#AsianParaGames: Javelin thrower Sandeep opens India's gold account

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08 Oct 2018

#AsianParaGames: Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary opens India's first gold account

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

Sandeep claimed the top honors 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, while Iran's Omidi Ali settled for the bronze.

Chaudhary now wants to gear up for World Championships

Chaudhary now wants to gear up for the World Championships next year. His 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 a prosthesis.

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India has so far clinched two silver, three bronze medals

India has so far clinched two silver, three bronze medals

Chaudhary's medal comes a day after India won two silver and three bronze medals at the ongoing Games.

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

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

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