India Bag 11 Medals Including 3 Golds In Asian Para Games

In yet another productive day, the Indian team bagged 11 medals including 3 gold medals at the ongoing Asian Para Games. This medal haul meant that India maintained its 8th position at the games taking place in Jakarta.

Earlier in the competition, javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary had clinched India’s first gold medal in the competition with a stunning world record effort in the men’s F42-44/61-64 category with a best throw of 60.1 m. He, in the process, shattered the F44 world record, bettering the earlier mark of 59.82, which Chinese Mingjie Gao made in 1980.

Ekta Bhayan and Narayan Thakur bagged gold each in the women’s F32/51 club throw event and men’s T35 100m dash respectively. Later in the day para-shooter Manish Narwal clinched the last gold of the day in the men’s SH1 10m air pistol event. In his attempt, Manish broke the Asian Para Games record with a staggering score of 235.9. This was also his second medals at the games.

All the medals on Tuesday except from the shooting gold came from para athletics. Ekta Bhayan produced her best throw of the event in her fourth throw with a distance of 16.02m , winning the F32/51 event ahead of UAE’s Alkaabi Thekra who threw a 15.75m. The F32/51 is a category for athletes who have significant hand impairment.

Athletes in the T35category have coordination impairments like hypertonia, ataxia etc. Narayan Thakur won the gold medal with a final time of 14.02 seconds in the 100m dash ahead of Saudi athlete Adawi Ahmed and Yiu Chui Bao of Hong Kong. Manish Narwal who will turn 17 on October 17 then gave India the third gold medal in shooting. His category featured athletes with upper and/or lower limb impairment.

 

India also secured three silver medals through Surender Aneesh Kumar (men’s F43/44,F62/64 discus), Ram Pal (men’s T45/46/47 high jump), Virender (men’s F56/57 shot put). The five bronze medal winners on Tuesday are Monu Ghangas, Jayanti Behera, Anandan Gunasekaran, Sundar Singh Gurjar and Pradeep — all from para-athletics.

With the 11 medals on Tuesday, India maintained its eighth spot with 6 gold, 9 silver and 13 bronze for a total of 28 medals. Out of these, 15 (4 gold, 5 silver, 6 bronze) are from para-athletics. With 6 gold medals on only the third day, it is already India’s best ever gold tally at the Asian Para Games.

 

By Abhishek Aggarwal

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