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India ends Asian Para Games campaign with best ever performance

Press Trust of India  |  Jakarta 

recorded its best-ever showing in the Asian Para Games by bagging 72 medals, including 15 gold, with the shuttlers adding two yellow metals and three bronze on the concluding day of competitions here Saturday.

With 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals, was placed ninth in the overall tally.

finished on top with 172 gold, 88 silver and 59 bronze for a whopping total of 319 medals. (53, 45, 47) and (51, 42, 43) were second and third respectively.

This was India's best ever performance, bettering the last edition (2014) tally of 33 medals (3 gold, 14 silver, 16 bronze).

All of India's five medals on Saturday came from

In men's singles SL3 class badminton, defeated Ukun Rukaendi of 21-19 15-21 21-14 to clinch the gold medal.

Athletes in the SL3 category generally have impairment in one or both lower limbs and poor walking or running balance. Athletes with cerebral palsy, or loss of both legs below the knee compete in half-court (lenghtwise) to minimise the impact of their impairment.

added another gold for on the final day of the event by beating Yuyang Gao of 21-16 21-6 in the men's singles SL4 class.

The SL4 class athletes have a lesser impairment compared to SL 3 and play full-court. Players with impairment in one or both lower limbs, or mild fall in SL4 category.

The bronze winning shuttlers were (men's singles SL3), men's doubles SL3-SL4 pairs of and Pramod Bhagat, and and

Para-athletics gave India half of the medals (36) with seven gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze. and contributed nine medals each while para-swimming gave eight medals.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 20:10 IST