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WORLD PARA ATHLETICS GRAND PRIX

Context

The World Para Athletics Grand Prix kicked off on March 21st and will run until March 24th, 2022. This event is taking place in Dubai.

Key Points

  • This event will feature 450 athletes from 43 different countries.
  • This event will take place over four days.
  • Athletes competing in this competition will aim to qualify for the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou in 2022 and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
  • This event will also provide over 100 para-athletes, including Indian athletes, with the opportunity to be classified.
  • The Indian team for this event consists of 29 athletes, led by Paralympian Dharambir.
  • Dharambir will compete in the men's club throw, and discus throw F51 events, hoping to meet the minimum qualification standards required to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July and the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou in October.

Indian Contingent

  • Dharambir, who won a silver medal at the Asian Para Games in 2018, will be joined by Mohammed Yasser. 
  • Mohammed Yasser is an APG bronze medallist in men's shot put F46, 
  • Nimisha Suresh Chakkungalparambil, will compete in women's long jump F46
  • Devender Kumar, will compete in men's discus throw F44, and 
  • Pranav Prasad, will compete in men's 100m, 200m T64.

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