Two More Medals For Algeria

The Algerian Paralympic delegation increased their medal tally to five medals on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Two medals were won today, firstly a silver medal by Nassima Saifi in the women’s seated discus throw F56 final and a bronze by Walid Ferhah in the Men’s Seated Discus/Club throw F32.

Paralympic champion and current world record holder Saïfi earned her medal with a throw of 30.81 meters in her fifth attempt.

A good performance that allowed her to finish the event in second position, behind the Uzbek Mokhigul Khamdamova, gold medallist with a throw at 31.46 meters, and in front of the Brazilian Julyana Da Silva (30.49), bronze medallist.

A second Algerian competed in the same event, Safia Djelal, she finished in fifth place, after she achieved a throw of 29.47.

The second medallist of the day was Ferhah, after a throw of 35.34 meters, finishing behind China’s Li Liu, gold medallist with a throw at 45.39 meters, while the silver medal was won by the Greek Athanasios Konstantinidis, with a throw at 38.68 meters.

Two other Algerians were involved in the same event Lahouari Bahlaz and Ahmed Mehideb, who finished in fifth and eighth respectively.

A special mention to Samir Nouioua who just missed out on a medal in the final of the 1500 meters (T46), with a time of 3:55.56. The Algerian finished in fourth behind RPC Alexandr Iaremchuk who won gold with a time of 3:52.08; Silver medal went to the Bulgarian Hristiyan Stoyanov with a time of 3: 52.63 and the bronze to Ugandan David Emong final time of 3: 53.51.

Algeria currently occupies the 27th place with a total of five medals (1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze).

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