Asian Para Games: India excels in water sports; Prachi Yadavla gold, Kaurava Manishla bronze in canoe


Pudhari Online Desk: India has started its campaign with a bang in the fourth Asian Para Games starting in Hangzhou, China. Today for the second day, Prachi Yadav won gold medal in women’s KL2 canoe. This is her second medal in the Asian Para Games. Kaurava Manishne Purushchya KL3 Canoe Competition Bronze Medal Boat Chorale.

On Monday (Dec. 23), Indian athletes would have won 17 medals including six gold, six silver and five bronze medals. Prachi Yadav won the first medal in Bharatala. He won the silver medal in the Canoe VL2 competition. After that it rained medals for the Indian players. Today, for the second day, India has won gold in water sports. In canoe, Prachi Yadav won the second gold medal, while Kaurav Manish won the bronze medal.

The high flying Bharatala won only three medals, but…

In the men’s high flying T63 type, three Indians secured top three positions. Or the entire competition would have consisted of only three players who would have been Indians. Therefore, to win all three medals, it is necessary to have at least four players in the field, or according to the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) rules, Bharatala could not get the bronze medal. In this competition, Shailesh Kumar won the gold medal with Vikrami Orissa with a height of 1.82 meters. Tara Mariyappan Thangavelu (1.80 m) means silver medal. Govindbhai Ramsingbhai Padiyar (1.78m) was deprived of the bronze medal as per APC rules. Thangwelu had earlier won a gold medal in the high-flying T42 category at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and a silver medal in the T63 category at the Tokyo Paralympics.

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