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India’s Deepthi Jeevanji set a new world record after she finished with a gold medal in the women’s 400m T20 category (intellectual impairment) at the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan on Monday, May 20.  The Indian athlete broke the previous record held by American Breanna Clark, who clocked 55.12s during the 2023 edition of the tournament, held in Paris.

India’s Deepthi finished at the top of the podium, clocking 55.07 seconds, leaving behind Aysel Onder of Turkey at second place with a timing of 55.19 seconds and Ecuador’s Lizanshela Angulo finishing third with a time of 56.68 seconds. Her victory followed her heat race win on Sunday, May 19 with an Asian record time of 56.18 seconds. 

“Double delight for Team 🇮🇳 at The World Para Athletic Championship 🇯🇵 ☑️ Super delighted as our athletes create a new World Record & clinch #Paralympics2024 quota,” SAI Media shared a post on X.

Team India results on Day 3 of 2024 Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe

Apart from Deepthi Jeevanji, Preethi Pal, Nishad Kumar and Ravi Rongali outperformed on day three of the Kobe Para Athletics World Championship 2024, securing the Paralympics 2024 quota. While Preethi Pal won a bronze medal in women’s 200, T35 category, Nishad Kumar, the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist secured the qualification in men’s high jump T47 final.

Apart from them, Khelo India para-athlete Ravi Rongali also secured the 2024 Paris Paralympics quota for India in the men’s shotput F40 with a throw of 9.75m.