Asian Para Games: Team India on medal rush
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Asian Para Games: Team India on medal rush

The gold rush for India in the ongoing 4th Asian Para Games continued with Deepthi Jeevanji bagging a gold medal in the women's 400m-T20, and setting a new Asian Para record and games record on Tuesday.

Deepthi, with a record timing of 56.69s, secured a top podium finish ahead of Thailand's Orawan Kaising who gave her personal best time of 59.00s and still had to settle for silver. Japan's Niina Kanno bagged a bronze by clocking her personal best of 59.73s.

In the men's 400m-T64 final, Ajay Kumar gave his personal best timing of 54.85s to clinch a silver medal.

Earlier in the day, Manish Kaurav clinched a bronze medal in the Canoe Men's KL3 Final event to open India's medal count on Day 2, clocking 44.605s to secure a podium finish falling short of the gold by just 2.347s.

India's Prachi Yadav clinched a gold medal in the Canoe women's KL2 event on Day 2 after securing a silver on Day 1 in the women's VL2 final.

The Indian contingent will be keen to replicate the success of Day 1 as they ended with 17 medals - 6 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze.

This time India has sent 303 athletes - 191 men and 112 women - to the fourth edition of the Asian Para Games which is the largest contingent to the continental event.

At the 2018 Asian Para Games, India sent a total of 190 athletes and returned with 72 medals, including 15 gold, for their best performance at the quadrennial event.


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