Para Asian Games

A look back at India’s performance in Asian Para Games 2018

Gourav SamalGourav Samal
October 22 2023
Asian Para Games 2018

India won a total of 72 medals and finished ninth in the overall medal tally.

The 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, held from October 6 to 13, saw India’s remarkable performance with 72 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver, and 33 bronze medals, securing the ninth position overall. China dominated with 319 medals. As we anticipate the upcoming Asian Para Games, let’s revisit India’s exceptional achievements in the previous edition.

Asian Para Games 2018 Overview

The third edition of the Asian Para Games featured 3,000 athletes from 43 nations, competing in 15 Paralympic and 3 non-Paralympic sports. The event’s official mascot, Momo, a Bondol eagle, symbolized motivation and mobility. Explore India’s impressive performance in this article.

List of medalists in Asian Para Games 2018

GoldSandeep ChaudharyPara AthleticsMen’s Javelin Throw F42-44/61-64 Final
GoldSuyash JadhavPara SwimmingMen’s 50M Butterfly S7 (6-7)
GoldRaju RakshitaPara AthleticsWomen’s 1500M T11
GoldEkta BhyanWomen’s Club Throw F32/51
GoldManish NarwalPara ShootingP1 – Men’s 10M Air Pistol – SH1
GoldNarayan ThakurPara AthleticsMen’s 100M T35
GoldHarvinder SinghArcheryMen’s Individual Recurve Open – W2/ST
GoldSharad KumarPara AthleticsMen’s High Jump T42/63
GoldParul ParmarBadmintonWomen’s Singles SL3
GoldKishan GangoliChessMen’s Individual Rapid VI – B2/B3
GoldK. Jennitha AntoWomen’s Individual Rapid P1
GoldNeeraj YadavPara AthleticsMen’s Javelin Throw F55
GoldAmit SarohaMen’s Club Throw F51
GoldTarun DhillonBadmintonMen’s Singles SL4
GoldPramod BhagatMen’s Singles SL3
SilverFarman BashaPara PowerliftingMen’s Up To 49.00 kg
SilverDevanshi SatijaPara SwimmingWomen’s 100M Butterfly S10
SilverManish NarwalPara ShootingP4 – Mixed 50M Free Pistol – SH1
SilverSakina KhatunPara PowerliftingWomen Up To 50 kg
SilverRamya NagaranaiPara AthleticsWomen’s Javelin Throw F46
SilverRadha VenkateshPara AthleticsWomen’s 1500M T12/13
SilverPardeepPara AthleticsMen’s Discus Throw F43/44,F62/64
SilverRampal ChaharPara AthleticsMen’s High Jump T45/46/47
SilverVirenderPara AthleticsMen’s Shot Put F56/57
SilverMonu GhanghasPara AthleticsMen’s Discus Throw F11
SilverK. Jennitha AntoChessWomen’s Individual Standard P1
SilverVijay KumarPara AthleticsMen’s Long Jump T42/T61/T63
SilverSonalben PatelTable TennisWomen’s Double- TT 3-5
Bhavina Patel
SilverSundar Singh GurjarPara AthleticsMen’s Javelin Throw F46
SilverVarun BhatiPara AthleticsMen’s High Jump T42/63
SilverAnand GunasekaranPara AthleticsMen’s 400M T44,T62/64
SilverJayanti BeheraPara AthleticsWomen’s 400M T45/46/47
SilverSwapnil PatilPara SwimmingMen’s 100M Backstroke S10
SilverAmit BalyanPara AthleticsMen’s Javelin Throw F55
SilverDharambirMen’s Club Throw F51
SilverMohammed Salih PKChessMen’s Team Rapid VI – B1
Prachurya Pradhan
SilverKishan GangoliChessMen’s Team Rapid VI – B2/B3
Kanchanbhai Makwana
SilverMrunali PandeChessWomen’s Team Rapid VI – B2/B3
Megha Chakrobarty
SilverK. Jennitha AntoChessWomen’s Team Rapid P1
Kanishri Raju
BronzeSukant KadamBadmintonTeam Standing (SL3-SU5)
Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj
Tarun Dhillon
Rakesh Pandey
Chirag Baretha
Raj Kumar
BronzeParmjeet KumarPara PowerliftingMen’s Up To 49.00 kg
BronzeSuyash JadhavPara SwimmingMen’s 200M Individual Medley SM7
BronzeMen’s 50M Freestyle S7
BronzeSinghraj AdhanaPara ShootingP4 – Mixed 50M Free Pistol – SH1
BronzeDevanshi SatijaPara SwimmingWomen’s 100M Freestyle S10
BronzeSwapnil PatilMen’s 100M Freestyle S10
BronzeDeepa MalikPara AthleticsWomen’s Javelin Throw F53/54
BronzeMonu GhanghasPara AthleticsMen’s Shot Put F11
BronzeAnand GunasekaranPara AthleticsMen’s 200M T44/T62/64
BronzeJayanti BeheraPara AthleticsWomen’s 200M T45/46/47
BronzeSundar Singh GurjarPara AthleticsMen’s Discus Throw F46
BronzeAneesh Kumar Sunderan PillaiPara AthleticsMen’s Discus Throw F43/44,F62/64
BronzeMohd YasserPara AthleticsMen’s Shot Put F46
BronzeSudhirPara PowerliftingMen’s Up To 80.00 kg
BronzeMrunali PandeChessWomen’s Team Standard VI – B2/B3
Megha Chakrobarty
BronzeK. Jennitha AntoChessWomen’s Team Standard P1
Kanishri Raju
BronzeRinku HoodaPara AthleticsMen’s Javelin Throw F46
BronzeAvnil KumarPara AthleticsMen’s 400M T13
BronzeTek ChandPara AthleticsMen’s Shot Put F54/55
BronzeSwapnil PatilPara SwimmingMen’s 400M Freestyle S10
BronzeMariyappan ThangaveluPara AthleticsMen’s High Jump T42/63
BronzeRadha VenkateshPara AthleticsWomen’s 400M T12
BronzeSandeep Singh MaanPara AthleticsMen’s 400M T45/46/47
BronzeVinay Kumar LalPara AthleticsMen’s 400M T44,T62/64
BronzeDeepa MalikPara AthleticsWomen’s Discus Throw F51/52/53
BronzeGurlal SinghCyclingMen’s C4 Individual Pursuit 4000M
BronzeKrishna NagarBadmintonMen’s Singles SS6
BronzeMansi JoshiBadmintonWomen’s Singles SL3
BronzeNidhi MishraPara AthleticsWomen’s Discus Throw F11
BronzeManoj SarkarBadmintonMen’s Singles SL3
BronzeManoj SarkarBadmintonMen’s Doubles SL 3-4
Pramod Bhagat
BronzeAnand Kumar Bore GowdaBadmintonMen’s Doubles SL 3-4
Nitesh Kumar

