Aigars Apinis triumphed at the International Paralympic Committee's Athletics World Championships in Doha, Quatar, breaking the world record in the men's discus F52 .

Apinis threw 21.44 meters, setting a new world record. Silver went to Poland's Robert Jachimowicz (17.33 meters) and Croatia's Velimir Sandor took bronze with 16.95 meters.

In the meantime, another Latvian Edgars Bergs won silver in the men's shot put F35, losing just two centimeters to the gold medal winner, Iran's Seyedmohsen Hosseinipanah (14.02 meters).

Dmitrijs Silovs, competing in the men's javelin F37, had the best throw 50,84 meters far, resulting in honourable second place. This is the second time Silovs has won silver in the world championships competition.

Meanwhile, Diāna Dadzīte competed in the women's shot put F55, taking 4th place overall (6,89 meters).

In total, seven Latvian athletes represent the country at the World Championships in Doha. Championships last till October 31, being the last highest-level competition before Olympic competition in Rio de Janeiro.


Latvian Institute, 26.10.2015, Sports, People, Society