Parasports October 11, 2018
It’s raining medals for India at the Asian Para Games – Day 4 update
What a roll India’s para sportspersons are on at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta!
Archer Harvinder Singh picked up the men’s individual recurve gold. He beat China’s Zhao Lixue, 6-0, in the W2/ST category final to win the top honors. This is India’s first ever gold in para archery in the Asian Para Games. India’s gold tally is now seven.
The W2 category of impairment covers athletes with paraplegia, diplegia or double leg amputation below the knee, requiring wheelchair.The ST category is for archers with limited impairment and who may take aim without having to need a wheelchair.
The compliments came thick and fast.
Heartiest congratulations to archer #HarvinderSingh Dhanju on winning the 1st ever individual Gold medal in Para Asian Games. He created history in Indian Archery with his sheer grit and determination. The entire country is proud of him. – Sukhbir Singh Badal, Former Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab
Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore called it a “great year for Indian sports across platforms” and congratulated Harvinder for his “outstanding performance”, and said “Congratulations to you 4 keeping the ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ flying high!”
Track-and-field athletes added a silver and a bronze to India’s tally as well. Monu Ghangas claimed silver in the men’s discus throw F11 category, while Mohammed Yasser fetched a bronze in the men’s shot put F46 category.
The F11 category deals with visual impairment. The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.
Vijay Kumar won a silver in the Men’s Long Jump in the T42/61/63 category while Sudhir won a bronze in the Men’s Powerlifting event. (Upto 80Kg).
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