Algerians Star at Day Two of World Para Athletics World Cup in Dubai

Safia Djelal competing in London 2012

Algeria continued their good performances at the World Para Athletics World Cup opening event in Dubai as several Algerians continued to break various records in events at the Dubai Grand Prix on Tuesday.

Yet again the first record fell in javelin F57, this time the women’s world record fell with Safia Djelal breaking her own world record. She threw 25.95m adding 25cm to her former world record and continuing her domination of the event. Emphasizing that domination, she finished a full five meters ahead of the rest of the field.

Two area records were broken by Algerians, one in the same event as the F56 African record was broken by Nadia Medjmedj with a throw of 20.71m competing in the same event as F57 athletes. In the men’s shotput F32/33 an African record was set in the F33 as Asmahan Boudjadar set her second record of the meet as she threw 5.88m for 917 points, her team mate, Mounia Gasmia, was second with 589 points (4.86m).

Algerian success continued on the track when a phenomenal men’s 400m T36/37 was won by Sofiane Hamdi in 53.73. There was another African winner in the T11-13 race as Johannes Nambla won his second race of the meet claiming the win in a time of 49.01. Marcel Hug won the men’s 400m T54 race after being upset yesterday in the 200m, winning in a time of 48.21.

Another athlete continued their good form as Indian Gurjar Sundar Singh claimed his second title in as many days, winning the discus F44-46 with a throw of 44.56m. There was a second Indian victory of the day in the men’s javelin F40-44 as Narender Ranbir (F44) throw 47.75m.

After being upset in the javelin on Monday, German Daniel Scheli won the javelin F33 won with a throw of 22.60m. That saw the winner of Monday’s shot put Saudi Arabian Hani Alnakhli settle for silver with 19.32m.

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