Alessandro da Silva asserted his status as favorite and won the gold medal in the class T11 men’s discus throw at the Tokyo Paralympics, this Wednesday (1) at the Olympic Stadium. This is the Brazilian’s second achievement in Japan, who took silver in the F11 class shot.
The current holder of the world record for the race, of 46.10 meters (m), the São Paulo native set the new Paralympic record, 43.16 m, in his second attempt, and guaranteed the conquest in Japan. The silver went to the Iranian Mahdi Olad (40.60 m) and bronze with the Italian Oney Tapia (39.52 m).
Alessandro’s favoritism was not only due to the fact that he is the current holder of the world record for the event, but also to the fact that the Brazilian was also in the highest place on the podium at the 2019 World Cup (Dubai), in the Parapan-American (2019), at the 2017 World Cup (London) and at the 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro).
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