#Paralympics: Algeria Day 2

Day two of the Paralympics did not turn out to be as successful as the opening day. However, Mounia Gasmi added to Algeria’s medal tally, after winning a silver medal in the Women’s club throw – F32 finals. Algeria ended day two ranked 35, with a total of five medals. 

Athletics: 

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Mounia Gasmi’s reaction after winning the silver medal in the women’s club throw

Mounia Gasmi came very close to getting the gold medal, after she broke the world record with a distance of 25.41. Our neighbouring country Tunisia earned the gold medal, it was Maroua Brahmi who broke the world record in her sixth attempt, snatching the gold away from Gasmi.

Louadjeda Benoumessad came fifth in the Women’s Javelin throw – F34 final. Her best attempt was scored at 16.96.

Semi-finalist, Lynda Hamri was not able to qualify for the finals of the 100m – T12, after finishing 4th with a time of 13.80s.

Powerlifting:

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Samira Guerioua in action at the Women’s -45 kg powerlifting.

Samira Guerioua had a great first attempt after she successfully completed 85kg. However she was unable to successfully lift higher in her second and third attempt. Her final score placed her in sixth position behind the Egyptian Zeinab Oteify.

Judo:

Mehdi Meskine went off to a great start in the preliminaries of the men’s 73 kg, after he beat the Spaniard, Alvaro Lorenzo Gavilan. Unfortunately, the Algerian Judoka was defeated by Uzbekistan’s Sayidov Feruz in the quarter-finals. Meskine still had a chance to come back in the repechage, but Aramitsu Kitazono of Japan, came out victorious in that fight.

Wheelchair Basketball:

Both the men’s and Women’s wheelchair basketball teams suffered heavy defeats today. The men’s team lost to the Netherlands, 107-29, whereas the women’s team lost to China, 16-88.

Goalball:

The men’s team were unable to come out with the victory against Sweden, as they were defeated 12-6 by the Scandinavians.

The Women’s match up against USA was cancelled, due to unknown reasons.

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