Haryana athletes emerge overall champions in Khelo India Para Games – Times of India

Haryana athletes emerge overall champions in Khelo India Para Games - Times of India

New Delhi: Haryana emerged as the overall champions with 105 medals, including 40 golds, as the curtains came down on the week-long inaugural event. Play India Para Games Here on Sunday
Haryana also bagged 39 silver and 26 bronze medals.
Uttar Pradesh was second, with a total of 62 medals (25 gold, 23 silver and 14 bronze) while Tamil Nadu was third with 20 gold, 8 silver and 14 bronze medals.
There were 173 gold medal events at the games that began on December 10.
While the Games saw star para-athletes like armless archer Sheetal Devi, discus thrower Yogesh Kathonia and table tennis player Bhavina Patel, there were also heart-warming performances from upcoming stars who physically challenged themselves to finish on the podium. Denied boundaries.
In the final day’s action, Kerala cruised to a 7-0 win over Tamil Nadu in Cerebral Palsy Football.
In table tennis, Sumit Sehgal of Haryana defeated Gujarat’s Ramesh Chaudhary 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-8) in the final to win the men’s Class 4 gold medal.
Appreciating the efforts of the participants, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said, “Today, under these spotlights, we honor not only the medals, but also the resilient spirit and untold stories that have colored this arena. is given
“Give Play India Para Games 2023 is a historic chapter in our sporting history, where participation simply eclipses victory.”
The Games saw an Asian record bettered by Haryana’s Pranav Surma who bettered his Asian Para Games gold medal-winning performance of 30.01m with an effort of 33.54m in the club throw event. He bettered the Asian record of 31.09 meters held by Dharmbir.
Over 1,400 para-athletes from 32 states and Union Territories participated in the Khelo India Para Games with events across seven disciplines.

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