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Rio Paralympics 2016: Virender Dhankar Finishes 8th in Shot Put Final

Image used for representation purpose only. (Getty Images)

Image used for representation purpose only. (Getty Images)

India's Virender Dhankar finished eighth in the men's shot put - F56/57 final at the Rio Paralympic Games here on Saturday.

Rio de Janeiro: India's Virender Dhankar finished eighth in the men's shot put - F56/57 final at the Rio Paralympic Games here on Saturday.

Virender finished with a best of 11.62 metre in his six attempts at the Olympic stadium.

The 32-year-old never looked in the contention as by the end of his three attempts he was at fourth position with a best throw of 11.39. In the next three attempts he slipped to sixth place before finishing at the eighth place.

China's Guoshan Wu clinched the gold with a season best throw of 14.42m. Poland's Janusz Rokicki bagged the silver with a throw of 14.26m while Ireland's Javid Ehsani Shakib threw 14.13 to settle for the bronze medal.