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Para Asian Games 2023: India Makes Roaring Start, Sweep All Medals in 2 Events

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Para Asian Games 2023: In the men’s high jump T63 and men’s club throw F51 events, India secured a remarkable sweep by claiming all three medals. Shailesh Kumar and Pranav Soorma emerged as the winners in their respective categories, marking a brilliant start to the Hangzhou Asian Para Games on Monday.

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Shailesh Kumar, in the men’s high jump T63, set a new Asian Para Games record by clearing a height of 1.82m, earning himself the gold medal. His compatriots Mariyappan Thangavelu (1.80m) and Govindbhai Ramsingbhai Padhiyar (1.78m), secured the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

The event featured only three Indian participants. Soorma set an Asian Para Games record of 30.01m in the men’s club throw F51, securing the gold medal. Dharambir (28.76m) and Amit Kumar (26.93m) claimed the 2nd and 3rd positions.

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Monu Ghangas claimed the third-place bronze medal in the men’s shot put F11 event, achieving a distance of 12.33 meters. In the women’s canoe VL2 event, Prachi Yadav claimed the second-place silver medal with a time of 1:03.147.

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