Jakarta, Oct 8 : India fetched its first gold medal after Sandeep Chaudhary bagged the yellow metal in the Men's Javelin Throw F42-44/61-64 category here at the Asian Para games on Monday.
Sandeep in his third attempt managed to threw 60.01m his best throw bagging gold while Sri Lanka's Chaminda Sampath Hetti clinched silver with 59.32m and bronze was secured by Iran's Omidi Ali with 58.97m.
Swimmer Suyash Jadhav won India’s second gold medal at the Asian Para Games in Indonesia on Monday. He finished first in the men’s 50m Butterfly S7 (6-7) event with a timing of 00:32.71.
Suyash had already won two medals in the 200m Individual Medley and 50m Freestyle S7 categories.
Track athlete Rakshitha Raju won the gold medal in the women’s 1500m (T11) event. She clocked a timing of 00:05:40.64 in the two-person race where only one medal was on offer. By virtue of beating Japan’s Inouchi Natsumi, the 17-year-old Indian bagged the gold medal.(UNI)