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2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia

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From 6th to 13th October 2018, 2018 Asian Para Games was held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, IndonesiaKey Points:

  • This was the third edition of Asian Para Games. It was organized by Indonesia Asian Para Games Organizing Committee (INAPGOC) along with the APC (Asian Paralympic Committee).43 Nations Participated in this event.
  • Logo: This year’s concept was ‘Harmony’. The circle shaped logo represented harmony that is formed by nations throughout Asia, harmoniously shining to the world as ‘The Energy of Asia’. Collection of pieces forming a circle represented the silhouette of Gelora Bung Karno Stadium from top view. The 3 curves in 3 colors surrounding the man’s silhouette represented diversified nations of Asia.
  • Mascot: is MOMO (motivation and mobility). It is a graphic visualization of Bondol Eagle (Haliastur Indus).
  • Motto:The Inspiring Spirit and Energy of Asia
  • 302 members participated from India. Rio Paralympic gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu was the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent.
  • China topped the medal tally with 319 medals including 172 gold medals. Second place was occupied by Korea with 144 medals and third position by Iran with 136 medals.
  • India occupied 9th Place by winning a total of 72 medals with: 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals.
  • India won 72 medals,the highest number of medals in the Asian Para Games ever,In 2014 India won 33 Medals and in 2010 India won 14 Medals.

Indian gold medal winners:

Sl. No. Event Name Highlights
1 Men’s Archery Individual Recurve Open Harvinder Singh
2 Men’s Badminton Singles (SL3) Bhagat Pramod
3 Men’s Badminton Singles (SL4) Tarun Tarun
4 Women’s Badminton Singles (SL3) Parmar Parul Dalsukhbhai
5 Men’s Chess Individual Rapid VI Kishan Gangolli
6 Women’s Chess Individual Rapid P1 Kanickai Irudayaraj Jennitha Anto
7 Men’s Para athletics 100M T35 Narayan Thakur
8 Men’s Club Throw F51 Amit Kumar
9 Men’s High Jump T42/63 Sharad Kumar Asian record with jump of 1.90m
10 Men’s Javelin Throw F42-44/61-64 Sandeep Chaudhary World record with throw of 60.01m
11 Men’s Javelin Throw F55 – Men Neeraj Yadav
12 Women’s Para athletics 1500M T11 Raju Rakshitha
13 Women’s Club Throw F32/51 Ekta Bhyan
14 Men’s Para Swimming 50M Butterfly S7 Jadhav Suyash Narayan
15 Men’s Para Shooting 10M Air Pistol Manish Narwal

About Asian Para Games:

  • Asian Para Games is usually held every four years after Asian Games for the Athletes who are Physically Disabled
  • First Event: 2010,Guangzhou,China.
  • Next Event: 2022,Hangzhou,China.
  • Vice Mayor of Hangzhou Wang Hong received the APC flag.

Few Interesting Facts in 2018 Asian Para Games:

  • Bhutan Made the Debut in this Asian Para Games.
  • Chess was Introduced for the first time in the Asian Para Games.