Qatar’s Abdulrahman Abdulqadir claimed bronze in the men’s shot put F34 class at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, with a throw of 11.36 m in the final. Abdulrahman, who won silver in the last edition at Rio 2016, thus secured Qatar’s first medal of this year’s Paralympics.
Ahmad Hindi of Jordan won gold with a world record throw of 12.25 m, while Morocco’s Azeddine Nouri took home silver with a 11.55 throw, which meant it was an Arab clean sweep of the podium.
Abdulrahman’s mark of 11.36 m was his season best, bettering the 11.15 m he threw to win silver in Rio in 2016, and falling just short of the 11.38 m throw that saw him win gold at the World Championships in London in 2017.
The 32-year-old Abdulrahman was one of two athletes Qatar sent to the Tokyo Paralympics, with Rio 2016 silver medalist Sara Masoud also participating in the F33 women’s shot put, in which she finished 6th.