Asian Para Games | Harvinder Singh bags seventh Gold for India at the Asian Para Games

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Asian Para Games | Harvinder Singh bags seventh Gold for India at the Asian Para Games

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SportsCafe Desk

10/10/2018

Indian recurve archer Harvinder Singh won a seventh gold for India at the 2018 Asian Para games on the fifth day of the eight-day event. He won the medal in the W2 category of impairment, which covers athletes with paraplegia, diplegia or double leg amputation below the knee, requiring a wheelchair.

The third Asian Para games started on the sixth of October and the event has reached its fifth day with India already bettering its previous record of gold medals. With seven gold medals of which the latest gold has been bagged by Harvinder Singh, who defeated China's Zhao Lixue 6-0 in the W2/ST category final, India now have a total of 32 medals that is just one shy of its highest haul at the 2014 Asian Para games.,

On the other hand, track-and-field athletes added a silver and a bronze to India's tally on Wednesday. Monu Ghangas threw the discus 35.89m far bagging a silver medal in the f11 category. He stood behind Iran’s Olad Mahdi, who won the gold with a throw of 42.37m. The f11 category is for the visually impaired people.

Mohammed Yasser bagged a bronze in shot put in the F46 category, which covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement. With a throw of 14.22m, Yasser finished third behind Kazakhstan's Mansurbayev Ravil (14.66m) and China's Wei Enlong(15.67m).

India now have a total of 32 medals at the Indonesia Para games and are expected to better its previous best of 33 medals set at the 2014 Asian Para Games at Incheon.

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