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Para Asian Games: Harvinder Singh wins gold in archery

Harvinder Singh notched up the men's individual recurve archery gold while track-and-field athletes added silver and a bronze to India's tally in the Asian Para Games in Jakarta. Monu Ghangas claimed the silver in the men's discus throw F11 category, while Mohammed Yasser fetched a bronze in the men's shot put F46 category. Harvinder defeated China's Zhao Lizue 6-0 in the W2/ST category final to claim the top honours and take India's gold tally to seven. The W2 category of impairment covers athletes with parapleejia, diplegia or double leg amputation below the knee, requiring a wheelchair. The ST category is for archers with limited impairment and who may take aim without having to need a wheelchair. In the track and field events, Ghangas claimed his silver with a throw of 35.89m, an effort which he managed in his third attempt. The F11 category deals with visual impairment.

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  • Released : 11-Oct-2018

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