Tokyo Paralympics: Powerlifter Jaideep fails to advance ahead

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7: Rakesh Kumar , Paddlers Bhavina-Sonal in action, Athletics, Shooting teams eye progression
India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7: Rakesh Kumar , Paddlers Bhavina-Sonal in action, Athletics, Shooting teams eye progression

Tokyo Paralympics: Powerlifter Jaideep fails to advance ahead: India’s Jaideep Kumar finished without a score in the men’s 65Kg powerlifting final in the ongoing Paralympic Games here at Tokyo International Forum on Friday.

Jaideep failed to register any lift against his name. As a result, the Indian para-powerlifter stayed outside the top-7. Chile’s Jorge Carinao was another lifter who failed to register any score while Jordan’s athlete did not finish. Chinese powerlifter Lei Liu won the gold as he lifted 198kg while Iran’s Amir Jafari Arangeh clinched silver. Hocine Bettir of Algeria won the bronze in the men’s 65 Kg powerlifting final.

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Tokyo Paralympics: Powerlifter Jaideep fails to advance ahead

Jaideep in his first two attempts failed to register the lift of the 160kg on board. Despite two failed attempts, Jaideep declared his third attempt for 167kg and was again unsuccessful as the Indian completed the event without a score against his name.

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