Tom Habscheid; Credit: Luxpress

Luxembourg Paralympic athlete Tom Habscheid narrowly missed out on a medal on Saturday after finishing fourth in the men's shot put final event at the Tokyo Paralympics.

The 35-year-old, who is a two-time silver medalist at the World Para Athletics Championships and a six-time medalist at the World Para Athletics European Championships, fell short of a Paralympic medal by just 21 centimetres.

Team GB Paralympian Aled Davies took home gold after scoring 15.33 metres, ahead of Iran's Sajad Mohammadian (14.88 metres) and Kuwait's Faisal Sorour (14.13 metres). In fourth place was Luxembourg's Tom Habscheid, who secured a best distance of 13.92 metres.

Commenting on the Luxembourg athlete's performance, Minister of Sport Dan Kersch stated: "After a very high level fight, you made a nice 4th place at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. On the eve of the closing ceremony and in a difficult competition, this 4th place is a reward for all the efforts made over many years. After the titles of vice-world champion and vice-champion of Europe, you have just demonstrated that your place among the world elite is more than deserved. Thank you Tom for representing Luxembourg on the international scene by conveying Luxembourg's brand image abroad in an exemplary manner".