Paralympics: Prachi Yadav finishes last in 200m canoe VL2 final | Tokyo Paralympics News


TOKYO: India’s Prachi Yadav failed to finish at the podium, ending her campaign at a disappointing eighth and last in the women’s Va’a single 200m VL2 canoe sprint final at the Tokyo Paralympics here on Friday.
Prachi finished the race in 1:07.329s to settle for the last place.
Great Britain’s Emma Wiggs won the gold with a personal best timing of 57.028s, while Susan Seipel, who won a bronze in Rio, bagged the silver clocking 1:01.481s and Great Britain’s Jeanette Chippington clinched the bronze in 1:02.149s.
Prachi had earlier qualified for the final by finishing third in the semifinal with a timing of 1:07.397s.
Prachi was a champion para-swimmer for India before taking up para canoe on the advice of her her coach.
In KL2/VL2 class only those athletes who can propel themselves with their arms and trunk can compete.


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