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Qatar's Abdelrahman Abdelqader wins first medal in Paralympics

The athlete took silver in the shot put F34 final

Qatar's Abdelrahman Abdelqader wins first medal in Paralympics
Silver medalist Abdulrahman Abdulqadir Abdulrahman of Qatar celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Mens Shot Put F34 Final during day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)

Qatar yesterday won its first medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro after national Abdelrahman Abdelqader took silver in the shot put F34 final.

Twenty eight year old Abdelqader achieved 11.15m, his seasonal best, on his sixth attempt, beating out Colombia’s Valencia Mauricio but losing to Morocco’s Nouri Azzeddine, reported Doha News.

The athlete is also set to compete in the javelin throw F34 final on Thursday.

The Paralympics takes place every four years for athletes with physical disabilities including limited mobility and blindness. Athletes in the F34 category usually have mobility issues in their lower limbs and use wheelchairs for daily activities.

Qatar first competed in the Paralympic Games in 1996 in the US.

This year, it has three athletes competing in the games. These include 30 year old Sara Masoud, who will compete in the women’s shot put F33 final on Friday, and 23 year old Mohammed Al-Kubaisi, who will compete in the men’s 100m T34 on Tuesday.

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