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Indian para-athletes creat history with 111 medals

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The historic performance of our athletes in the Para Asian Games shows India’s growing power in Sports: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur

Khel Today Bureau 

New Delhi: Indian para-athletes have created history with India’s highest-ever Medal Tally in the Para Asian Games with 111 medals, including 29 Gold medals. Previously India had won 14 medals in the 2010 edition, 33 in 2014 and 72 in 2018.

This is India’s best-ever performance since the inception of the Games where India was ranked 5th in the overall medal tally. India sent its largest contingent this year, consisting of 303 athletes (191 male & 112 female). Out of the 111 medals, female athletes have contributed 40 medals, i.e. 36% of the medal tally.

Shri Anurag Singh Thakur.

Speaking about the record-breaking performance, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports said, “This performance reflects the hard work of our athletes and the introduction of the right policies in sports under the leadership of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Be it the Khelo India Scheme at the grassroots level or the Target Olympic Podium Scheme for elite athletes, the support extended through these schemes is indeed showing results now. You will be happy to know that 8 Khelo India Athletes and 46 TOPS athletes participated in the Games and brought in a total of 38 medals out of 111. Also, the increase of sports budget by 3 times as compared to 2014 has also given us the ability to extend better support to all our athletes, be it in terms of coaches, training, foreign exposure, diet, infrastructure.”

He also added, “The spectacular performance of athletes at the recently-concluded Asian Games as well as these Para Asian Games and the last Olympics, Paralympics, CWG, Deaflympics, goes to show that India’s power in sports is growing. And like Honourable PM said at the IOC meeting recently, India is not just performing well but is also ready to host big events, be it Youth Olympics in 2030 or the Summer Olympics in 2036.”

History Created at Asian Para Games

1. 🇮🇳 won 1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣ medals (2️⃣9️⃣ Gold🏅, 3️⃣1️⃣ Silver🥈 & 5️⃣1️⃣ Bronze🥉medals) with its best ever performance till now in all editions of Asian Para Games (APG). This is more than 3 times the 3️⃣3️⃣ medals in APG 2014.

2. 🇮🇳 is ranked 5️⃣th in the overall medal tally (best ever standing), up from its 1️⃣5️⃣th position at APG 2014.

3. 🇮🇳 won 2️⃣9️⃣ Gold Medals, almost 1️⃣0️⃣ times the 3️⃣ Golds at APG 2014.

4. In APG 2022, 🇮🇳 athletes gave *multiple podium finishes* with *clean sweep* in Club Throw F51, Javelin Throw F46, Rapid Chess & Discus Throw F54/55/56 event

2️⃣ medals across 19 events (10 in Athletics, 7 in Badminton, 1 each in Powerlifting and Shooting).

5. 🇮🇳 won 1️⃣st ever medal in Para Rowing while in Para Taekwondo and Para Canoe in their debut events as well.

6. 3️⃣7️⃣% of the Indian contingent were women 🏃🏻‍♀, and 4️⃣0️⃣ out of 1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣🏅 at APG were contributed by Indian women 💪🏼💪🏼

7. 🇮🇳 athletes created 6️⃣ World Records, 1️⃣3️⃣ Asian Records and 1️⃣5️⃣ Asian Para Games Records.

8. 4️⃣6️⃣ TOPS athletes participated in the Games winning 3️⃣6️⃣ medals.

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