Asian Para Games 2023: India’s medal tally after Day 2, 24th October
Prachi Yadav won India’s first-ever gold medal in para canoe event.
India continued its remarkable performance at the Asian Para Games 2023 in Hangzhou, securing a total of 34 medals, including 9 gold, 12 silver, and 13 bronze. The highlight of the day came from Deepthi Jeevanji, who secured India’s eighth gold medal in the women’s 400m-T20 category, setting both a new Asian Para Games record and Games record with her incredible timing of 56.69s. Prachi Yadav also scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in para canoe.
Number of medals presented to Indian athletes on 24th October
In the men’s 400m-T64 final, Ajay Kumar exhibited an outstanding performance, clinching the silver medal with a personal best timing of 54.85. The gold rush for India at the Asian Para Games 2023 continued as Sharath Makanahalli Shankarappa secured the top spot in the Men’s 5000m-T13 category, adding another gold to India’s tally, which now stands at nine.
In a remarkable display of dominance, it was India’s Neeraj Yadav, Yogesh Kathuniya, and Muthuraja who swept the men’s discus throw-F54/55/56 podium, further adding to the country’s gold medals. The day also saw Manish Kaurav claiming a bronze medal in the Canoe Men’s KL3 Final event.
Prachi Yadav, who had previously secured a silver in the women’s VL2 final, clinched gold in the para Canoe women’s KL2 event. With these achievements, India is currently positioned at fourth place in the overall medal standings.
Asian Para Games 2023: Updated Indian medal tally 24th October
China leads the tally with an impressive total of 160 medals, including 64 gold, establishing its dominance in the competition. Iran and Uzbekistan follow, securing 46 and 38 medals, respectively. Japan closely trails at fourth with a total haul of 42 medals. They have won more medals than Uzbekistan at third, but are behind Uzbekistan on gold count – 12 to 10.
India have also been making waves at the Games, claiming 34 medals, including 9 gold, 12 silver, and 13 bronze, positioning themselves in fifth place.
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What to expect from Indian contingent on 25th October?
On October 25 (Day 3) at the Asian Para Games, the Indian contingent is gearing up for a day filled with intense sporting action. In the men’s doubles recurve semifinal, India will face a formidable opponent in China, with archery enthusiasts eagerly anticipating this thrilling showdown.
Additionally, the women’s doubles compound semifinal will feature India competing against Korea. This matchup promises to be a display of exceptional skill and teamwork as both teams vie for a spot in the final.
In athletics, the day will witness several crucial events, including the women’s discus throw-F54/55 Final Gp B and men’s javelin throw-F64 Final. Indian athletes will be looking to put forth remarkable performances and secure top positions in these events.
The Indian judo team is set to make its mark as well, with athletes like Sunil Kumar and Rani Mukesh participating in various weight categories. Their performance in the elimination rounds and preliminary rounds will be closely watched as they strive for success in this combat sport.
Furthermore, India’s presence will be felt in lawn bowls, cycling, blind football, powerlifting, shooting, taekwondo, and table tennis, with athletes competing in various events.