Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary on Monday bagged India’s first gold medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Sandeep clinched the yellow metal in the Men’s F42-44/61-64 category with a best throw of 60.01m throw in his third attempt. Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Sampath Hetti won the silver medal with a throw of 59.32m while Omidi Ali of Iran with a best of 58.97m had to settle for the bronze.
With a throw of 60.01m,we proudly bring to you our GOLD medal winner, #TOPSAthlete @Sandeep_Javelin,in men's #Javelin throw in F42-44/61-64 event at @asianpg2018.It’s India’s 5th gold in #AsianParaGames #history.Many congratulations!#IndiaAtParaAG @ParalympicIndia #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/KC0CxBCyGc
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) October 8, 2018
The F42-44/61-64 category relates athletes with limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement. The athletes in the category participate without a prosthesis.
The Indian contingent, on Sunday, had won two silver and three bronze medals. Farman Basha and Paramjeet Kaur won a silver and bronze medals respectively in the Men’s 49 kg powerlifting discipline.
Swimmers Devanshi Satijawon and Suyash Jadhav bagged a silver and bronze respectively. Satijawon finished second in the Women’s 100-metre butterfly in S-10 while Jadhav settled for bronze in the men’s 200-metre Individual medley in the SM-7 category.
(With Agency inputs)