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India wins 41 medals at Asian Youth Para Games

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India win 41 medals at Asian Youth Para Games

On 8th December 2021 at Indian Para-athletes claimed 41 medals, with 12 gold, 15 silver, and 14 bronze, at 4th Asian Youth Para Games (AYPG), Asia’s biggest event that was held in Riffa, Bahrain.

  • The event is organized by the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Bahrain.

Participants – Over 700 athletes from around 30 countries participated in the event from 2nd to 6th December 2021.

9 Para Sports played-  Para athletics, Para badminton, boccia, goalball, Para powerlifting, Para swimming, Para table tennis, Para taekwondo, and wheelchair basketball.

  • Indian Contingent took part in all the 9 sports.

Note – The 5th edition of the Asian Youth Para Games 2025 will be hosted by Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Medals acquired:

i.Indian Athletes yielded the most medals of 22 medals from Athletics, 8 players won gold, 6 silver, and 8 bronze.

ii.The Indian para shuttlers returned claimed 15 medals with Tokyo Paralympian Palak Kohli, Sanjana Kumari, and Hardik Makkar claiming 3 medals each.

iii.India won 3 medals, including 1 silver and 2 bronze in swimming and won silver in powerlifting.

Note – Deepa Malik was the President of Tokyo Paralympic Committee of India for 2020 Paralympics games.

–Asia Youth Paralympic Games: Kashish Lakra wins gold as India bags three medals

i.The Tokyo Paralympian Kashish Lakra (F51) bagged a Gold medal in the club throw event

ii.Earlier, Ananya Bansal won India’s 1st medal – Silver, in Shot Put in the F20 category at the event.

About Asian Paralympic Committee

President – Majid Rashed
Headquarters – Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)