DUBAI- Algerian disabled athletes snatched nine new medals (5 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze) and hit a world record on Wednesday, the third day of the 9th Fazaa World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Four months ahead of the World Para athletics Championships in London (July 2017), Algeria’s Nadia Medjmedj has offered Algeria a gold medal and hit a third world record in Dubai, with a throw of 26,17m in women’s discus event (F56/57), totalling 1074 points.
The silver went to another Algerian athlete Nassima Saifi (F57) with a throw of 34.55m (1052 pts) and Ireland’s Orla Barry (29.74m, 935pts).
For her part, Mounia Gasmi won a gold in women’s F32/51 (25.85m, 1098 pts), ahead of British Kylie Grimes (18.57m, 871pts), and Emirati Noura Alketbi (17.99m, 777pts).
The third Algerian gold medal was claimed by Bahlaz Lahouari in men’s F32 shot put with a throw of 8.92m, ahead of the other Algerian in the event Karim Betina and Kuwaiti Nasser Mohammad (6.93m). In men’s F33 shot put, Kamel Kardjena offered another gold to Algeria with a throw of 10.53m, while the silver went to German Scheil Daniel (10.26m) and Saudi Hani Alnakhli (8.70m).
The fifth gold medal was snatched by Fouad Baka in men’s 1500m (T11/12/13), clocking 4:09.37, ahead of Kenyans Kirwa Henry (4:14.15) and Kiptoo Sang (4:17.72).