Simran Sharma won the gold medal in the women’s 200m T12 event with a personal best time of 24.95 seconds to fetch the sixth yellow medal for India on the final day of the World Para Athletics Championships here on Saturday.Simran shaved off around one-fifth of a second from her earlier personal best of 25.16 seconds to win the gold.Darlenys De La Severino (25.08) of Dominica and Lorraine Gomes De Aguiar (25.40) won the silver and bronze respectively. The T12 category is meant for athletes who have vision impairment.India now has 15 medals (6 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze) to be at sixth place in the standings.Earlier, India were awarded the silver and bronze in men’s javelin throw F46 event after winning a protest against second-place finisher Dinesh Priyantha Herath of Sri Lanka.Rinku Hooda and Ajeet Singh on Friday finished third and fourth respectively in the men’s F46 javelin throw final but the result was put on hold after India lodged a protest that Herath was ineligible to compete in the category.In para sports, athletes are classified into groups with similar levels of physical ability to allow fair competition.The F46 classification is for athletes with arm deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired passive range of movement in arms, with athletes competing in a standing position.“He (Herath) was not classified properly and did not belong to the F 46 category,” said an official from the Paralympic Committee of India.India got a favourable decision and Herath was disqualified. Rinku, who originally finished third with an effort of 62.77m, was upgraded to second while Ajeet (62.11m) was handed a bronze. Advertisement “We won the protest against the Sri Lankan, who had also won gold at the Tokyo Paralympics, that he should not have been eligible to compete,” head coach Satyanarayan told PTI.top videosView AllKuldeep Yadav Talks About His Successful Run in IPL 2024 | IPL | Delhi Capitals | Cricket NewsIPL 2024 | KKR vs RR, GT vs DC RescheduledBabar Azam Reappointed Pakistan White-ball Captain Ahead of T20 World Cup 2024Rinku Singh Receives a Precious Gift from Virat Kohli After KKR Beat RCBIPL 2024: SRH Break RCBs Record, Heinrich Klassen | Travis Head | Abhishek Sharma“Now, Rinku is the silver winner from the original third and Ajeet was upgraded from fourth place to bronze.”This is India’s best-ever performance, having surpassed the earlier record medal haul of 10 medals (3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze) it won in the 2023 edition in Paris.(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)Siddarth SriramAfter training in the field of broadcast media, Siddarth, as a sub-editor for Nefirst published: May 25, 2024, 16:29 IST