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India's Devendra Jhajharia bettered his own world record to win gold in the men's javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Devendra won gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for his country, and improved upon it with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) in Rio on Tuesday.

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Indian swimmer Suyash Jadhav failed to qualify for the final round of the men's 200 metre Individual Medley competition at the Rio Paralympics on Tuesday.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs four crore for Deepa Malik who scripted history by winning a silver medal in shot put at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games.

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China's Li Guizhi set a new world record to win gold in the women's 50m freestyle S11 at the Rio Paralympics. The 23-year-old, who is visually impaired, clocked 30.73 seconds on Monday to beat the previous record held by Liesette Bruinsma of the Netherlands.

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India's Virender finished ninth in the Men's Javelin Throw - F56/57 final at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games. Virender scored 35.73 m in the first three attempts at the Olympic stadium on Monday.

The gold and silver medals in the event went to Mohammad Khalvandu and Abdollah Heidari Til of Iran with a distance of 46.12 and 43.77 metres respectively. The bronze went to Ngoc Hung Cao of Vietnam with a season'ws best of 43.27 m.

 

China's Pan Shiyun smashed his own world record to win gold in the men's 50m butterfly S7 at the Rio Paralympics. Pan touched the wall in 28.41 seconds to beat the previous mark of 29.49 on Monday, which he set last year.

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A Brazilian court has indicted International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey for a ticket-scalping scheme that operated during last month's 2016 Rio Games.

Judge Juliana Leal de Melo on Monday ruled that Hickey, who was arrested August 17 here, can remain free pending trial, but must wear an ankle monitor and report in person to the court every month to ensure that he obeys a prohibition on leaving Brazil.

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