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Para archer Harvinder Singh wins the only gold for India on Day 4 of Para Asian Games

Para archer Harvinder Singh won gold in the Men’s Individual Recurve on the fourth day of the Para Asian Games in Jakarta. The other athletes fetched India eight other medals on the day.

Harvinder Singh defeated China’s Zhao Lixue 6-0 in the W2/ST category final to claim the top honour. The W2 category of impairment covers athletes with paraplegia, diplegia or double leg amputation below the knee, requiring wheelchair. The ST category is for archers with limited impairment and who may take aim without having to need a wheelchair. Harvinder took India’s gold tally to seven.

In the track and field events, Monu Ghangas claimed silver in Men’s Discus Throw F11 with a throw of 35.89m. The F11 category deals with visual impairment. In Men’s Long Jump T42/T61/T63, Vijay Kumar also won silver.Another silver came in Women’s Double- TT 3-5 which was won by Sonalben Manubhai Patel and Bhavinaben Hasmukhbhai Patel. In Women’s Individual Standard P1 Chess event, Jennitha Anto Kanickai came second to give India the fourth silver medal for the day.

In shot put, Mohd. Yasser’s throw of 14.22m got him the bronze behind Kazakhstan’s Mansurbayev Ravil (14.66m). The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement. The other bronze medallists for India were Sudhir in Men’s Up To 80kg Powerlifting, Jennitha Anto Kanickai in Women’s Team Standard P1 Chess event and the team of Mrunali Prakash Pande, Punaram Gawar & Megha Chakraborty in Women’s Team Standard VI – B2/B3 Chess event.

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