Basha misses out on bronze; Naresh, Amit disappoint

Farman Basha successfully lifted 140kg, but he missed on his second and third attempts at lifting 150kg and 155kg, respectively.

A file photo of Farman Basha (R) from the Commonwealth Games in Scotland in 2014.   -  Special Arrangement

Indian powerlifter Farman Basha missed out on a bronze medal, finishing fourth in the men's 49 kg category here at the Rio Paralympic Games.

At the start, the 42-year-old successfully lifted 140kg, but he missed on his second and third attempts at lifting 150kg and 155kg, respectively, on Thursday. Cong van Le, lifted 181kg to win the gold medal while Omar Qarada of Jordan and Hungary's Nandor Tunkel won silver and bronze, respectively.

Naresh Kumar Sharma finished a penultimate 21st in the men's 10 metre Air Rifle Standing SH1 qualification round to crash out of the 2016 Rio Paralympics here on Thursday. Sharma shot a cumulative 583 in the four series to end his campaign at the Olympic Shooting Range.

In the first series, Sharma shot 98.1 but failed to better it in the second with a shot of 95.6. The 44-year-old came back well in the third series to fire 99.2 and another 103.3 in the fourth series but that was not enough to book a place in the final.

South Korea's Jin Ho Park topped the qualification round with a cumulative 625.3 which is a Paralympic record while serbia's Laslo Suranji fired 620.7 to finish second and United Arab Emirates' Abdulla Sultan Alaryani finished third after shooting 619.5.

India's Amit Kumar Saroha finished a disappointing seventh in the mens Discus Throw F52 final of the Paralympics 2016 here on Thursday. Saroha, a F51 athlete could only throw 9.01 in his six attempts to finish last among the seven in what was India's first event of the day.