Earlier today in Dubai, Iran’s F56 Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi captured gold in the women’s F55/56 javelin at 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships with a best throw of 17.24 meters. India’s F55 Karam Jyoti came in second with a best throw of 11.23 meters on her third attempt. Indonesia’s F56 Famini came in third and last with a best throw of 12.66 meters.
The 29-year-old Motaghian Moavi owns the Asian record in this event, with a distance of 17.37 meters thrown at last year’s IPC Athletics World Championships. She also holds an Asian record in the women’s F56 discus with a distance of 19.53 at the same event. The discus is the only remaining event on her program in Dubai. She has set a 2016 Paralympic A-Qualifying distance, which she earned when she set the Asian record.
Famini narrowly met the 2016 B-Qualifying Standard of 12 meters. The women’s F55 javelin has the same qualifying distance as the F56 class, and Karam Jyoti fell half a meter short of setting that mark. Three of her six attempts were in the 11 meter range, one was in the 10 meter range, one was in the 9 meter range and one did not count. Both women still have the discus and shot put on their program for the 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships.