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Yogesh Kathuniya got off to a poor start, couple of his shots were deemed foul
Kathuniya's valid throws were also his season-best shots

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India registered another massive achievement at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 on Monday. After Avani Lekahra's gold, Yogesh Kathuniya won the silver medal in the Men's Discus Throw event with a 48.38m throw in Japan.

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Although he got off to a poor start and a couple of his shots were deemed foul, the Paralympian's best shot came in his sixth and final attempt that helped him clinch India's 5th Paralympic medal. All his valid throws were also his season-best shots. While Brazil's Batista dos Santos Claudiney won the gold with a throw of 45.59m, Cuba's Leonardo Diaz Aldana won the bronze.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up the Haryana-based athlete to congratulate him. Hailing his outstanding performance, PM also tweeted that his exemplary success will motivate budding athletes.

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