Singaporean shot putter Muhammad Diroy Noordin has set a new national record and a personal best in the men’s shot put F40 final at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Diroy, Singapore’s flag-bearer during the Opening Ceremony, threw a distance of 9.92m.
He finished 8th out of 9 spots.
Said the 29-year-old, “”I feel very happy that I achieved my personal best twice.
“Actually, I was hoping to throw above 10m but overall, I am hoping to improve and get stronger.
“I will continue to work hard and wait for Paris 2024.
“I am hoping to be there and win a medal,”
The gold medal was won by Denis Gnezdilov of the Russian Paralympic Committee.
His 11.16m distance was enough to beat Iraq’s Garrah Tnaiash by a mere one centimetre.
The bronze for the event was won by Portugal’s Miguel Monteiro with a 10.76m distance.
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