What an end to the women’s F41 discus at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Tunisia’s Raoua Tlili wins the gold medal and the world record with her last throw – 37.91m.
The Tunisian athlete now holds six Paralympic titles.
Tlili broke the world record after Morocco’s Karim Youssra on her first attempt of 35.58m, which was the superseded by Youssra 37.35m. But the Tunisian was not letting up and extended her throw even further on her sixth attempt to achieve a new world record at 37.91m.
“It boosts my confidence. All Tunisians gave me confidence writing (to) me on Facebook and Instagram, ‘Go Raoua, we expect your gold medals’. But I was actually looking for the (world) record because it’s a different taste,” said Tlili.
“I am very excited to beat a world record that was previously set by my opponent at the meeting (World Para Athletics Grand Prix in March) in Tunis during the year. But today I took it back and I am very satisfied of my performance.”