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Para Asian Games: India bags 5 medals on opening day

Press Trust of India  |  Jakarta 

opened its Para campaign in style by bagging two silver and three bronze medals on the opening day here Sunday.

The men's team opened the country's medal account after narrowly losing to 1- 2 in the semifinals to settle for a bronze.

The tie began on a promising note when Suhas Yathiraj won the first individual match beating 21-8, 21-7. But Indian doubles pair of and Tarun lost to Cheah Honn and Saaba Hainul 9-21, 8-21. In the crucial final singles, Chirag Baratha went down to 14-32, 15-21 to lose the tie 1-2.

In the 49 kg men's powerlifting event, Farman Basha claimed the silver and Paramjeet Kumar won the bronze. The gold went to of for his effort of 133 kg.

Farman lifted 128 kg while Paramjeet had 127 kg.

The medals continued to come India's way as swimmers Devanshi Satijawon picked up a silver in women's 100 metre butterfly in S-10 category and Suyash Jadhav clinched the bronze in the men's 200 metre individual medley in SM-7 category.

The Boccia team, which is competing for the first time at the Asian Para Games, also emerged victorious as they got the better of hosts in their first group match 5-3.

In chess, all the Indians won their ties with visually impaired Prachurya sealing his victory over Domingos Savio Fernandes Gusmao from Timor Leste in less than 15 minutes.

"The match went well and fast. I defeated my opponent in just 10-15 minutes," said Pradhan, who underwent a week-long training camp in preparation for the Games.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 20:10 IST