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Oct 13, 2018
8:58PM

On concluding day of Asian Para Games, India's medal tally mounts to 72 with 2 more golds

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India recorded its best-ever showing in the Asian Para Games by bagging 72 medals, including 15 gold, with the shuttlers adding two gold and three bronze medals on the concluding day of the competitions in Jakarta today.

All of India's five medals today came from badminton. 

In men's singles SL3 class badminton, Pramod Bhagat defeated Ukun Rukaendi of Indonesia 21-19, 15-21, 21-14 to clinch the gold medal.

Tarun added another gold for India by beating Yuyang Gao of China 21-16, 21-6, in the men's singles SL4 class.

The bronze winning shuttlers are Manoj Sarkar in men's singles SL3, men's doubles SL3-SL4 pairs of Manoj Sarkar and Pramod Bhagat and Ananda Kumar Gowda and Nitesh Kumar.

Para-athletics gave India half of the medals 36 with seven gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze. Badminton and chess contributed nine medals each while para-swimming gave eight medals.

With 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals, India is placed ninth in the overall tally. 

China finished on top with 172 gold, 88 silver and 59 bronze for a whopping total of 319 medals. South Korea with 53 gold, 45 silver and 47 bronze and Iran with 51 gold, 42 silver and 43 bronze are second and third respectively.   

This was India's best ever performance, bettering the tally of 33 medals - 3 gold, 14 silver, 16 bronze in the last edition in 2014.
 

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