Double Silver on Penultimate Day

Algeria take their medal tally up to twelve after two silver medals were won on the penultimate day of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The medals were won by Abdelkarim Krai in the 1500m T38 and Kamel Kardjena in the shot put F33. Krai managed to set a new African record in 1500m T38 final, with a time of 4:03.07. The Algerian athlete was beaten by the Canadian Nate Reich who set a new world record with 3:58.92.

In the shot put F33, Kardjena won the second silver medal of the day after finishing the competition in second place with a season best throw measured at 11.34m.

The gold medal went to the Moroccan Zakariae Derhem who only beat the Algerian by three centimetres with a throw of 11.37m. The bronze medal was obtained by the Croatian Cerni Deni at 11.25m.

Just one more Athlete left for Algeria on the final day in the Men’s Marathon T12, it will be 44 year old Nacer-Eddine Karfas competing in the 5000m race.

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