In an exceptional display of talent and determination, Indian para-athletes have set a new record in the 4th Asian Para Games being held in New Delhi. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated the athletes for their outstanding performance as India clinched a total of 82 medals on Thursday, surpassing their previous record of 72 medals achieved in the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. With two more days of competition left, India aims to further bolster its medal count in the Hangzhou games.
The 2018 Asian Para Games saw India secure 72 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver, and 33 bronze. This time, they have exceeded their own expectations, achieving their highest-ever medal count in the history of the games. The historic 73rd medal was secured by Nithya Sre, who claimed a bronze medal in the women’s singles SH6 event.
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur commended the para-athletes for their exceptional performances and their unwavering commitment to surpassing the previous record. India’s current medal tally at the ongoing Asian Para Games stands at an impressive 82 medals, including 18 gold, 23 silver, and 41 bronze. Notably, para badminton has contributed significantly with 13 bronze medals.
India’s para-athletes continued to shine as Sheetal Devi won a gold medal in archery. Sheetal’s outstanding performance in the women’s compound open event led to a victory over Singapore’s Alim Nur Syahidah. It was a closely fought contest, with Sheetal securing the win by consistently delivering perfect scores while her opponent made a few errors in their shots.”