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India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu wins Victorian Open squash tournament

India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu (28) won the Victorian Open squash tournament held in Melbourne, Australia. In the final he defeated Rex Hedrick of Australia by 12-14, 11-3, 11-4 score.

It was Sandhu’s ninth title at the PSA level and the fourth of this season after winning two in Malaysia. It was his second title in two weeks after he had won South Australian Open by defeating Rhys Dowling of Australia by 11-8 12-10 11-4 score.

Harinder Pal Sandhu

Harinder Pal Sandhu is a professional squash player. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 56 in September 2015. He was a part of the Indian team, which had won the gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games held at Incheon.

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India’s Sundar Singh Gurjar wins gold medal at World Para Athletics

India’s Sundar Singh Gurjar (21) won gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event at World Para Athletics Championships held in London, United Kingdom.

In the F46 category, Sundar recorded his personal best effort of 60.36m ahead of Dinesh Priyantha Herath (Sri Lanka) who emerged second with 57.93m, followed by defending champion Guo Chunliang (China) with 56.14m.

Sundar Singh Gurjar

Sundar Singh Gurjar hails from the Karauli district in Rajasthan. Till November 2015, he was competing in General Category. But he had lost his left hand in an accident. After accident, he started participating in para-athlete competitions.

Sundar was not able to participate in the F46 javelin throw category at the 2016 Rio Paralympics after he was disqualified. But at the same event, India’s Devendra Jhajharia had won the gold medal. In February 2017, at 8th Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix held in Dubai, Sundar had won three gold medals, one each in javelin throw, shot put and discus throw.

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