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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Lynda Hamri wins bronze medal

Algerian athlete Lynda Hamri won the bronze medal of Women’s Long Jump (T12) for Tokyo-2020 Paralympic Games, during the 6th day played Sunday at the Olympic Stadium, while his compatriot Athmani Skander-Djamil qualified for the final of 100m (T13).

In a seven athletes’ competition, Lynda Hamri snatched the bronze medal thanks to her first jump of 5.33m, her best performance of the year. The Algerian had the merit of succeeding in her six attempts, while the gold medalist of the games, the Ukrainian Oksana Zubkovska succeeded only half of them, including the third of 5.54m which earned her the Paralympics’ title, her third title in a row since Beijing games in 2008. The silver medal went to the Spanish Sara Martinez (5.38m).

At the previous games of Rio in 2016, Hamri (32 years) won the same medal, adding to the silver of the Paralympic Games in London in 2012, in addition to a bronze medal at the World Championships and three titles of vice-champion of the world since 2017. For his part, the athlete Athmani Skander-Djamil qualified, in the morning of the same day, to the final of the 100m event (T13), after having won his series (1st) in 10.59, in front of the Australian Chad Perris (10.90), while his compatriot Khelaïfia Salah took the 4th position of the second series in 11.36, his best time of the season, but it did not allow him to go further.

Three heats were scheduled for the 100m event (T13). The first two of the heats qualify for the final, in addition to the two best times.

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