AsianParaGames2022: India creates history in javelin throw! Sumit Antil won gold and Pushpendra Singh won bronze medal.


Pudhari Online Desk: India’s excellent performance continues in the 4th Asian Para Games starting in Hangzhou, China. on the third day India has created history in javelin throw. Sumit Antil and Pushpendra Singh won 2 medals for India in the men’s javelin throw F64 competition. Sumit threw a javelin throw of 73.29 meters and won the gold medal while Pushpendra Singh won the bronze medal by cutting the gap of 62.06 meters. (AsianParaGames2022)

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On the second day, India won 4 gold medals and 18 medals.

On the second day of the Asian Para Games, India won 18 medals including 4 gold. India’s medal count has increased to 35 in the first two days of the competition. Earlier on Monday (Dec. 23), the Indian team would have earned 17 medals including gold. India remains fourth in the medal tally with a total of 10 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze medals, behind China (155), Iran (44) and Uzbekistan (38).

Prachi Yadav made a strong start today (Dec. 24) to win a gold medal in Para Canoe VL2. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the medal-winning efforts of Indian athletes on Twitter. “Congratulations to @ItzPrachi on Jinkalya winning the prestigious gold medal in Para Canoe Women KL2 competition. It was this exceptional performance that made Bharatala proud. Good luck for your further endeavours,” in these words, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on X.

In the women’s T20 event of 400 meters, Deepti Jeevanji won the gold medal with a time of 56.69 seconds, which established a new sport and Asian record. Sharath Shankarappa Makanahalli, a visually impaired runner, completed the 5000 meters race in 20:18.90 and won the gold medal.

India’s clean sweep in discus throw competition

Indian players won only three medals in the men’s F54/55/56 discus throw competition. Games and Asian record Neeraj Yadav won the gold medal with a throw of 38.56m, while Yogesh Kathunia (42.13m) and Muthuraja (35.06m) won the silver and bronze medals respectively.

The sting of Nembajit Indian players

In Para Shooting, Rudransh Khandelwal and Manish Narwal won silver and bronze respectively in P1 Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 category, while Rubina Francis won bronze medal in P2 Women’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 category.
Manish Kaurav (Men’s KL3 canoe), Ashok (Men’s 65 kg powerlifting), Gajendra Singh (Men’s VL2 canoe), and Ekta Bhayan (Women’s F32/51 club throw) will be the bronze medal winners.

On the first day of the competition, India performed brilliantly, leading star shooter Avni Lekhara to a total of 17 medals including a gold medal.

313 players from India have participated in the Para Asian Games. Team India aims to win 100 medals. Indian players have participated for the first time in rowing, canoeing, lawn bowls, taekwondo and blind football.

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