Saudi Al-Qurashi bags Paralympic bronze at Tokyo 2020 Games

Abdulrahman Al-Qurashi of Saudi Arabia has won bronze in the Men’s 100m - T53 final at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Reuters)

Abdulrahman Al-Qurashi on Wednesday won the bronze medal in the men’s 100-meter T53 competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The 23-year-old Saudi champion came third with a time of 14.76 seconds; behind gold medalist Pongsakorn Paeyo of Thailand, who posted a Paralympic record of 14.20 seconds; as well as Brent Lakatos of Canada who secured silver with a time of 14.55 seconds.

Al-Qurashi’s medal is Saudi Arabia’s first of the tournament. The country’s other participant in the final Fahad Al-Junaidel also came seventh with time of 15.48 seconds.

The two Saudi athletes also qualified for the final of the men’s 100m T53 competition at Tokyo Olympic Stadium; after both finished second in their first-round heats on Wednesday morning.