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Dinesh Priyantha Herath secure SL’s first medal in Rio Paralympics

Dinesh Priyantha Herath secured Sri Lanka’s first medal in men’s javelin throw F46 final at the Rio Paralympics. The 30-year-old Sri Lankan thrower cleared a distance of 58.23 meters, a personal best mark, to win the bronze medal. Indian Devandra Jhahharia won the gold with a new world record mark of 63.97 meters and Guo Chunliang of China secured the silver with a distance of 59.93 meters.  
 
Meanwhile, a Brazilian swimmer has won his fifth medal in Rio and his 20th overall, becoming the host nation's best-performing individual Paralympian. Daniel Dias took gold in the 50 meter freestyle in the S5 category. He raced against and defeated the man who first inspired him to become a Paralympic swimmer. 

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