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After the Asian Games, now Indian para-athletes have done wonders. Para athletes won their 100th medal at the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou on Saturday, with Dilip Mahadu Gavit winning the gold medal. With this the Indian cricket team created history.

Gavit won the gold medal in the men’s 400 meters T47 event with a timing of 49.48 seconds.

Notably, for the first time, the Indian Para contingent has won 100 medals, making it their most successful Para Asian Games campaign ever. The Indian team has won 105 medals so far. Till the publication of this news, India had won 28 gold, 30 silver and 47 bronze medals.

The biggest tournament in terms of medals for the country was the 2018 Para Games in Jakarta. At that time 72 medals including 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze were won. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him for this achievement and said that this victory will be an inspiration for all.

In a post on Twitter, the Prime Minister said, “100 medals in Asian Para Games! A moment of unparalleled joy. This success is the result of the talent, hard work and determination of our players. This remarkable achievement fills our hearts with immense pride. I express my deep appreciation and gratitude to our incredible athletes, coaches, and the entire support system that works with them. This victory inspires all of us. They serve as a reminder that nothing is impossible for our youth.”

Meanwhile, the medal race continued for India on the final day of the prestigious Games as rowers Anitha and Narayana Konganapalle won a silver medal in the PR3 mixed doubles sculls on Saturday. The mixed doubles pair claimed a podium finish with a timing of 8:50.71.

Suyansh Narayan Jadhav won India’s first gold medal in swimming at the Games with a performance time of 32.22 seconds in the men’s 50m butterfly-S7 category on Friday. Solaraj Dharmaraj won India’s 25th gold medal at the Asian Para Games 2023 and 98th overall by setting a new Asian and Games record with a jump of 6.80 meters in the men’s long jump T64 category.

The Indian contingent would like to continue its winning streak in athletics, chess and sailing on Saturday. Indian para-athletes won a total of 17 medals including 7 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals on Friday. Sheetal Devi made a great start to the day by winning the gold medal in the archery compound open event. Dharmaraj Solaraj won the gold medal in the men’s long jump T-64 event with a jump of 6.80 meters.

India’s Nitish Kumar and Tarun won gold medal in men’s doubles SL3-SL4 badminton. India dominated the men’s singles SL3 badminton tournament with two podium finishes. Pramod Bhagat won the coveted gold medal, while Nitish Kumar won the silver medal. Tulsimati won the gold medal in badminton women’s singles SU5 category by defeating China’s Qixia Yang 2-0. Earlier, Raman Sharma won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m T-38 event with a timing of 4:20.80.