Asian Para Games: India scoop 11 medals with three gold

JAKARTA: Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a surprising world document effort as India bagged 11 medals, including three gold, on a productive day on the Asian Para Games on Monday.

Chaudhary clinched India's first gold of the Games in the males's F42-44/61-64 class in the morning session, earlier than center distance runner Raju Rakshitha (women's T11 1500m) and swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan (males's S7 50m butterfly) added the yellow metals afterward the second one day of competitions.

Chaudhary claimed the highest spot with a highest throw of 60.01m, which he controlled in his 3rd attempt. He, in the procedure, shattered the F44 world document, bettering the earlier mark of 59.82, which Chinese Mingjie Gao made in 1980.

Chaudhary's disability falls in the F42-44/61-64 class, which pertains to limb deficiency, leg period distinction, impaired muscle power or impaired vary of movement. The athletes in this class compete with or without prosthesis.

2016 Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik settled for a bronze in women's F 53/54 javelin throw with an effort of 10.15m. In F 53/54 class, athletes have complete power and actions of their hands, however no power of their belly muscles and generally no sitting stability. They compete in seated positions.

Para-athletics gave two extra silver also with Ramya Shanmugam and Radha Venkatesh completing 2nd in women's F46 javelin throw and girls's T12/13 1500m race respectively.

Swimming also fetched 4 medals for India on Monday, with three bronze including to the gold from Narayan.

India also received a silver in para-powerlifting, thru 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Sakina Khatun in women's 50 kg class, while taking pictures para sport gave the country a silver and a bronze.

With lately's 11 medals, India's medal tally stood at 3 gold, 6 silver and eight bronze to occupy the 8th spot in the medal desk.

China is on top of the medal desk with 38 gold, 15 silver and 17 bronze, followed through South Korea with 14 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze.

Javelin thrower Chaudhary was probably the most big name performers of the day in the Games together with his world document throw.

"For the Asian Para Games, I had a very good preparation and with a world record I have won a gold medal and I'm really happy with that," a beaming Chaudhary said after his event.


"I'm not going to stop there with that performance, I will try my best at the next World Championships in Dubai. Thanks to my coach and the Paralympic Committee of India who supported me at every level, it is a really good achievement for India and for me also," he added.


In the women's T11 1500m race, Rakshitha clocked 5 minute 40.64 seconds to clinch the gold. Her disability falls in T11 class which pertains to very low visible acuity and/or no light belief.


Narayan clinched the gold in males's S7 50m butterfly through clocking 32.72 seconds while swimming at lane number 5. Yang Hong of China was 2nd with 33.54 while Payungsakul Boonyarit of Thailand took the bronze in 38.09.


Swimmers with S7 classification basically use their hands and trunk. They have limited leg serve as or are lacking a leg or portions of both legs. This elegance comprises numerous other disabilities including people with amputations and cerebral palsy.
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