Raman’s historic run earns gold for India in Asian Para Games

New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on his X account congratulating para athlete Raman Sharma for winning gold medal in the Men's 1500m T-38 event at the ongoing Asian Para Games being held in Hangzhou, China, on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Raman Sharma stole the limelight with his record-breaking run to win gold in the men’s 1500m-T38 final at the ongoing 4th Asian Para Games on Friday.
Raman clocked 4:20.80s and broke his own Asian Para Games record, as well as the Asian Record. Timor-Leste’s Teofilo Freitas clinched the silver medal with a timing of 4:21.75s, while Japan’s Takafumi Igusa settled for silver in 4:29.42s.
The flurry of medals in athletics continued as Pradeep Kumar and Laxit dominated the podium in the men’s Javelin Throw F-54 event on Friday.
Pradeep added a silver to India’s constantly rising medal tally with his personal best throw of 25.94m. Laxit also clinched a bronze by producing his personal best attempt of 21.20m.
Iran’s Erfan Bondori Deraznoei broke the Asian Para Games record with a sensational throw of 28.28m to walk away with a gold medal.
Meanwhile, in the women’s Discus Throw-F37/38 final, Lakshmi won a bronze with her personal best attempt of 22.55m. China’s Na Mi and Yingli Li dominated the podium standings by clinching gold and silver, respectively.
Na Mi broke the record in the event with a sensational throw of 38.73m, while Yingli produced her season-best throw of 37.04m and settled for a silver medal.
Earlier, Sheetal Devi kicked off the day on a remarkable note as she bagged the coveted gold medal in the women’s compound open event.