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Disappointing end for Jamaica at Paralympics
2012-09-07 10:14:00 | (0 Comments)
Jamaica’s campaign at the London 2012 Paralympic Games ended in disappointment yesterday, as Alphanso Cunningham and Sylvia Grant finished out of the medals in their events.
Cunningham missed out on a second medal after finishing fourth in the men’s F51/52/53 discus throw.
Cunningham had won the gold medal in the F52/53 javelin on Tuesday, Jamaica’s only medal of the Games.
Cunningham logged a season-best throw of 24.68 metres on his final attempt for 835 points for his fourth place in the discus yesterday.
The 32-year-old Cunningham finished 82 points behind bronze medal winner Mohamed Zemzemi of Tunisia.
Mohamed Berrahal of Algeria won the gold medal with a world record throw of 12.37 metres for 1093 points.
Grant threw a season-best 19.06 metres for eighth place in the women’s F57/58 Javelin Throw final.
Liu Ming of China took the gold medal with a regional record throw of 23.48 metres for 955 points.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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