Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of Sports, commended the Indian para-athletes for breaking the previous mark at the Asian Para Games. With two days remaining in the current 4th Asian Para Games, India will be looking to surpass its previous record of 72 medals set in Indonesia by finishing the day with 82 medals overall.
In 2018, India won 72 medals, consisting of 15 gold, 24 silver, and 33 bronze. But this time India has outdone itself in Hangzhou, securing their best-ever medal tally at the games. The historic 73rd medal was clinched by Nithya Sre, as she settled for a bronze medal with a remarkable effort in the women’s singles SH6 event.
“Because there are others beyond the stars. Indian para players have given their best performance this time and have broken the previous record of 73 medals in the Asian Games. The game is still on, new records will be made and will be broken due to the determination of our players,” the Union Minister said in a post on X on Thursday night.
In the ongoing Asian Para Games India’s medal tally of 82 comprises 18 gold, 23 silver, and 41 bronze. India has won 13 bronze medals in Para badminton itself.