Javelin thrower Sandeep opens India’s gold account at 3rd Asian Para Games

Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary,Sandeep Chaudhary Asian Para Games,Asian Para Games gold medal,Sandeep Chaudhary gold medal,Asian Para Games Javelin thrower

Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary clinched India’s first gold medal at the ongoing Asian Para Games, finishing on top in the men’s F42-44/61-64 category here on Monday.

Sandeep claimed the top honours with a best throw of 60.01m, which he managed in his third attempt.

The silver medal went to Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Sampath Hetti, who cleared 59.32m in his best effort, while Iran’s Omidi Ali settled for the bronze with 58.97m.

Chaudhary’s disability falls in the F42-44/61-64 category, which relates to limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement. The athletes in this category compete without prosthesis.

On Sunday, India won two silver and three bronze medals at the Games.

In the 49kg men’s powerlifting event, Farman Basha claimed the silver and Paramjeet Kumar won the bronze.

Swimmer Devanshi Satijawon then picked up a silver in women’s 100-metre butterfly in S-10 category and Suyash Jadhav clinched the bronze in the men’s 200-metre individual medley in SM-7 category.