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Asian Para Games: Prachi Yadav, Deepthi Jeevanji and Neeraj Yadav strike gold, India’s medal tally swells to 34

Deepthi Jeevanji gained a gold in girls’s T20 class 400m race with the Video games and Asian document timing of 56.69 seconds

India’s medal rush in Hangzhou Asian Para Video games continued on Tuesday as canoeist Prachi Yadav and quartermiler Deepthi Jeevanji clinched a gold. Prachi, who had gained a silver in canoe VL2 class on Monday, bagged her second medal of the Video games as she picked up a gold in KL2 occasion.

India gained 17 medals on Tuesday, together with three gold, taking the full tally to 34 within the first two days of competitors.

India ended Day 2 positioned fifth within the standings, one spot down from Monday, with 9 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze, behind China (165: 66 gold, 53 silver, 46 bronze), Iran (47), Japan (45) and Uzbekistan (38).

Deepthi Jeevanji (girls’s T20 400m) and Neeraj Yadav (males’s F54/55/56 discus throw) have been the opposite gold medal winners on Tuesday.

Sharath Shankarappa Makanahalli gained the lads’s T13 5000m occasion and his gold was initially counted and included in India’s medal tally.

However the variety of India’s gold medals was lowered to 9 as there have been solely two opponents within the occasion.

Underneath the Asian Paralympics Committee rulebook, it’s as much as the technical delegate to award medals in circumstances the place there are lower than three opponents.

The 28-year-old Prachi, who’s paralysed under the waist, clocked 54.962 to cowl the 500m distance and win gold within the KL2 occasion, meant for athletes who propel themselves with their arms and partial trunk and leg operate. She hails from Gwalior.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the medal-winning efforts of the Indian athletes in a sequence of tweets.

“Congratulations to @ItzPrachi on winning the prestigious Gold Medal win in the Para Canoe Women’s KL2 event. This was such an exceptional performance, which has made India proud. Best wishes for the endeavours ahead,” Modi wrote on X, acknowledging the stupendous effort of Prachi.

Deepthi then gained a gold in girls’s T20 class 400m race — meant for athletes with mental impairment — with the Video games and Asian document timing of 56.69 seconds.

Indians swept all of the three medals in males’s F54/55/56 discus throw occasion with Neeraj Yadav successful the gold with the Video games and Asian document distance of 38.56m. Yogesh Kathuniya (42.13m) and Muthuraja (35.06m) have been second and third respectively.

Ravi Rongali (males’s F40 shot put), Parmod (males’s T46 1500m), Ajay Kumar (males’s T64 400m) and Simran Sharma (girls’s T12 100m) clinched a silver every from the observe. Rakesh Bhaira picked a bronze in males’s T46 1500m occasion.

The PM additionally talked about lauded their achievements on his X web page.

In para capturing, Rudransh Khandelwal and Manish Narwal bagged a silver and bronze respectively within the P1 males’s 10m air pistol SH1 occasion whereas Rubina Francis bagged a bronze within the P2 girls’s 10m air pistol SH1 class.

The bronze medal winners on the day have been Manish Kaurav (males’s KL3 canoe), who’s the husband of Prachi, Ashok (males’s 65kg powerlifting), Gajendra Singh (males’s VL2 canoe) and Ekta Bhayan (girls’s F32/51 membership throw).

India picked up a whopping 17 medals, together with six gold, on the primary day of competitors with star shooter Avani Lekhara main the way in which.

Apart from Avani (girls’s R2 10m air rifle standing SH1), the opposite gold winners on Monday have been Pranav Soorma (males’s F51 membership throw), Shailesh Kumar (males’s T63 excessive leap), Nishad Kumar (males’s T47 excessive leap), Ankur Dhama (males’s T11 5000m) and Praveen Kumar (males’s T64 excessive leap).

India is being represented by 313 athletes on the Hangzhou Para Asian Video games, probably the most in any version, with a goal of successful 100 medals.

The nation is collaborating in 17 out of the 22 sports activities, fielding athletes for the primary time in rowing, canoeing, garden bowl, taekwondo and blind soccer.

With PTI inputs



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