Hangzhou: Indian para-athletes created history at the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, China on Thursday, winning the highest number of medals ever with 18 gold, 23 silver, and 39 bronze. This surpasses their previous best of 72 medals, achieved in the 2018 edition in Indonesia.
Among the highlights of the day were Sachin Sarjerao Khilari’s gold medal in men’s F46 shot put with a Games record throw of 16.03m, and Sidhartha Babu’s gold in R6 mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 event. The compound mixed team of Sheetal Devi and Rakesh Kumar also won gold, defeating their Chinese counterparts in the final.
India is on course to achieve its target of 100 medals at the Games, with two more days left to compete.