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India record best-ever show at Asian Para Games with 72 medals

IANS  |  Jakarta 

ended the 2018 on a high after bagging a total of 72 medals, their best show in the event's history.

clinched 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals to finish the campaign at the ninth place.

In the last edition in 2014, had won just 33 medals (3 gold, 14 silver, 16 bronze).

On Saturday, India's Pramod Bhagat defeated Ukun Rukaendi of 21-19, 15-21, 21-14 to clinch the gold medal in men's singles SL3 class badminton event.

Significantly, athletes falling in the SL3 category generally have impairment in one or both lower limbs and poor walking or running balance.

Meanwhile, para shuttler extended India's gold tally after defeating China's Yuyang Gao 21-16, 21-6 in the men's singles SL4 class, where athletes have a lesser impairment compared to SL 3 and play full-court.

topped the competition with 172 gold, 88 silver and 59 bronze followed by (53 gold, 25 silver and 47 bronze) and (51, 42, 43).

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 21:40 IST
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