World Para Athletics Grand Prix

AWARDS AND SPORTS

● Sprinter Pranav Prashant Desai of India won the country’s first gold in the ongoing World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2022.
● He won the yellow medal in the men's 200 metre T64 category where completed the race in 24.42 seconds.
● In the game, the silver and the bronze medals were won by Denpoom Kotcharang (Thailand) and Kenneth Jenssen Heggdal (Norway) respectively.
● With this, India ranked 15th in the medals table with four medals. Colombia topped the medals table with 13 medals.
● In this event, the 29 members Indian contingent is led by Paralympian Dharambir. 
 

Facts to know:
 

● World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2022 is held in Dubai.
● The International Paralympic Committee was established in 1989.
● Headquarters of the International Paralympic Committee: Bonn, Germany.
● There are six broad Paralympics categories: amputee, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, wheelchair, vision impairment, and "others."

World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2022

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