Russian athlete Denis Gnezdilov became the champion of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, winning the shot put competition. About it informs Interfax.
His result is 11.16 m, which is a new world record.
During the competition, Gnezdilov improved his records twice. In the first of six attempts, he pushed the core to 11.02 m, which at that time had already become a new world record. The Russian’s leadership lasted until the sixth attempt, when Garra Tnayash from Iraq did not surpass his result – 11.15. However, in the last attempt, Gnezdilov was again able to break his record and become a Paralympic champion.
Thus, Tnayas won the silver medal, the Portuguese Miguel Monteiro became the bronze owner.
Athletes represent the category of athletes with musculoskeletal disorders. The day before, another Russian athlete, Albert Khinchagov, won the Paralympic gold in shot put in the F37 class (athletes with cerebral palsy and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system). He showed the result of 15.78 m.The second place was taken by Ahmed Ben Moslah from Tunisia (14.50), and the bronze by the Brazilian João Victor Teixeira de Sousa Silva (14.45)
Now the Russian national team at the Paralympics in Tokyo has 14 gold, 7 silver and 20 bronze medals.