India clinch three gold medals in Asian Para Games at Jakarta

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Khabarindiaonline:  Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, including three gold, on a productive day at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta today.

Chaudhary clinched India’s first gold of the Games in the men’s category before middle distance runner Raju Rakshitha in women’s 1500 meters and swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan in men’s 50 meter butterfly added the yellow metals later on the second day of competitions.

Chaudhary claimed the top spot with a best throw of 60.01 meters.

Para-athletics gave two more silver also with Ramya Shanmugam finishing second in women’s javelin throw and Radha Venkatesh finishing second in women’s 1500 meters race.

Swimming also fetched four medals for India. Besides, the gold from Narayan, India also won three bronze from swimming today.

India also won a silver in para-powerlifting while shooting para sport gave the country a silver and a bronze.

With today’s 11 medals, India’s medal tally stood at 3 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze to occupy the eighth spot in the medal table. India had won two silver and three bronze yesterday.

China is on top of the medal table with 35 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze, followed by South Korea with 14 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze. ( Source: AIRN ).

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