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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