ZAGREB, 2 Sept (Hina) – Croatian para-athlete Ivan Katanušić has won the silver medal in the men’s discus throw in the F64 class for athletes with a lower extremity amputation at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, his biggest success so far.
The 30-year-old native of Imotski, a member of the AK Uriho club from Zagreb, won the medal with a 55.06-metre throw. The gold medal went to Jeremy Campbell of the United States, who made a toss of 60.22 metres, while the bronze went to Briton Dan Greaves, who scored 53.56 metres.
Katanušić’s medal is the 22nd medal won by Croatian para-athletes at the Summer Paralympic Games and the third won at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
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Croatia’s first medal at the Paralympics, a silver, was won by Velimir Šandor in the men’s discus, whilst Anđela Mužinić and Helena Dretar Karić have won the bronze medal in the women’s table tennis.
Croatia now has a total of five gold, seven silver and ten bronze medals won at the Paralympic Games.