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May 22, 2024

Daily Current Affairs for UPPCS- PCS (J)-22 May 24 : Deepthi Jeevanji sets a world record 

Tha Hangzhou Asian Games Paralympics champion Deepthi Jeevanji won the first gold for India at the World Para Athletics Championship. She broke the world record of American Breanna Clark’s record of 55.12 seconds in 400 meters T 20 events. Deepthi Jeevanji broke the record with a time of 55.07 seconds.

  • With this win, Deepthi Jeevanji also qualified for the 2024 Paris Summer Paralympics.
  • T 20 events are for the ‘mentally impaired ‘athletes.

Ekta Bhyan wins second gold for India:

  • 38-year-old Ekta Bhyan won India’s second gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championship in the women’s F51 club throw competition. She threw 20.12 meters to win the gold.
  • The first medal for India in the 11th World Para Athletics Championships 2024 was won by Nishad Kumar. He won a silver medal in the men’s high jump T47 event. He cleared the height of 1.99m.
  • Preethi Pal won a bronze medal in the 200m T35 event, clocking 30.49, It is India’s first-ever para track medal in the tournament.

 

World Para Athletics Championship:

The 11th World Para Athletics Championship is being held in the Japanese city of Kobe from 17 -25 May 2024. Around 1000 male and female athletes from more than one hundred countries are competing in 168 medal events (92 male, 75 female and one mixed).

The World Championships is being held at the Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium.

For the first time, the World Para Athletics Championships in being held in East Asia.

This is the third edition of the World Para Athletics Championships to be held in Asia, following Doha, Qatar, in 2015  and Dubai , the United Arab Emirates, in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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