In a stunning display of talent and determination, Indian para-athletes etched their names in the annals of sporting history by amassing an impressive tally of 80 medals in the ongoing Asian Para Games, with two days left in the competition. This feat surpasses India’s previous best of 72 medals achieved in the 2018 edition in Indonesia.
The Indian contingent, representing a diverse range of para sports, clinched a total of 18 gold medals, 23 silver, and 39 bronze, showcasing the country’s prowess in multiple disciplines. Among the standout performances, Sachin Sarjerao Khilari led the charge by securing the first gold of the day in the men’s F46 shot put with a Games record throw of 16.03 meters. Rohit Kumar added to the celebration with a bronze in the same event.
Para shooter Sidhartha Babu further bolstered India’s medal tally by clinching gold in the R6 mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 event, setting an Asian Para Games record score of 247.7.
With two more days of competition remaining, India is well on track to achieving its ambitious target of securing 100 medals in this edition. The remarkable performance at the Hangzhou Games solidifies India’s growing presence and dominance in the world of para sports, reflecting the unwavering dedication of its para-athletes.
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