Deepthi Jeevanji Shatters 400m T20 World Record at Para Athletics Championships

20-year-old Deepthi Jeevanji breaks the 400m T20 world record and wins gold at the World Para Athletics Championships. India’s medal tally reaches four.20-year-old Deepthi Jeevanji breaks the 400m T20 world record and wins gold at the World Para Athletics Championships. India’s medal tally reaches four.

Kobe (Japan), May 20 – In a remarkable display of athleticism, 20-year-old Deepthi Jeevanji shattered the world record in the women’s 400m T20, securing her first gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships on Monday.

Deepthi clocked an astonishing 55.07 seconds, surpassing the previous world record of 55.12 seconds set by American Breanna Clark at last year’s championships in Paris.

The T20 classification is designated for athletes with intellectual impairments.

Aysel Onder of Turkey claimed the silver with a time of 55.19 seconds, while Lizanshela Angulo of Ecuador took bronze, finishing in 56.68 seconds.

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Earlier in the competition, Deepthi, the reigning Para Asian Games champion, qualified for the final with an Asian Record time of 56.18 seconds in the heats on Sunday.

In other events, Yogesh Kathuniya secured a silver medal in the Men’s Discus Throw F56 Final with a season’s best throw of 41.80 meters.

On Day three, Preethi Pal earned a bronze medal in the Women’s 200m T35 final, and Nidhad Kumar won silver in the Men’s High Jump T47 with an impressive season-best leap of 1.99 meters.

India’s medal tally now stands at four, comprising one gold, two silver, and one bronze.

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