At the European Championship in Italy, Latvian Paralympic javelin thrower Dmitry Silov, supported by LNK Charity Fund, broke his personal record and the European record by 4 meters, throwing a javelin at 54.86 m. His closest runner-up – Russian Paralympic A. Lashchenko was almost 7 meters behind with a throw of 47.97 m. Dmitry has also qualified an “A” standard in shot putting for Rio Paralympics by putting the shot at 13.17 m (Rio Paralympics “A” standard is 12.5 m) and became a vice-champion of Europe. Dmitry comments on his achievement as follows: “… I have finally achieved something I was striving for in javelin throwing and I have gained the faith that in the future I will be able to reach a 60 m mark, which I am going to eagerly work on.

I am also happy with my results in shot putting – I have finally achieved the result I was prepared for long time ago, but I was not able to reach it before. However, at the crucial moment I was able to get myself together and win the second place in shot pulling at the European Championship, as well as to qualify a Rio standard.”