Argentine Hernán Urra won the silver medal in the F35 shot put with a mark of 15.90 meters, the best of his career and a continental record, at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
The young man from Cinco Saltos, Río Negro, had already celebrated a silver medal in his Paralympic debut at the 2016 Rio Games with 14.91. After a brilliant Paralympic cycle, he has now achieved another historic consecration.
His shots had the following progression: 15.12, 15.53, null, 14.67, 15.43 and 15.90, in his last attempt, which he had until the final shot with chances of gold. However, Uzbek Norbekov pitched 16.13 on his last pitch and took first place.
#Athletics Hernán Urra won the silver medal! 🇦🇷🥈
The man from Rio Negro took second place in the F35 shot put. He made a mark of 15.90, the best of his career and a continental record. It is his second Paralympic medal.
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In Brazil, with only 20 years old Hernán Urra achieved one of the greatest goals to which any elite athlete aspires, establishing himself among the best shot putters with a mark of 14.91 meters, climbing to the second step of the Olympic podium.
Arising from sports programs such as the Río Negro Games and the Evita National Games, Hernán channeled his cerebral palsy into sports practice, first dreaming of being a footballer and then showing great skills for swimming, although he finally stayed with the shot put.
The silver medal in Rio 2016 was followed by a gold medal and record at the Pan American Games in Lima with a mark of 15.09m and a bronze medal at the World Athletics Championships in Dubai, where he reached 15.87 meters with his throw and achieved qualifying for Tokyo 2020.