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.