Prachi Yadav's Second Gold at Hangzhou Asian Para Games Fuels India's Medal Tally to 17.

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Prachi Yadav’s Second Gold at Hangzhou Asian Para Games Fuels India’s Medal Tally to 17.

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The Asian Para Games’ fourth edition commenced on October 22, marking the start of medal events.

India’s impressive track record at the event includes 14 medals in 2010, 33 in 2014, and a remarkable 72 in 2018. At the inaugural games in Guangzhou, India clinched just one gold medal, while that number rose to 15 in Indonesia. In Jakarta, India secured the 9th position overall in the medals tally.

Track and field have traditionally been India’s major contributor to the Asian Para Games medal count, with 60 of India’s total of 119 medals before the 2023 edition coming from athletics.

On Day 2 of the fourth edition of the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, Indian athletes earned an additional 17 medals, comprising three gold, six silver, and eight bronze medals. Prachi Yadav, who opened India’s medal tally at the Games, secured a gold medal to accompany her earlier silver. Pistol shooter Rudransh Khandelwal also claimed his second medal of the Games.

Once again, track and field events brought joy to India with 10 medals, including a podium clean sweep in the Men’s Discus Throw-F54/55/56 category led by Neeraj Yadav. Deepthi Jeevanji secured gold in Women’s 400m-T20.

Here’s a list of India’s medalists from October 24 at the Hangzhou Asian Para Games:

Athletics:

  • Gold: Deepthi Jeevanji, Women’s 400m-T20
  • Gold: Neeraj Yadav, Men’s Discus Throw-F54/55/56
  • Silver: Yogesh Kathuniya, Men’s Discus Throw-F54/55/56
  • Silver: Simran, Women’s 100m-T12
  • Silver: Ajay Kumar, Men’s 400m-T64
  • Silver: Parmod, Men’s 1500m-T46
  • Silver: Ravi Rongali, Men’s Shot Put-F40
  • Bronze: Rakesh Bhaira, Men’s 1500m-T46
  • Bronze: Muthuraja, Men’s Discus Throw-F54/55/56
  • Bronze: Ekta Bhyan, Women’s Club Throw-F32/51

Note: Shankarappa Sharath Makanahalli finished first in a close Men’s 5000m-T13 Final, but the gold medal hasn’t yet been reflected in India’s medal tally on the official games page due to it being a two-member race.

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