventh Tokyo 2020 qualification spot for India in Para-Athletics, before Praveen Kumar joined him with a fourth-place finish in the men’s high jump T64 final last evening. He attained a personal best clearing the bar at 1.92 meters.Under International Paralympic Committee rules, the top four ranked athletes at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in each of the individual medal events on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Programme (excluding marathon) will each obtain one qualification slot for their respective country.The 23-year-old Kathuniya hurled the discus to a distance of 42.51 meters in his sixth attempt to take the bronze. For the most part of the game, he stayed in the second place behind eventual winner Brazilian Claudiney Batista dos Santos (45.92m) but Iran’s Ali Mohammadyari was lucky to manage just one right attempt in his last – a 43.51 meters – to take the silver.In fact, there was a protest from the Iranian after he was disqualified by the jury.Also Read: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails Hima Das in Mann Ki BaatAlso Watch: Contractual Labour Union-IOCL staged protestlast_img read more

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Cricket News Abhimanyu Mithun Takes Hat-Trick On Birthday, Karnataka Beat Tamil Nadu To Win Vijay Hazare Trophy

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Abhimanyu Mithun took a five-wicket haul, including a hat-trick on his birthday as Karnataka sealed a 60-run win via the VJD method against Tamil Nadu to lift the Vijay Hazare Trophy. This was the first time since 2017 that Karnataka had lifted the Vijay Hazare Trophy, having won against Saurashtra in the final by 41 runs. It was a fitting end for a side that had dominated the tournament right from the beginning but it was a wonderful story of redemption for Mithun, who became the first Karnataka bowler to take a hat-trick on a birthday.With the threat of rain later in the day, Karnataka won the toss and chose to bowl and they started off brilliantly when Mithun had Murali Vijay edging second ball to KL Rahul to be dismissed for zero. Ravichandran Ashwin, promoted up the order, scratched around for eight before he was sent back by V Koushik. Abhinav Mukund and Baba Aparajith stitched a solid stand, with Mukund looking fluent. Mukund went past fifty and looked good for a century but the 124-run stand ended when Mukund holed out to Mayank Agarwal off Prateek Jain.Vijay Shankar started off aggressively as Aparajith went past his fifty. However, he failed to capitalise on a good score. Dinesh Karthik fell cheaply but Shankar helped Tamil Nadu cross 200. Shahrukh Khan struck a good cameo but Mithun was superb at the death overs. After getting rid of Shankar, Mithun took a hat-trick in the final over. His first victim was Shahrukh when he holed out to Manish Pandey. M Mohammed followed suit and the hat-trick was completed when Murugan Ashwin was caught by Krishnappa Gowtham for 0. Mithun finished with 5/43 in 9.5 overs as Tamil Nadu managed to reach 252 all out.The hosts were boosted when Washington Sundar conceded 15 runs in his first over and Devdutt Padikkal smashed two boundaries off Ashwin. However, Karnataka lost Padikkal for 11 when Sundar breached his defences but KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal stitched a brilliant stand. Agarwal continued the momentum by lofting Shankar inside out over extra cover while Thangarasu Natarajan was smashed for three fours in one over. Also Read | KL Rahul Blasts His Highest List A Score, Stays In Selector’s RadarAgarwal continued to bat aggressively and he was given good support by Rahul as the duo made rapid progress. Agarwal notched up his fifty off 41 balls and he continued on his merry ways by launching Murugan Ashwin for his third six. Rahul notched up his fifty with two boundaries off Mohammed but the rain came down after the end of 23rd over. After a 40 minute halt due to the rain, the umpires reckoned that there was not enough time to finish the match and Karnataka were crowned the champions for the fourth time.last_img read more

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