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Indian para athletes put in a clincical performance to secure a glittering 42 medals, including 12 gold, 16 silver, and 13 bronze at the 2021 Asian Youth Para Games in Bahrain.
Asian Youth Para Games started in 2009 at Tokyo. It’s held in every four years. 2013 was held at Kuala Lumpur, 2017 at Dubai and 2021 was held at Manama, Bahrain. India won 12 Gold, 15 Silver and 14 Bronze Medals – Total 41 in the recently concluded event at Bahrain.
India first participated in 2017 at Dubai. 41 athlete represented India in that games. India won 17 Gold, 14 Silver and 13 Bronze Medal – Total 44 in 2017 and finished Sixth.
As per the International Paralympic Committee, the fourth edition, 2021, was the biggest para sports event ever. 30 nations participated in the event. About 750 athletes under 20 years (U12-20) and Wheelchair basketball in U23 participated. There were nine sports categories, including athletics, boccia, goalball, powerlifting, swimming, badminton, table tennis, taekwondo and wheelchair basketball.
Medal update #TeamIndia clinches 41 medals 🏅 at the Asian Youth Para Games 2021🇮🇳— Khelo India (@kheloindia) December 8, 2021
Outstanding performance by the Indian contingent at #Bahrain2021aypg in #Athletics #Badminton #Swimming and #ParaPowerlifting
Congrats and best wishes to all the winners! 🥳#KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/2rNMzBD3ho
Paralympian Praveen Kumar & Para-Shuttler Palak Kohli were the Flag bearers of Indian Contingent in the Opening Ceremony of Asian Youth Para Games, Bahrain 2021
Ananya Bansal clinched India's first medal in shotput. Ananya bagged a silver medal in the U20 (F20) category. Indian Para Badminton Team finished with 15 Medals.
Indian para-athlete Meet Hareshkumar Tadhani clinched two gold medals at the ongoing 2021 Asian Youth Para Games. Tadhani won gold in the 100m men's T13 category event on December 4 and bagged another in the men's 200m T13 category.
Ishan Khandelwal bagged a gold medal in the 1500m race in the men's T20 category.
Darsh Soni also seemed unstoppable as he went on to win two medals at the event. Soni bagged a bronze medal at the men's 100m T46/47 category event a few days ago. He also won a silver medal in the men's long Jump T44/46/47 division event.
Vikas Bhatiwal also bagged two medals in Bahrain. Bhatiwal won a silver medal in the men's shotput F46 division event at the ongoing Para Games. He also clinched a gold medal in the men's discus throw F46 category event.
Paralympian Praveen Kumar attained first and second place finish in the men's high jump T44 category and long jump-T44 category respectively.
Meanwhile, Indian Paralympian Kashish Lakra bagged a gold medal at the 2021 Asian Youth Para Games in Bahrain. She claimed the best prize on offer at the women's club throw event on Friday (December 3).
Kashish Lakra bagged a gold medal at the women's club throw event
Hareshkumar Tadhani clinched a gold medal in the 100m men's T13 category event.
Hareshkumar Tadhani clinched a gold medal in the 200m men's T13 category event.
Vikram Singh won Gold in Javelin - F46
Ishan Khandelwal wins GOLD Medal in 1500 Mtrs Run - T20
KARANDEEP KUMAR wins Gold Medal in Long Jump - T46
Praveen Kumar wins GOLD Medal in High Jump, 2.0M -T44 Cat
Vikash Bhatiwal wins GOLD Medal in Discuss Throw - F46 Cat
Para badminton WS SL3 Sanjana Kumari - Gold
Para badminton WS SH6 Nithya Sre - Gold
Para badminton WD SL3-SU5 Palak and Sanjana - Gold
Para badminton MD SL3-SL4 Nehal Gupta and Abhijeet Sakhuja - Gold
Ananya Bansal bagged a silver medal in the U20 (F20) category.
Vikas Bhatiwal pocketed a silver medal in the men's shotput F46 division
Siddharth Kahar wins Silver Medal in Javelin - F35
Praveen Kumar wins Silver Medal in Long Jump T44
DARSH ASHISH SONI wins Silver Medal in Long jump T-44/46/47
RAHUL wins Silver Medal in High Jump, 1.65M-T42
MAFI wins Silver Medal in Running 400M, T46
DEVANSHI SATIJA wins Silver Medal in Swimming 100 Mtrs. Breast Stroke
Para badminton XD SH6 Nithya Sivan and Aditya – Silver
Rahul Jogarajiya wins #Silver Medal in Powerlifting 72Kgs Wt. ct. - 100 Kgs Lift
Para badminton WS SL4 – Jyoti – Silver
Para badminton MS SL4 – Naveen S – Silver
Para badminton MS SU5 – Hardik Makkar – Silver
Para badminton MD SU5 - Karan Paneer and Ruthick Ragupathi – Silver
Para badminton XD SL3-SU5 Hardik and Sanjana – Silver
Sanjay Reddy Neelam won a bronze medal in Shotput F11 division
Laxit also bagged a bronze medal in the F54 division of the javelin throw
Darsh Soni bagged a bronze medal at the men's 100m T46/47 category event.
Bennet Biju George won a bronze medal in the T46 men's 400m event
DEVANSHI SATIJA wins Bronze Medal in Swimming 100 Mtrs. Butterfly
Karthik Murali Krishna wins Bronze Medal in Discus Throw-F37
Medha Jayanth wins Bronze Medal in Shot put - F33/34
Para badminton MS SH6 Aditya Kulkarni – Bronze
Para badminton WS SU5 Palak Kohli - Bronze
Para badminton XD SL3-SU5 Palak and Nehal - Bronze
Para badminton MS SU5 Naveen S and Hardik Makkar - Bronze
DEVANSHI SATIJA wins Bronze Medal in Swimming 100 Mtrs. Free Style