With the performance of her players at the Dubai 2016 Grand Prix of the International Paralympics Committee, the Athletics Federation of Algeria is positively looking up to sure gold medals in the F33 javelin and shot put events at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
The duo of Asmahane Boudjadar and Kamel Kardjena among their other team mates Raised the hopes as they smashed world and African records, respectively at the IPC Grand Prix held recently concluded at the Dubai Police Officers Club Stadium.
Boudjadar broke the world record in the women’s F33 javelin with a throw of 11.99 metres to win the F33/34 class, adding 48cm to the previous record set also by her in Tunisia in 2015.
Germany’s Frances Hermann took the silver medal while Anthi Liagkou of Greece settled for the bronze with her 11.26m throw which incidentally represents a new European record in women F33 javelin.
Kamel Kardjena’s new African record in the F33 shot put was achieved with a throw of 10.91m.