Miguel Monteiro won this morning the bronze medal in the F40 weight throw, in which he was the world record holder until this event (11.01 meters).
The athlete, who is the European champion, secured third place on the podium with a 10.76 meter throw. Denis Gnezdilov, of the Russian Paralympic Committee, won gold with 11.76 meters and a new world record. Iranian Garrah Tnaiash, who was in front, took silver with a 11.15 meter throw.
The Portuguese pitcher made a positive assessment of his second Paralympic participation – he was fifth at the Rio2016 Games – and said he was “satisfied”, but wanted more. “It is a great honor to be awarded a Paralympic medal on a stage where only the best of the best arrive. I will work to achieve even better marks and new personal records», he said quoted by the Paralympic Committee website.
This was the first Portuguese medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Until now, five Paralympic diplomas had been achieved.
Bronze para Portugal! Parabéns ao Miguel Monteiro, que hoje conquistou o terceiro lugar no lançamento do peso F40, nos Jogos Paralímpicos Tóquio2020.
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