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Sandeep Chaudhary breaks world record, earns Tokyo Paralympics quota

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Dubai: Indian duo of Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit Antil created world records on way to their gold and silver medals respectively in the F64 javelin event of the World Para Athletics Championships on Friday.

Sandeep hurled the javelin to a distance of 66.18 metres to better his own world record of 65.80 metres in F44 category, while Sumit sent the spear to a distance of 62.88 metres to clinch the silver and better his own F64 world record of 60.45 metres.

The F44 and F64 were clubbed into one combined event in this World Championships. The world records are, however, counted according to the classification of the athletes.