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India Surpasses Medal Records with 18 Golds in Asian Para Games

India's para athletes have made history by securing the highest number of medals in the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, reaching an impressive tally of 82 medals, including an outstanding 18 golds.

NEW DELHI | October 27,2023:  In a remarkable achievement, India’s para athletes have broken all records at the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, securing an astounding total of 82 medals, including 18 golds. This historic accomplishment surpasses India’s previous record of 72 medals achieved during the 2018 edition held in Indonesia.On the fourth day of the competition, India added 18 medals to its tally, including three golds. As of the end of Day 4, India’s medals stood at 18 gold, 23 silver, and 41 bronze.

However, despite this impressive performance, India’s position in the medals tally dropped two places to eighth, primarily due to a lower number of gold medals secured on Thursday. China continues to lead the medal tally with 156 gold, followed by South Korea and Indonesia.

With two more days remaining in the Games, India is on track to achieve its target of 100 medals in this edition. The previous best performance was in Jakarta, where India won 72 medals (15 gold, 24 silver, 33 bronze).

The athletes from the track and field events were the stars of the day, contributing eight medals, including one gold. Sachin Sarjerao Khilari won the first gold in men’s F46 shot put with a Games record throw of 16.03m, while Rohit Kumar secured the bronze with a throw of 14.56m.

Para shooter Sidhartha Babu clinched another gold in the R6 mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 event with an impressive Asian Para Games score of 247.7.

In archery, India’s compound mixed team of Sheetal Devi and Rakesh Kumar won a gold after defeating their Chinese counterparts Lin Yueshan and Ai Xinliang with a score of 151-149 in the final. Additionally, India won a bronze medal in archery men’s doubles W1 event.

Simran and Bhagyashri Madhavrao Jadhav contributed to India’s medal tally with a silver each in women’s T12 100m and women’s F34 shot put, respectively. Monu Ghangas picked up a silver in men’s F11 discus throw, while Narayan Thakur and Shreyansh Trivedi won bronze medals in men’s T35 100m and men’s T37 100m, respectively. Muthuraja also secured a bronze in the men’s F55 shot put.

In para badminton, several Indian players won bronze medals in different categories, including Sukant Indukant Kadam, Sivan Nithya Sumathy, Manisha Ramadass, Mandeep Kaur, Krishna Nagar, and Pramod Bhagat.

In chess, Bhaveshkumar Rathi and Himanshi picked up a bronze medal in the women’s individual standard VI-B1 event.

With two more days of competition remaining, the Indian contingent is determined to add more medals to their already impressive tally, aiming to surpass the 100-medal mark and cre

ate an unforgettable legacy in the history of the Asian Para Games.

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