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Asian Youth Para Games 2021: India claimed 6 medals on an opening day

Tokyo Paralympic silver medallist Praveen Kumar and para-shuttler Palak Kohli were India's flag bearers at the opening ceremony held on Friday.

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Bahrain: India had a fantastic start at the Asian Youth Para Games 2021 in Bahrain with six medals (one Gold, 2 Silvers and three Bronze) on the opening day of the competition.

Tokyo Paralympic silver medallist Praveen Kumar and para-shuttler Palak Kohli were India’s flag bearers at the opening ceremony held on Friday.

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Khelo India athlete Ananya Bansal opened India’s medal tally with her Silver medal in U20 women’s Shot Put (F-2o category) with the best throw of 7.05 m, while Kashish Lakra bagged first Gold at the ongoing competition in the women’s Club Throw F-51 category.

Exit in the men’s Javelin (F54) event and Sanjay Reddy Neelam in the men’s shotput event clinched a Bronze medal.

By the end of the day, India added two more medals, with Vikas Bhatiwal’s Silver in men’s Shot Put F-46 category, followed by a Bronze medal win by Bennet Biju George in running 400m T-46 category.

At the fourth edition of the Asian Youth Para Games, as many as 700 athletes from 30 countries are competing across nine sports Para athletics, Para-Badminton, Boccia, Goalball, Para powerlifting, Para swimming, Para table tennis, Para-Taekwondo and Wheelchair basketball.

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