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India win 6 medals in Para Asiad

India win 6 medals in Para Asiad
India opened their gold medal account with two track and field athletes bagging the yellow metal in a haul of six medals on the second day of competitions at the Para Asian Games here on Monday.

The Indians grabbed one silver and three medals also besides the two gold on Monday to take the overall tally to 12 (2 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze) and occupy the 11th spot in the medals table.

China were on top with 115 medals, followed by Korea (54) and Japan (52) in the Games competed among differently-abled athletes.

India had won six medals (four bronze and two silver) on the opening day of competitions on Sunday. Amit Kumar won a gold in men’s club throw F31/32/51 athletics event in a Para Asian record effort while Sharad Kumar grabbed the other yellow metal of the day in men’s high jump – T42/44/47 event. 2012 London Paralympic Games silver medallist H N Girisha settled for a bronze in men’s high jump – T42/44/47 category while 2013 World Championships gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia bagged a silver in men’s javelin throw – F46. Ankur Dhama (men’s 1500m – T11) and Sharath Mahadevarao Gaykwad (men’s 100m Butterfly S8) also won a bronze each. India are being represented in the Para Asian Games by 90 athletes.

On Sunday, India won six medals (four silver and two bronze) through track and field athletes Sandeep Singh Mann (men’s 200m – T47; silver), Amit Kumar (men’s discus throw – F51/52/53; silver), Ramkiaran Singh (men’s 800m - T13; silver) and Ankur Dhama (men’s 5000m – T11; bronze), swimmer Sharath Mahadevarao Gayakwad (men’s 200m individual medley SM 8; silver) and powerlifter Ankur Dhama (men’s -49kg; bronze).
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