The Indian para-athletes contingent flew the country’s flag high and with vigour at the Para Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Registering Para Asian Games medal tally, the athletes returned with a record tally of 72 medals. A stellar performance by them saw them register an outstanding performance in all departments to bring back 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals to be placed ninth on the overall medal tally.
Coming back to Para Asian Games medal tally, sending their biggest ever contingent to the games paid off with India. A talent pool that was brimming with girt, determination and the will to succeed at the highest stage paid huge dividends for the country. Delivering scintillating and spectacular performances, the best thing about the country’s showing was widespread of its medals; from para-swimming, para-athletics, hockey, chess to cycling, India’s medals were spread over 9 events which covered both individual and team sports.
The most medals for the country came in para-athletics. With 36 medals that included 7 gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze, para-athletics was responsible for half of the country’s medals. Record-setting efforts in the javelin throw, men’s high jump and shooting were the highlights of India’s campaign at this year’s event.
India was impressive in chess also, registering 9 events in the newly introduced sport. Badminton was another strong forte for the country, giving 9 medals with para-swimming following up with 8 medals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi facilitated the athletes, meeting them in the national capital. Expressing his delight at interacting with the athletes, the Prime Minister congratulated them for their fine showing at the games. He also expressed appreciation for the coaches due to whose hard work it was possible for the country to shine.
“It was a delight to interact with the medal winners of the Asian Para Games held in Jakarta recently,” the Prime Minister tweeted posting a series of pictures of the athletes.
Gold Medals – 15
Silver Medals – 24
Bronze Medals – 33
Total Medals – 72
Asian Para Games 2018 Medal Tally
|3||Republic of Korea||49||58||70||177|
|13||Hong Kong, China||8||18||20||46|
|20||United Arab Emirates||3||6||5||14|
|25||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||1||2||3||6|
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