- Another GOLD for Greece! -
Che John Fernandes won the gold medal in the Men’s Shot Put F53 event soon after Pavlos Mamalos’ gold in Weightlifting. His best throw was registered at 8.44 meters.
Che John Fernandes continued another great day for Greece at the Paralympics. Fernandes set the bar high with a new European record after his first throw of 8.44 meters in the Men’s Shot Put F53 event (he held the record before at 8.35 meters). The American Scott Severn came close to Fernandes but his best throw was 3 centimeters short at 8.41 meters, giving Fernandes the gold medal!
It is Greece’s second gold medal of the day after Pavlos Mamalos won gold in the Men’s Weightlifting 107kg event. Additionally, this is Greece’s 5th medal in Shot Put in Rio. Greece has now won 4 golds, 3 silvers, and 4 bronze at the Paralympic Games.