Suyash Jadhav, a 24-year-old swimmer, made history at the Asian Para Games by winning India’s second gold. He won the topmost podium finish in S-7 category in the Men’s 50m butterfly event here in Jakarta.
Earlier, Suyash Jadhav had won two bronze medals in the men’s 200-meter individual medley and 50m freestyle event. He has, as a result, become India’s first Triple medalist at any major international event.
Yesterday, another medal came India’s way after swimmer Devanshi Satija bagged the silver medal in the women’s 100-meter butterfly in S-10 category.
As a result of Suyash Jadhav and Devanshi’s performances in the Asian Para Games, it goes on to show India’s development in the sport of swimming.
Sandeep Chaudhary wins India’s first gold at the Asian Para Games
India’ Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary ended the country’s wait for a gold medal at the 2018 Para Asian Games in Indonesia.
Chaudhary pocketed the top prize in the men’s F42-44/61-64 event. He had a throw of 60.01 meters at the continental extravaganza.
The best throw for Chaudhary came in his third attempt, he clinched the top prize, hence extending India’s dominance at the Asian Para Games. Sandeep participates in the F42 event, as he suffers from limb deficiency, impaired muscle power and the difference in leg length.
Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Sampath Hetti won the silver, whereas Iran’s Omidi Ali had to settle for the bronze.
Earlier today, Sakina Khatun, Radha Venkatesh, Ramya Nagrani won a silver medal in women’s 50 kg powerlifting,1500m running and javelin throw events respectively.
India start the 2018 Asia Para Games in Style
India’s para-athletes made the country proud winning 5 medals on day one in the Asian Para Games.
India’s first medal came from the men’s badminton team. The men in blue put up a spirited show, even though they lost 1-2 to Malaysia in the semi-final event. They had eventually settle for a bronze medal.
Suhas Yathiraj started the match promisingly, defeating Omar Bakri 21-8, 21-7. But the win was followed by defeats for Raj Kumar and Tarun. They lost out to Chean Honn and Saaba Hainul by 9-21 and 8-21 respectively.
Along with then, Chirag Baratha also lost to Mohammad Ahmad 14-32, 15-21. As a result, the team lost by 1-2.
Elsewhere, Farman Basha won a silver medal in the 49 kg men’s powerlifting event after lifting 128 kg. Paramjeet Kumar finished third on the podium in the same event. He lifted 127 kg. Lao’s Pia Laophalkdee won the gold after lifting 133 kg.
India received further good news, after India’s chess player, Prachurya Kumar Pradhan won his tie. The visually impaired chess player defeated Timor Leste’s Domingos Sávio Fernandes Gusmao within fifteen minutes. A jubilant Pradhan, who underwent a week-long training camp for the Games, later said that the match went well and fast.
At the time of writing, India had won 14 medals (2 gold, 5 silver, and 7 bronze). More to follow soon.