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Adnan Kumer claims bronze for Iraq in F53-F55 discus at IPC Grand Prix

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On Monday, Iraq’s Adnan Kumer claimed bronze for Iraq in F53-F55 discus at IPC Grand Prix in Dubai, setting a personal best record on a throw of 19.95 meters.



Other Iraqi athletes have also seen success at this competition.  Abbas Al-Darraji claimed silver in the men’s T37/38 800 meter race.  The T38 competitor had a time of 2:07.14, good enough to set a new Asian record.


Ahmed Al Ksso won a silver medal in the men’s T46/47  long jump.    The T47 competitor had a best jump of 6.17 meters on the first day of competition.  On the first day, he improved on his performance and won a gold in the men’s T46/47 100 meters.


Abbas Al-Darraji also won a silver for Iraq, with this medal coming in the men’s  T37/38 800 meter race.   With a time of 2:07,14, the T38 competitor set a new Asian record. He then won a second silver in the men’s T38 100 meters.  On the third day of competition, he picked up his third silver medal when he won the men’s T37/38 400 meter race.


Mahdi Al-Saadi won another silver medal for Iraq in the men’s F11-13/20 shot put. Mohammed Al-Majdawee gave Iraq another podium position in the same event when he won bronze. Shakir Al-Gburi claimed gold for Iraq on the third day of competition when he won the men’s T13/20 400 meter race.


Kovan Abdulraheem won a gold on the second day of competition in the men’s F40/41 shot put. Wildan Nukhailawi gave Iraq the country’s second double podium finish when he grabbed a bronze medal. Abdulraheem went on to win a second gold in the men’s F40/41  javelin men, while setting a new world record and Asian record with a 42.54 meter throw. Nukhailawi’s bronze in the same event gave Iraq its third double podium victory.

The competition wraps up on Thursday in Dubai.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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