Javelin thrower Ajeet Singh Yadav made India proud by winning the gold medal in men’s javelin F46 at the Fazza Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai yesterday to make a statement that he is one to watch out for at the Tokyo Paralympics. Sundar Singh Gurjar won bronze in the same event as well.
The Dubai Grand Prix kicked off on the 10th of February and saw a total of 471 athletes from 52 countries taking part. The event was the 12th edition of the Fazza International Championships in UAE, which has been a part of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix since the series was launched in 2013. Ajeet reigned supreme to add to his impressive resume that also includes a gold at the 2019 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing.
The 27-year-old’s story is among the most inspirational ones from the world of sport. Ajeet had lost his left hand in a train accident while trying to save a friend. Despite the setback, he never lost hope and sought to work hard to be a javelin thrower and a terrific player at that.
Sky is the limit for Ajeet Singh Yadav
Ajeet Singh Yadav spoke to firstsportz.com after his win in Dubai and expressed delight with being able to clinch the gold medal. He said, “I feel really happy to have participated in a competition first and foremost after such a long gap. During the pandemic it was really difficult to prepare well and train. But I tried to manage it by substituting it by working out at the gym.“
We asked him about what his next goal and ultimate dream is to which he was clear in his answer – “The next goal and the dream is to win the gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympics with a world record.” Speaking finally about his preparations for the Tokyo Games and about his excitement about it, Ajeet said, “I’m really excited to train in different situations like different weather conditions, psychology, pressure and so on. The next 5 to 6 months will be very crucial for preparation.“
Come the Tokyo Paralympics, it won’t be a surprise if Ajeet Singh Yadav ends up with a glittering medal around his neck.