Para Asian Games: India bag 5 medals on Day 1

While Farman Basha won a silver medal in the Men's 49 kg Powerlifting event, swimmer Devanshi Satijawon finished second on the podium in the Women's 100m Butterfly in S-10 category.

Published: 08th October 2018 11:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2018 11:21 AM   |  A+A-

India's Farman Basha and Paramjeet Kumar with Laophakdee Pia of Laos after the medal ceremony (Photo | Twitter/Asian Para Games 2018)

By ANI

JAKARTA: India started their campaign at the ongoing third edition of the Para Asian Games on a high note by clinching five medals, including two silver and three bronze, on the opening day of the tournament.

While Farman Basha won a silver medal in the Men's 49 kg Powerlifting event, swimmer Devanshi Satijawon finished second on the podium in the Women's 100m Butterfly in S-10 category.

The Indian men's badminton team won the country's first medal in the ongoing tournament, settling for silver after a narrow 1-2 defeat at the hands of Malaysia in the semi-final of the event.

Indian athlete Paramjeet Kumar won a bronze in the Men's 49 kg Powerlifting event, while swimmer Suyash Jadhav settled for the third spot in the Men's 200m Individual Medley in the SM-7 category.

The 2018 Para Asian Games is slated to end on October 13.



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