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India win 5 gold, Deepa wins 2nd bronze on penultimate day of Asian Para Games

Press Trust of India  |  Jakarta 

Para athletes added two gold medals to India's kitty after players and a shuttler grabbed yellow metals as the country continued its impressive performance at the where medallist bagged her second bronze on Friday.

K Jennitha Anto clinched the gold in women's individual rapid P1 event after beating Manurung Roslinda of 1-0 in the final round, while Kishan Gangolli got the better of in the men's individual rapid VI - B2/B3 event to claim the top spot.

Rapid P1 event is for physically impaired athletes while rapid VI - B2/B3 event features partially blind competitors.

In para-badminton, notched up a 21-9 21-5 victory over Wandee Kamtam of to win the gold medal in the women's singles SL3 event.

Athletes in this class have impairment in one or both lower limbs and poor walking/running balance but they play in standing positions.

"I work as a coach in the Gujarat's Authority of My target is Paralympics. I will play in the World Championships next," Parmar said after winning the gold.

"So, I want support from my office and I need sponsors. When we go to play international tournaments we don't have sponsors and we have to fund ourselves. I request the government to help us," she added.

Later, para athletes further made it a memorable day for the Indians.

It was double delight for in the men's throw F55 event as and clinched the gold and silver medals respectively.

While Neeraj's best effort was 29.24m, Amit threw the spear to 29.79 to win the silver. The bronze was bagged by Vietnam's Kieu with a throw of 28.27m.

It was a one-two finish for in the men's club throw F51 event too with and Dharambir bagging the gold and silver respectively.

created a Games record en route the gold with a throw of 29.47, while Dharambir's best effort was 24.81.

The bronze in this event went to Radhi Alharthi of

Swapnil Patil clinched a silver in the men's 100m backstroke in the S10 category. The S10 classification covers physical impairment. Patil earlier won a bronze in the men's 400m freestyle.

India also won a bronze medal in the men's C4 Individual Pursuit 4000m event with Gurlal Singh claiming the third position. This event is for athletes with a below the and a prosthesis on one leg.

Earlier in the day, Rio Paralympics silver-medallist bagged her second medal at the ongoing competition when she clinched the bronze in the women's F51/52/53s throw.

Deepa produced her best effort in her fourth attempt, a 9.67 metre throw to claim the third spot.

of took home the gold and set a new Asian record with her best throw of 10.71m. Fatema Nedham of won the silver with an effort of 9.87m.

The other Indian in fray, Ekta Bhyan, who won the gold in the women's club throw event, finished last in a four-strong field with a best attempt of 6.52m.

In F51/52/53 category, athletes have full power and movements in their arms, but none in their abdominal muscles and typically no sitting balance. They compete in seated positions.

Deepa had earlier won a bronze in women's F 53/54 throw event.

In the women's throw F11 category, Nidhi Mishra claimed a bronze covering a personal distance of 21.82m. The F11 classification covers visual impairment.

India now have 63 medals in the Games, which conclude on Saturday. Thirteen of these are gold, 20 silver and 30 bronze.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 20:00 IST
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