Harvinder Singh, bagged a gold in the men’s individual recurve event, India’s first archery medal at the Asian Para Games.
The track-and-field athletes on the other hand added a silver and a bronze to India’s tally in Jakarta on Wednesday, 10 October.
Morning Glory ! India's #HarvinderSingh bags 7th #Gold Medal for India at #AsianParaGames2018 in Men's Individual Recurve Open W2/ST, #Archery Super Day ! Super Athletes ! #ParaInspirasi #NavratriSpecial #IndianSportFan #FanUpdate @ParaArcheryIND @asianparalympic pic.twitter.com/p38ZCNXc7f
— Indian Sports Fan (@IndianSportFan) October 10, 2018
Monu Ghangas claimed the silver in the men’s discus throw F11 category, while Mohammed Yasser fetched a bronze in the men’s shot put F46 category.
Harvinder defeated China’s Zhao Lixue 6-0 in the W2/ST category final to claim the top honours and take India’s gold tally to seven.
India’s first ever gold in #ParaArchery at the #AsianParaGames!!#HarvinderSingh wins gold medal 🥇in men’s individual open recurve W2/ST at the @asianpg2018.
@ParalympicIndia @india_archery #AsianParaGames2018 pic.twitter.com/8Ph6SlP6oV
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 10, 2018
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.
In the track and field events, Ghangas claimed his silver with a throw of 35.89m, an effort which he managed in his third attempt.
He finished behind Iran’s Olad Mahdi, who came up with a new Asian as well as Games record throw of 42.37m.
The F11 category deals with visual impairment.
In shot put, Yasser’s throw of 14.22m got him the bronze behind Kazakhstan’s Mansurbayev Ravil (14.66m).
The gold in this event went to China’s Wei Enlong, who established a new Games record with an effort of 15.67m.
The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.>