A look back at India’s performance in 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
|Gold||Sandeep Chaudhary||Para Athletics||Men’s Javelin Throw F42-44/61-64 Final|
|Gold||Suyash Jadhav||Para Swimming||Men’s 50M Butterfly S7 (6-7)|
|Gold||Raju Rakshita||Para Athletics||Women’s 1500M T11|
|Gold||Ekta Bhyan||Women’s Club Throw F32/51|
|Gold||Manish Narwal||Para Shooting||P1 – Men’s 10M Air Pistol – SH1|
|Gold||Narayan Thakur||Para Athletics||Men’s 100M T35|
|Gold||Harvinder Singh||Archery||Men’s Individual Recurve Open – W2/ST|
|Gold||Sharad Kumar||Para Athletics||Men’s High Jump T42/63|
|Gold||Parul Parmar||Badminton||Women’s Singles SL3|
|Gold||Kishan Gangoli||Chess||Men’s Individual Rapid VI – B2/B3|
|Gold||K. Jennitha Anto||Women’s Individual Rapid P1|
|Gold||Neeraj Yadav||Para Athletics||Men’s Javelin Throw F55|
|Gold||Amit Saroha||Men’s Club Throw F51|
|Gold||Tarun Dhillon||Badminton||Men’s Singles SL4|
|Gold||Pramod Bhagat||Men’s Singles SL3|
|Silver||Farman Basha||Para Powerlifting||Men’s Up To 49.00 kg|
|Silver||Devanshi Satija||Para Swimming||Women’s 100M Butterfly S10|
|Silver||Manish Narwal||Para Shooting||P4 – Mixed 50M Free Pistol – SH1|
|Silver||Sakina Khatun||Para Powerlifting||Women Up To 50 kg|
|Silver||Ramya Nagaranai||Para Athletics||Women’s Javelin Throw F46|
|Silver||Radha Venkatesh||Para Athletics||Women’s 1500M T12/13|
|Silver||Pardeep||Para Athletics||Men’s Discus Throw F43/44,F62/64|
|Silver||Rampal Chahar||Para Athletics||Men’s High Jump T45/46/47|
|Silver||Virender||Para Athletics||Men’s Shot Put F56/57|
|Silver||Monu Ghanghas||Para Athletics||Men’s Discus Throw F11|
|Silver||K. Jennitha Anto||Chess||Women’s Individual Standard P1|
|Silver||Vijay Kumar||Para Athletics||Men’s Long Jump T42/T61/T63|
|Silver||Sonalben Patel||Table Tennis||Women’s Double- TT 3-5|
|Silver||Sundar Singh Gurjar||Para Athletics||Men’s Javelin Throw F46|
|Silver||Varun Bhati||Para Athletics||Men’s High Jump T42/63|
|Silver||Anand Gunasekaran||Para Athletics||Men’s 400M T44,T62/64|
|Silver||Jayanti Behera||Para Athletics||Women’s 400M T45/46/47|
|Silver||Swapnil Patil||Para Swimming||Men’s 100M Backstroke S10|
|Silver||Amit Balyan||Para Athletics||Men’s Javelin Throw F55|
|Silver||Dharambir||Men’s Club Throw F51|
|Silver||Mohammed Salih PK||Chess||Men’s Team Rapid VI – B1|
|Silver||Kishan Gangoli||Chess||Men’s Team Rapid VI – B2/B3|
|Silver||Mrunali Pande||Chess||Women’s Team Rapid VI – B2/B3|
|Silver||K. Jennitha Anto||Chess||Women’s Team Rapid P1|
|Bronze||Sukant Kadam||Badminton||Team Standing (SL3-SU5)|
|Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj|
|Bronze||Parmjeet Kumar||Para Powerlifting||Men’s Up To 49.00 kg|
|Bronze||Suyash Jadhav||Para Swimming||Men’s 200M Individual Medley SM7|
|Bronze||Men’s 50M Freestyle S7|
|Bronze||Singhraj Adhana||Para Shooting||P4 – Mixed 50M Free Pistol – SH1|
|Bronze||Devanshi Satija||Para Swimming||Women’s 100M Freestyle S10|
|Bronze||Swapnil Patil||Men’s 100M Freestyle S10|
|Bronze||Deepa Malik||Para Athletics||Women’s Javelin Throw F53/54|
|Bronze||Monu Ghanghas||Para Athletics||Men’s Shot Put F11|
|Bronze||Anand Gunasekaran||Para Athletics||Men’s 200M T44/T62/64|
|Bronze||Jayanti Behera||Para Athletics||Women’s 200M T45/46/47|
|Bronze||Sundar Singh Gurjar||Para Athletics||Men’s Discus Throw F46|
|Bronze||Aneesh Kumar Sunderan Pillai||Para Athletics||Men’s Discus Throw F43/44,F62/64|
|Bronze||Mohd Yasser||Para Athletics||Men’s Shot Put F46|
|Bronze||Sudhir||Para Powerlifting||Men’s Up To 80.00 kg|
|Bronze||Mrunali Pande||Chess||Women’s Team Standard VI – B2/B3|
|Bronze||K. Jennitha Anto||Chess||Women’s Team Standard P1|
|Bronze||Rinku Hooda||Para Athletics||Men’s Javelin Throw F46|
|Bronze||Avnil Kumar||Para Athletics||Men’s 400M T13|
|Bronze||Tek Chand||Para Athletics||Men’s Shot Put F54/55|
|Bronze||Swapnil Patil||Para Swimming||Men’s 400M Freestyle S10|
|Bronze||Mariyappan Thangavelu||Para Athletics||Men’s High Jump T42/63|
|Bronze||Radha Venkatesh||Para Athletics||Women’s 400M T12|
|Bronze||Sandeep Singh Maan||Para Athletics||Men’s 400M T45/46/47|
|Bronze||Vinay Kumar Lal||Para Athletics||Men’s 400M T44,T62/64|
|Bronze||Deepa Malik||Para Athletics||Women’s Discus Throw F51/52/53|
|Bronze||Gurlal Singh||Cycling||Men’s C4 Individual Pursuit 4000M|
|Bronze||Krishna Nagar||Badminton||Men’s Singles SS6|
|Bronze||Mansi Joshi||Badminton||Women’s Singles SL3|
|Bronze||Nidhi Mishra||Para Athletics||Women’s Discus Throw F11|
|Bronze||Manoj Sarkar||Badminton||Men’s Singles SL3|
|Bronze||Manoj Sarkar||Badminton||Men’s Doubles SL 3-4|
|Bronze||Anand Kumar Bore Gowda||Badminton||Men’s Doubles SL 3-4|
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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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.