At the 2023 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, China, on October 28, Indian para-athletes achieved a remarkable milestone by winning their 100th medal. Dilip Mahadu Gavit, a standout athlete, took home the gold medal.
India Achieves 100th Medal at the 2023 Asian Para Games
On October 28, Indian para-athletes made history by winning their 100th medal at the 4th Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, China, as reported by ANI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his congratulations to these para-athletes, highlighting their dedication and talent, which serves as an inspiration to the entire nation. On a social media platform, he wrote, “100 MEDALS at the Asian Para Games! A moment of great joy. This success is a result of the incredible talent, hard work, and determination of our athletes. They remind us that our youth can achieve the impossible.”
He also expressed immense pride and appreciation for the athletes, coaches, and the support system.
Dilip Mahadu Gavit won a gold medal in the Men’s 400m T47 event by finishing the race in 49.48 seconds. With this victory, India’s total medal count reached 100 at the Para Asian Games. This accomplishment represents India’s most successful Para Asian Games campaign ever, with 26 gold medals, 29 silver medals, and 45 bronze medals.
The current medal count has exceeded India’s previous record of 72 medals, which was achieved at the 2018 Para Games in Jakarta. In 2018, India secured 15 gold medals, 24 silver medals, and 33 bronze medals.
On the last day of the games, in addition to Gavit’s gold medal, rowers Anita and Narayana Konganapalle won a silver medal in PR3 Mixed Doubles Sculls. The day before, Suyansh Narayan Jadhav secured India’s first gold medal in swimming in the Men’s 50m Butterfly-S7 category. Meanwhile, Solairaj Dharmaraj set a new Asian and Games record in the Men’s Long Jump T64.
The day before, India won a total of 17 medals, consisting of 7 gold, 6 silver, and 4 bronze medals.
Back on October 26, when India’s total medal count surpassed 80, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “Congratulations to our Para Shooter @sid6666 for the outstanding performance in the Mixed 50m Rifles Prone SH-1 event! This Gold is a testament to his precision, focus, exceptional talent, and relentless spirit. India is thrilled.”
(Information sourced from ANI)