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Top three sports at 2018 Asian Para Games

The 2018 Asian Para Games witnessed exceptional performances in various sports, with para-athletics, badminton, and chess emerging as the top three medal-earning sports for India.

Para Athletics

In para-athletics, 85 athletes, comprising 67 males and 18 females, competed across 74 events. This sport proved to be a medal-winning powerhouse, contributing 36 medals to India’s tally. These included 7 gold, 13 silver, and 16 bronze medals, showcasing the remarkable achievements of Indian para-athletes.


India’s badminton contingent, consisting of 18 players, participated in 13 different events, displaying outstanding prowess. They clinched three gold and six silver medals, firmly establishing badminton as the second most successful sport for India at the 2018 Asian Para Games.


The chess team, with 17 players participating in 24 events, emerged as the third most successful sport in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Their exceptional performance resulted in nine medals, comprising two gold, five silver, and two bronze medals. These achievements underscore the skill and dedication of Indian para chess players.

Top five performers

Several standout athletes made significant contributions to India’s medal haul, enhancing the country’s success at the 2018 Asian Para Games.

  1. Pramod Bhagat: A notable Indian para badminton player, Pramod Bhagat secured two medals, one gold in the Men’s Singles SL3 category and one bronze in the Men’s Doubles SL3-4 category, partnering with Manoj Sarkar.
  2. Suyash Narayan Jadhav: Competing in the S7 Category, para swimmer Suyash Narayan Jadhav displayed remarkable versatility and skill, earning three medals. These included a gold in the Men’s 50M Butterfly S7 (6-7) event, as well as two bronze medals in the Men’s 200M Individual Medley SM7 and Men’s 50M Freestyle S7 events.
  3. Ekta Bhyan: Para athlete Ekta Bhyan, specializing in women’s club discus throw events, claimed the top spot on the podium, showcasing her incredible talent and determination.
  4. Parul Parmar: Another para-badminton player, Parul Parmar, competing in the women’s singles category in the SL3 classification, secured a gold medal, making a significant contribution to India’s success at the Asian Para Games.
  5. Manish Narwal: Indian para pistol shooter Manish Narwal delivered an outstanding performance, earning two medals at the event. He initially secured a silver medal in the P4 – Mixed 50M Free Pistol – SH1 category and went on to achieve a gold medal in the P1 – Men’s 10M Air Pistol – SH1 event.

These athletes’ achievements exemplify their dedication and skill, contributing significantly to India’s remarkable performance at the 2018 Asian Para Games.

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