Alphanso Cunningham and Sylvia Grant missed out on medals in discus and javelin throws, respectively, at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London yesterday.
Cunningham, the gold medallist in the men's F52/53 javelin on Tuesday, was fourth in the F51/52/53 discus with a throw of 24.68m, a season best. His mark only got him 835 points as he is ranked in the higher F53 class. The Jamaican needed to better his personal best of 26.45m to get the necessary points to go past bronze medallist Mohamed Zemzemi of Tunisia. Zemzemi, ranked in T51, had a personal best throw of 11.34 (917 points).
Gold medallist Mohamed Berrahal of Algeria threw a world record 12.37m for the T51 class and got 1093 points, while silver went to Aigars Apinis of Latvia. Apinis threw the discus a T52 world record 21.00m for 1010 points.
In the women's F57/58 javelin Grant was eighth, with a best of 19.06m. China's Ming Liu, Safia Djelal and Laria Volik were the gold, silver and bronze medallists, respectively.
Jamaica's medal tally remains at one gold and joint 50th of the 69 countries with medals.