Golden Shower for Algeria

The nineth day of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was historic for Algeria after winning three gold medals in para-athletics events.

 The winners were Skander Djamil Athmani in the 400m T13 and shot putters Asmahane Boudjadar F33 and Safia Djelal F57.

First up was shot putter (F57), Safia Djelal, who on her second attempt measured managed to get 11.29m, smashing the world record.

The second gold medal was won by Athmani in the 400m T13. The Algerian from Constantine came up against the reigning Paralympic champion and world record holder, the Moroccan Mohamed Amguoun.

The Algerian took the lead after the first 50 meters to clinch the gold medal in the race in 46.70, setting a new world distance record (the previous one was 46.92).

It has been an incredible debut for Athmani who has now two Paralympic medals to his name after winning silver in the 100m where he had set a new African record (10.54), behind the reigning Paralympic champion, Irishman Jason Smyth (10.53).

The Algerians’ day ended with a third gold medal obtained by the shot putter (F33), Asmahane Boudjadar who won the gold medal with a 7.10 meter throw, achieved twice, in her first and fourth attempt  and achieved a new Paralympic record that she previously had held from Rio 2016.

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Day nine of the Paralympics will go down in Algerian history thanks to these three gold medallists who helped Algeria climb to 24th place in the medal table, adding to a total of ten medals, four gold, two silver and four bronze.

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