PM Modi congratulates Indian para athletes for crossing 72-medal mark in Asian Para games

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian para-athletes for scripting history by crossing the 80-medal mark at the fourth Asian Para Games 2023 in Hangzhou, the Republic of China. The Indian athletes surpassed their previous editions’ records to extend their medal tally beyond 80 with 18 gold medals at the continental showpiece. Earlier, India delivered their best performance at the 2018 edition with 72 medals in the continental multi-sport event. 

Currently, with 82 medals – 18 gold, 23 silver and 41 bronze medals, India sits at the eighth spot in the standings. PM Modi congratulated the Indian contingent for delivering a remarkable performance. Modi tweeted, “A monumental achievement at the Asian Para Games, with India bagging an unprecedented 73 medals and still going strong, breaking our previous record of 72 medals from Jakarta 2018 Asian Para Games!” 

He added, “This momentous occasion embodies the unyielding determination of our athletes. A roaring ovation for our exceptional para-athletes who have etched their names in history, filling every Indian heart with immense joy. Their commitment, tenacity and unwavering drive to excel are truly inspirational! May this landmark accomplishment serve as a guiding light, inspiring future generations.” 

On Thursday,  October 26,  the pair of Nithya Sre and Rachana Patel won bronze for India in the women’s doubles SH6 category. On the other hand, India bagged another bronze in the Men’s shot-put F-55 category. Not only this, but Monu Ghangas won silver for India in the Discus Throw-F11 Event, with a Personal Best throw of 37.87m. 

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