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Deepthi Jeevanji makes world record in 400m T20 in the World Para Athletics Championships

Deepthi Jeevanji broke the record set by American athlete Breanna Clark in the last World Para Athletics Championship held in Paris. Breanna had a time of 55.12s.

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 Deepthi Jeevanji makes world record in 400m T20 in the World Para Athletics Championships

Deepthi Jeevanji creates WR to win gold at World Para Athletics C'ships. Image- Sportstar - The Hindu

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In the World Para Athletics Championship, India's Deepthi Jeevanji won the gold medal with a world record in the 400-meter race of T-20. She completed the race in 55.07s in Kobe, Japan on Monday.

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Deepthi Jeevanji broke the record set by American athlete Breanna Clark in the last World Para Athletics Championship held in Paris. Breanna had a time of 55.12s.

Turkey's Aysel Onder stood second with a timing of 55.19s, while Ecuador's Lizanshela Angulo stood third with a timing of 56.68s. The T20 category race is for intellectually disabled players.

Deepthi also created an Asian record

Deepthi Jeevanji had secured her place in the final by clocking 56.18s in the heat held on Sunday. Along with this, an Asian record has also been created.

Deepthi Jeevanji is an Indian para-athlete from Telangana. She was selected for the Indian team participating in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Para Games. Deepthi won the gold medal on 24 October 2023 with a new Asian Para record and Games record.

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Yogesh Kathuniya won the silver medal in the discus throw of the F56 category with a throw of 41.80m. The F-56 category includes athletes who are not able to stand and participate in sitting events.

India marked a historic milestone 

On Sunday, India marked a historic milestone Preethi Pal became the first Indian to win a medal in the women's 200m event. Competing in the T35 category, Pal clocked an impressive 30.49 seconds to secure the bronze medal. Nishad Kumar added to the tally with a silver medal in the men's T47 high jump.

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