Discus-thrower Karamjyoti Dalal secured India’s third medal at the World Para Athletics Championships in London as she claimed a bronze medal in the Women’s F55 category. Dalal managed a throw of 19.02m at the last moment which helped her to secure her position for the medal.
The Haryana player’s performance helped India extend their medal tally to three during the World Para Athletics Championships. In the Women’s F55 category, the 30-year-old produced a throw of 19.02m, just overtaking Bahrain's Alomari Roba, who managed 19.01m.
Last year, her performance in Rio Paralympics was not satisfactory as she was not able to get off the mark after three unsuccessful throws. However, the Indian player performed brilliantly in the Fazaa International IPC International Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai earlier in March and won a gold medal in the same category.
Earlier, Sundar Singh Gurjar in the men's javelin throw event, and Amit Saroha, in the club throw event in the F-51 category, had won gold and silver respectively. The reason why Dalal is one of the most talked about para-athletes within the circuit right now is that she only took up discus throwing in 2014. She has gone from being unranked to the top-10 (currently ranked World No.8) in the world in just 3 years.