World Para Athletics Grand Prix
The World Para Athletics Grand Prix began on 21st March and will continue till 24th March 2022. This event is being held in Dubai.
- 450 athletes from 43 different countries will be taking part in this event.
- This event will take place over a four-day period.
- The athletes participating in this competition will be targeting to qualify for both the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
- This event will also offer an opportunity to over 100 para-athletes including Indian athletes to get classified.
The Indian contingent for this event consists of 29 members and is being led by Paralympian Dharambir.
Dharambir will be competing in men’s club throw and discus throw F51 events and will be looking to achieve the minimum qualification standards required to participate in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham which is to be held in July and the October scheduled Asian Para Games in Hangzhou.
Dharambir who won a silver medal at the Asian Para Games in 2018 has been joined by Mohammed Yasser who is APG bronze medallist in men’s shot put F46, Nimisha Suresh Chakkungalparambil who will be participating in the women’s long jump F46, Devender Kumar who will be participating in the men’s discus throw F44, and Pranav Prasad who will be participating in the men’s 100m, 200m T64.
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